winterwind blog

spring snows

Posted by on Mar 26, 2018 in colored angora goats, cvm~romeldale sheep | 2 comments

I like them (spring snows) but some do NOT – just ask a donkey!


This¬† is Stormy Dawn expressing her opinion of today’s weather ūüôā


donkeys miniture donkeys

a little hay and everyone is “happy”


angora kid goats newborn

and… snug in the barn the angora goat kids are arriving!


stay tuned!


Lida Shawl

Posted by on May 8, 2017 in cvm~romeldale sheep, finished projects, patterns | 1 comment

Lida hand knit shawl

Eyelets and lace,

cables and gorgeous yarn

make the Lida shawl by Bristol Ivy.

Knit in a 100% CVM-Romeldale yarn called “Earth”

a 3-ply fingering weight yarn grown and produce here at Winterwind Farm:)

Lida shawl

Lida shawl

An elegant warm weather knit project and perfect summer wrap.


Lambs – cvm/romeldale lambs

Posted by on Apr 16, 2017 in cvm~romeldale sheep, livestock for sale | 0 comments

Such a great spring – such a great lambing season!

cvm romeldale lambs

cvm romeldale lambs

cvm romeldale lamb

cvm romeldale lambs

“Flower” a white romeldale ewe with

her cvm twin lambs.

“May” is a moorit cvm ewe and very proud

of her ewe lamb.

cvm romeldale lambs

The 2017 crop of purebred ARCR registered CVM-Romeldale lambs has been outstanding

17 ewes produced 33 lambs that were sired by an impressive Romeldale ram

with a micron count of 20.7.

It’s a little early to brag about the lambs’ wool but so far they do seem to have inherited their sire’s fineness.

If you think you would like to add a cvm-romeldale lamb to your flock now would be a good time to get on the wait list.

email –

angora buckling

coming soon 2017 colored angora kids! 


Gradient – hand spun kid mohair and silk

Posted by on Jan 25, 2017 in cvm~romeldale sheep, patterns, roving~yarn, wool and mohair, yarn | 0 comments

gradient handspun

moody blues and gray handspun singles getting ready to become

the Shibui Gradient Cowl

(pattern here)

gray and blue gradient yarn

kid mohair and silk blends in natural silver and white,

kettle dyed to stormy Blue Heron and Harbor blues.

blue gradient handspun

a relaxing seed stitch pattern using 3 strands of yarn held as one,

shifting colors one strand at a time to create a new shade.

that is – Gradient.

blue gradient mohair and silk yarn

1600 yards in 4 colors

custom spinning requests can be made by contacting

winterwind farm at

silk and kid mohair handspunanother Gradient by winterwind farm

found here and there.

winterwind farm

Happy Winter – stay warm and knit!

Fingerless Mittens

Posted by on Nov 27, 2016 in cvm~romeldale sheep, finished projects | 0 comments

hand knit fingerless mittens

just in time for the holidays…

hand knit fingerless mittens


hand knit

fingerless mittens

hand knit fingerless mittens

romeldale wool for warmth, kid mohair for halo, angora for pizzazz

hand knit fingerless mittens

custom made just for…

visit our etsy shop for details

hand knit fingerless mittens



Posted by on Sep 30, 2016 in cvm~romeldale sheep, finished projects, roving~yarn, wool and mohair, yarn | 2 comments

Gyre Рa unique lace wrap.

gyre a knit shawl

knit with Freckles Fingering

a Roubaix Wool yarn made from a blend of cvm wool and kid mohair.

gyre a lace shawl

a sunburst surrounded by honeycomb lace

makes the perfect late summer wrap.


This clever design is by Bristol Ivy

in Brooklyn Tweed’s Wool People 9 Lookbook

gyre a lace shawl

cvm romeldale white lamb

a lovely cvm-romeldale lamb 

Lambs for Sale

Posted by on Sep 15, 2016 in cvm~romeldale sheep, livestock for sale | 0 comments


cvm romeldale ram lambs for sale

The growing season is coming to an end.

If you have always wanted a lovely CVM-Romeldale ram

now would be a great time to buy!

cvm romeldale ram lambs for sale

Winterwind Farm has March born ram lambs for sale

out of NRCC registered purebred stock.

cvm romeldale lambs

Please contact us if you are in the market!


lamb legs 2

Fresh Wool

Posted by on Feb 29, 2016 in cvm~romeldale sheep, fleece, wool and mohair | 2 comments


freshly sheared CVM-Romeldale wool…

gray cvm fleece

the breed is so unique there really is nothing like it.

blue gray cvm wool

the ewes fine to medium wool is dripping with lanolin –¬†the feel is amazing!

multi gray cvm fleece

how many shades of gray?

moorit cvm fleece

and the moorits – so beautiful – so rare

moorit cvm fleece


moorit cvm wool


moorit cvm fleece

moorits can be a dark as cinnamon and as light as oatmeal like “May”

oatmeal colored cvm fleece

white romeldale x cormo wool

and white!

white 3

white romeldale fleece


freshly sheared cvm fleeces

cvm ewes

the contributors!

bursting with soon to be arriving lambs these cvm-romeldale ewes are ready to give up their bulky wool coats.

fleeces will be for sale on Etsy

Tallgrass – a prairie shawl

Posted by on Sep 18, 2015 in cvm~romeldale sheep, finished projects, patterns, yarn | 0 comments

Tallgrass shawl

summer is over

the bugs and humidity are leaving!

 farmers are harvesting beans and the prairie grasses are turning brown.

fall is in the air –¬†¬†it’s time to think about knitting!


Tallgrass – a new ROUBAIX WOOL pattern might be just the right project to start.

lace and cables twist together to create the perfect fall wrap.

tallgrass wrap

knit with “Prairie” a warm sport wt. cvm/alpaca yarn grown here on Winterwind Farm

and spun at  Dakota Fiber Mill in close by North Dakota.

tallgrass in autumn

wrap yourself up in this warm shawl and settle in to watch the dazzling colors of autumn begin.

tallgrass shawl in autumn

the Tallgrass pattern and Prairie yarn are for sale on Etsy

I think you will enjoy them both.




dryer balls

Posted by on Aug 30, 2015 in cvm~romeldale sheep, finished projects, misc, wool and mohair | 0 comments

I never really believed in dryer balls…until I tried them.

drier balls

As a natural fabric softener these dryer balls reduce wrinkles, reduce drying time and reduce static.

And if you add a few drops of your favorite essential oil to a dryer ball, you will have fabulously scented towels and sheets (and laundry room).

drier balls 3

Handmade from cvm wool, angora wool and mohair (these are kind of designer balls), they are all natural, eco-friendly and affordable.

drier balls4

In natural colors of white, gray, brown and charcoal.

drier balls 5

Or hand dyed in soft pastel colors.

add 3-4 balls to your dryer and enjoy!

for sale on Etsy