Fall is Around the Corner!

I know it is not officially fall, but once the kids are heading back to school, it seems as though fall is here.  It is still hot here (in the 90’s) but the evenings are cooling down and feeling more like fall. The sheep have welcomed the cooler evening weather and so have the dogs.

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Frances and Dakota think it has cooled down enough in the evenings to play.

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I have stocked some new hand dyed Wensleydale rovings and locks in the shop.  If you have not spun any farm fresh Wensleydale roving, you should give it a try.  It is so soft and drafts effortlessly. The shop is stocked with natural white and black roving along with hand dyed roving.  The hand dyed roving drafts just as easily as the undyed roving.  I will be adding new hand dyed fibers weekly so be sure to check the shop.

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Summer Update

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A lot of time has been spent at the lakes.  Finally the water has warmed up.  🙂

I have listed some new hand dyed Wensleydale rovings, locks, and carded batts to the farm shop on Etsy.  Most of my dyeing inspiration has been the hot summer weather and lake views.. So the wools are pretty much a mix of brights and muted vegetation/greens.

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My Churro Club yarns from Weaving Southwest arrived.  The Churro Club is a monthly box of hand dyed, US grown and spun, Navajo Churro yarns from Weaving Southwest.  These yarns are great for tapestry and pretty much anything else.

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I hope your fiber artwork is going along good!  Even with all the farmwork, I am managing to squeeze in time to work on my weaving and spinning projects.

It’s Another Shop Update!

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I have added some super nice fibers to my farm shop on Etsy.  Fibers include: Cormo lamb, adult Cormo, washed Wensleydale lamb (white and black/silver), and some Kid Mohair locks.  The Cormo and Wensleydale were homegrown right here on the farm.  All locks have very little (if any) vegetable matter.  The Cormo and Wensleydale were coated fleeces.

The Cormo lamb locks are so soft and delicious, they could probably melt in your hand!  I have a bunch of the Portabella colorway (top right in photo below)  waiting for me to spin.

New Etsy Shop?

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I have opened an Etsy shop with my identical twin sister.  We have been wanting to work on something together and thought it would be fun to open an Etsy shop together!!  I will have special items in the Etsy shop that will not be in the Herman Hills Knittery online shop.  I have been working on a few new knit items too so keep an eye on my shop and the new Etsy!! This shop is also part of the Fiber Indie eXperience (FIX) and purchases made here will enter you in the FIX drawings!

The photo above is an example of a few items that are in the Spin to Yarn Etsy shop. As you may know, my sister’s shop Spin to Yarn (her main site, not the Etsy one) has many Schacht and Louet products in it (with more Schacht items to be listed soon including the new Sidekick wheel-more on that in a later post!).  She will be listing a few Louet items on Etsy, but all the Schacht items will only be available through the main Spin to Yarn website.