Saturday, January 6, 2007

Winter Sky Wool Company



I became tired of sending my yarns to various business to sell and decided to create my own home business and work the farmer's markets in the area. The first season was very successful, and I am hopeful next year will bring many new customers in addition to the old, valued ones.


One of the most frequently heard comments was: "Is that alpaca?". Since I've been working very hard over the years to produce Shetlands with ultra-soft fiber in glorious colors it was heartening to know my yarns didn't feel like "wool" to most people.




I'd like to thank Wooly Knob Fiber Mill in LaOtto, Indiana for doing such a wonderful job of processing my fleeces into roving for me. For contact information you can go to my website: www.winterskyshetlands.com.


2 comments:

Michelle at Boulderneigh said...

Beautiful yarn, roving -- and SOCKS! Surely you don't sell socks that beautiful (this from a very basic knitter who would FRAME those if she ever managed to knit something that nice!)?

Karen Valley said...

Hi Michelle--

Although I've had many offers those socks are very special to me as they include numerous original yarns from my flock over the last decade, so they are just used for exhibition and not for sale.

They look a lot more difficult than they actually were, and it is a great way to use up small bits of leftover skeins one ends up with after numerous projects.