Project # 1: White and Blue Romney Wool Rugged Mittens

Before moving forward with the descriptions of my projects, I would like to revert back in history and fill in some missing gaps. This post is about my first complete project that included my own spinning (very first yarn I’ve eve spun) and knitting with my yarn. This was my first real spinning project, not my first knitting project. I learned to knit from my grandmother and from my neighbor. I leaned how to crochet from my mom. I was seven when I started and I haven’t stopped ever since. As a knitter, I always wanted to have a full control of the type of yarn I am using for… Read More

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Romney

Romney on the Farm Romney sheep was originated in marshy areas of Kent, England. Being native to cold, humid, and rainy climate of the area, Romney sheep is distinguished by its remarkable fitness and hardiness. The sheep is very disease resistant. And it’s especially known for its resistance to foot rot and liver flukes. Romney sheep has quiet predisposition and easy trainability making it a popular small flock breed. In spite of its great features, the breed continues to improve. Crossbreeding it with Leicester makes Romney even better. Uses of Romney Sheep After its export to New Zealand, this dual purpose sheep became one of the most important sources of… Read More

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