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Frolicking at the Fairgrounds

We spent last weekend at the Maine Fiber Frolic.  This is a really pleasant and more or less laid back festival for us because it’s so close to home — we actually come home every night.  If we didn’t have chores to do, I think it’d be fun to stay at the fairgrounds and play with other vendors and organizers after hours.

Our fleeces did really really well at the Fleece Show on Saturday!!  I entered Bandita’s pretty colored fleece and chose a handsome white one to show as well.  The white was grown by Hatchtown ram Reese — it’s bright and begs to be touched…the hand is just amazing!…and the crimp is consistent overall.  Both fleeces won 1st place longwool in their respective color classes.  The judge, Joe Miller (who runs the fleece show at Rhinebeck) noted the consistancy of the crimp in Reese’s fleece and I think that’s probably what pushed his fleece to the top as there were quite a few really lovely fleeces in that division.  Bandita’s fleece…well, it’s just wonderful and I guess Joe thought so, too, because he awarded it “Best in Show”!  WooHoo!!!  Very exciting!!

Reece's beautiful white fleece

Reece's beautiful white fleece

Bandita's fleece wearing Maine Fiber Frolic ribbons

Bandita's fleece wearing Maine Fiber Frolic ribbons

The Fleece Sale looking a little picked over late on Saturday.  There were still many lovely fleeces to choose from.

The Fleece Sale looking a little picked over late on Saturday. There were still many lovely fleeces to choose from.

Catching up with an old friend in our booth...isn't this at least half the reason we go to these events?

Catching up with an old friend in our booth...isn't this at least half the reason we go to these events?

An impromptu fashion show in our neighbor's booth.

An impromptu fashion show in our neighbor's booth. Felted jackets are by Jodi Clayton of One Lupine.

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