Sunday, September 20, 2015

Ep 25: What's in Marsha's Suitcase?


In Episode 25 we discuss the purpose of Marsha's visit to Kelly....The Monterey County Fair Wool Auction! 
Marsha and Kelly at the Wool Show
This is a great destination for all knitters, spinners, and wool lovers!
Anne's Web spinners at the show.
 Kelly discusses attending the judging the week prior to the auction. She explains the history of the wool auction, the judging categories and the criteria that the judge used.  She also talks about how the wool is classified-the Bradford (or spinning count) system, the American blood system, and micron measurement.
Every fleece for sale had a washed lock available to see and feel.



Marsha and Kelly discuss what they were looking for in fleeces, how they decided what to bid on, and the stress and strategies of a live auction!

















If you are interested in an upcoming wool judging, Lambtown in Dixon, California will have their judging at 10:00 on Saturday, October 3, 2015.  Mark Eidman is the judge there, too.

 Look at what they ended up with! 

 And then they went home and looked at them even more closely!


So many fleeces!


Don't forget about the Crochet-Along that starts on October 1.  Information is in the Ravelry group.

Check out this episode!

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