|Bags of fleece for inspection|
Then it was time to pay attention to the pretty young auctioneer (her first auction -- she did a fantastic job!).
|Auctioneer and helper|
Suddenly, decades long friendships turned to dust as spinners bid against each other (just kidding.) (I hope.)
I got 2 fleeces, and sent one off with June Serio, who's starting her own processing business. I've seen her carded batts before and they're spectacular. So I thought I'd give her a try. My second fleece is variegated, so I decided it would be best to process it myself so I could separate out the white, grey and brown. Here it is on a sheet in my yard:
|My new fleece - ain't it cute?|
|Yep, 3 colors in one fleece|
About the only thing I dislike about processing my own fleece is using all that water. So what I'm doing this year is using the water we capture in a bucket each time we turn on the shower to wait for hot water. This will make me feel better about it. I'll post an update when I get some washed.
Meanwhile, hope everyone had a safe and happy holiday, and I hope everyone at the auction got something they wanted!!!