$5 Mystery Fleece

This past weekend, I attended my local weaving guild, The Weavers of Orlando.  Sitting on the member garage sale table, I found this beautiful caramel-colored fleece.  I’m a very new spinner, having just gotten my first wheel and learned to spin this past April.  I know that I want to hand process a fleece sometime just to say that I’ve done it, but that was a someday kind of goal, with no immediate plans.  I managed to avoid buying a fleece at the various fiber events I’ve attended this year, despite visiting fleece barns and seeing so many beautiful options.  But there was something about this fleece.  I asked the seller what type of fleece it was.  She didn’t know, but thought it might be alpaca.  How much?  Five dollars.  “I’ll take it,” I replied.

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Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival, May 3 & 4, 2014

Back in February, I turned 40.  My parents wanted to do something extra-special for my birthday present.  They came up with the perfect idea: all travel expenses to Maryland Sheep and Wool for me and my friends Stacy and Beth!  We had an awesome time!

A 4-H girl took our picture. In the back, left to right, are Stacy and Beth.  I look ridiculously formal because I'm standing in a little ditch, trying not to lose my balance!
A 4-H girl took our picture. In the back, left to right, are Stacy and Beth. I look ridiculously formal because I’m standing in a little ditch, trying not to lose my balance!

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