Not Exactly Wool Weather

Man it’s been hot.

I know that NorthWesterners are widely known to be weather wimps. We often get cranky when the thermometer starts pushing 80F. But this was really something. Think we maxed out at about 96 or 97 on Saturday. The day I was at the Lynden fair with some folks from the spinning guild, doing a sheep-to-shawl demo.

Didn’t sell too many tickets for the shawl raffle (go figure), but we did talk to a lot of interested people about wool and the processing of it into yarn. So that was fun.

Here are some photos form the wool show:

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This was the most decorated item, I believe-

Wool Show big Winner

I took more pictures of knitted and woven items, but most didn’t come out well (lighting issues).

Wool Show Window edited

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So on to the fleeces-

Shetland Lamb Fleece

Shetland Lamb Fleece

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Not as many wool sheep here as at the Skagit County fair, but it’s probably just as well this time out. Those in full fleece were a bit uncomfortable in the heat of the day- though this Cotswold guy was in pretty good spirits- he must have been in position to catch the intermittent breeze!

Cotswold

These Romneys were just laying low, sweatin’ it out-

Romneys

And this pretty East Fresian was happy to be under-dressed for the occasion.

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Tomorrow we’re supposed to be back to our not-really-summer-like conditions.

Not a moment too soon.

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