I decided to find a small Jacob fleece, I tested several and found a 2.75 pound fleece and decided on it. The fleeces were abundant and so were the people, the line to check out snaked around the room and out the barn. I gave up and decided to give it more thought and return when the sale was less crazy.
Sunday, with little hope there would be much left I returned to the fleece sale. I found two small Jacob fleeces. I asked another shopper if she was knowledgeable and could help me. I explained that I had taken Sarah's class on Friday. We tested locks together, the smaller of the fleeces had a break and crunchy sound, even when we tested locks from different parts of the fleece.
The larger fleece tested well with a wonderful ping to the lock. My new friend pointed out that some of the darker locks were shorter than the cream locks. But as I was going to process the colors separately it wasn't a big problem.
I proceeded quickly to check out and $41.25 later it was all mine. I can't swear this is the same 2.75 lb fleece from Saturday but I think it is.
|Penny wants to help.|
|My beautiful Jacob.|
|Two locks after a quick wash in Soak and hot water.|
|Locks after flicking.|