Monday, June 15, 2009

Estes Park Wool Market

This post is a couple of days late, but I had an awesome time!

I ran up there for just an hour or so with the intention of picking up some undyed combed top. (need it to dye b/c my big shipment does not come in til next Thursday). Alas, there was no ecru combed top to be had, but I picked up the most amazing CVM/Corriedale cross fleece from Sheepfeathers. The crimp is insane and the color is a delicious variety of cool smokey browns. AND I found out that the breeder is just the next town over, which will be great for scoring more of this stunning fleece in the future.
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I also put down a deposit on a **cherry Matchless**. I had tried a Matchless when I was a beginning spinner and since I was then a beginner I couldn't really tell the difference. But when I tried one yesterday, having a little more experience under my belt, I was sold. HAD to have one, and since she had one cherry left to sell it just made perfect sense. Not to my pocketbook, but to my fiber addled brain.

Only went into the goat and alpaca tents (the goat population seemed far smaller this year than last?), and took a couple pics of a beautiful fawn alpaca that stole my heart.
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Glad I decided to go up. :)


  1. Hi, found you through your ravelry ad...

    What cute baybeez! So sweet! Wish I coulda gone up there, but will be out there in July, which is way too late. I'm incredibly jealous!

  2. Hi Elizabeth!

    Wool fests are so much fun, but so painful to the wallet. Where are you and which fiber fest will you be going to?


  3. your photos just pop out of my monitor. your blog is very interesting but I just cant get over how fab your pics are. I too covet a Matchless since I saw one at a spin-in.
    Also found my way here via Ravelry

  4. WOW, thank you so much, Handmadem! I'm always struggling with making my photos better and am seldom satisfied, so your comment really means a lot to me. :)

  5. That baby alpaca makes me almost understand why someone might buy one over a sheep... almost. :P

    Enjoy your new matchless!

    I found you through Ravelry! :)

  6. Please tell me you are going to leave some of that CVM in its natural state for a couple braids of's beautiful.

  7. look at the pretty baby! we just went to an alpaca farm recently ourselves. sweet little things!