I drove to the Fingerlakes to attend the Hemlock Fiber Festival. I've always enjoyed this show. It has a nice variety for friendly vendors and a nice selection of merchandise. I also love the animals on display.
I was looking at the prettiest seafoam-colored boucle yarn. It came in quite large hanks. I have a vintage sweater pattern in mind, but darned if I could remember the amount of yarn needed. So... I asked the Old Vendor Guy, "How much will I need to make myself a sweater?" He eyes me up and down and then glances over to my travel companion Debbie who is an itty-bitty size 4 and then he responds - "Your friend would need two skeins, but you (pause) would need three." Maybe he noticed my slightly crestfallen look, because he gave me $15.00 off on that third hank.
This was a little bit of a surprise. This little lamb has an undocked tail. I didn't realize how long their tails are. Generally, farmers snip the tails off soon after birth, presumably to decrease the amount of manure caked into the fleece. I'm glad this little guy didn't have to go through that.