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Anne Stallcup
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Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Fleece Sorting Notes July 30 - August 1, 2012

7-30-12

Jacinta - Blanket, 5/6/09 - Pete Connelly or Mike Morgan, not sure - Que Sera 2.5 lbs Medium Brown Female Above average density, not much brightness, fairly flat crimp style but there is bundling. Grade 4 - probably about a 27 micron. 2" - 3" taple. This fleece had a poor handle although it was consistent. It was very dry and very dusty.

Jacinta - Neck, 5-6-09 - Pete or Mike - Que Sera 1.5 lbs. Medium Brown Female. Grade 4 but mostly too short to process

Jacinta - Neck 5-12-10 - Mike Morgan, I think - Que Sera Medium Brown Female Very similar to '09 fleece.

Jacinta - Blanket, 5-5-11 - Cody Fifield - Que Sera - 2.3 lbs Medium Brown Female Grade 4 - about a 28. 2" - 4" staple - a little longer than '09 fleece. also has better handle, not so dry and dusty. better brightness, good density - well above average and pretty fair architecture. A lot went to rug - primaries seemed stronger and fleece was really badly shorn - staple cut in half in lots of places and huge wads to chewed up noiles. thanks Cody.

Jacinta - Neck, 5-5-11 - Cody Fifield - Que Sera 1.4 lbs. Medium Brown Female - chopped to hell and gone - nothing salvageable.

Jacinta - Blanket, 5-17-12 - Pete Connelly - Que Sera 2.1 lbs - Very dry, short staple, primaries more prevalent. Great rug fiber.

Jacinta - Neck, 5-17-12 - Pete Connelly - Que Sera .8 lbs Medium Brown Female Had better handle than 2012 blanket (?!?) but was seriously short - most went to rug, some to trash


7-31-12

River Jordan - Blanket, 5-17-12 Pete Connelly - Que Sera 4.8 lbs. Medium Brown pregnant female 4" - 5" staple - Very dense - at least a 4, maybe a 4.5, nice handle. Not terribly bright - below average. WR2 and lots of it - can't wait to spin it! Pulled samples for spin offs 2 small grey spots within the blanket. Maybe 10% to WL2 and small section of WL3. Nice fleece - like this girl

River Jordan - Blanket, 4-23-11, Ric Metcalf - Que Sera 4.7 lbs. Medium Brown Female longer staple than 2012 fleece but nothing longer than 5" - horrifying amount of second cuts. Better brightness, good architecture. Fleece seems better nourished - not so dry with vey nice hand. Maybe being pregnant really hurt her 2012 fleece. Again mostly WR2

8-1-12

River Jordan - Blanket, 5-10-10, Mike Morgan, I think - Que Sera 2.4 lbs. Medium Brown Female - cria fleece - skirted for show. Fleece show score 69.5 - inconsistent crimp style, too much VM, may have hurt her handle score. average density, super staple length 4" - 5" in about 8 mos. growth - Yummy. WR 1 - 18 - 19 micron.

River Jordan - Neck, 4-23-11, Ric Metcalf - Que Sera 1.4 lbs. Medium Brown Female OMG second cuts are so bad I want to cry! WR and WL 1, some WL2. most is unusable.

Jacqueline - Neck, 5-17-12, Pete Connelly - Que Sera 1.1 lbs Dark Brown Female - 12 year old female with 8 offspring. 2" staple, no character, good density, average brightness. 26-27 micron WL4 but most is too short to process into yarn. It was also very dirty and rather chopped up.