Not really knitting related but most definitely fiber related; last week was the 25th Annual Sheep to Shawl competition at the Pennsylvania Farm Show. If you've never heard of this kind of contest, a team must shear their sheep, prepare and spin the wool, and rather quickly weave it into a shawl. The shawls are sold at auction after the judging. The teams are judged on shearing, fleece (condition, quality etc.), spinning, shawl design and speed. Accidental Knitter blogged (Live at the competition), here http://accidentalknitter.blogspot.com/2008_01_01_archive.html#6035855285526720121 if anyone's interested. I didn't get to the Farm Show and I attempted to watch it on television but there was some sort of "technical difficulty".