Thursday, March 13, 2008

Feather & Fan

Remember that shawl I was threatening to make? After drooling on all the gorgeous examples on Ravelry, I went ahead and spun up the yarn.

First I spun the Rambouillet, mystery wool and Romney (r-l). For the most part I think I got heavy worsted/chunky weight yarn. I debated that one, but decided that I wanted the heavier weight yarn to keep more of the character of the batts. Someday I might do a more polished feather and fan shawl at a smaller gauge. This shawl is going to be a celebration of thick, woolly, heavy, snuggly warmth though.

Last I spun up my precious batts and plied to get a fuzzy, funky, heathery yarn.
Currently I'm on row 81 of the feather and fan comfort shawl. The rows are getting long and really starting to eat up my yardage so I'm not sure how much longer I can hold out. My measly 114 yds of multicolored yarn is disappearing fast!
P.S. - Please pardon any strange color correction in my recent photos. After 5 years of hard use my monitor is slowly fading out. Maybe something will be done about it when the tax return comes...

1 comment:

Octopus Knits said...

That's going to be lovely!