Sunday, June 3, 2007

So Happy to be Here!

Hello all,

My name is Megan, but I blog under the named Duchess. I am very excited about this project and delighted that Teresa and Kirsten (and others?) started up this KAL. I know it's going to help me stay motivated on such a large undertaking.

So, here's the intro to my project.

I will be spinning a lovely 50/50 Alpaca/BFL mix that I acquired last year at Oregon Flock and Fiber Festival. I bought a pound of it I loved it so much and so will have plenty for more than just this shawl.

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I originally tried to spin it into a 2 ply worsted, but it would have none of it. This fiber insists that it will be a lace weight, who am I to argue with the will of the fiber? These itty bitty singles will be plyed into a 2 ply lace weight.

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And all of this will be accomplished on my beautiful old Ashford Traditional named Tara.

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I haven't decided on a shawl pattern, but was intrigued by the article in the newest Spin-Off (I just got mine yesterday,) about a woman who spun the yarn for and then knit her friend a Faroe Island shawl. I am interested in the shaping of this type of shawl and will be doing more research on them.

Here is poor photo of the photo in the article.

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(photo credit goes to Spin-Off Magazine, summer 2007 issue)

I've been enjoying seeing what everyone else is planning and can't wait to see both the processes and the results.

Thanks for letting me join!

4 comments:

Hattie said...

There are quite a few nice patterns for those shawls. If you go on elann.com and look at the ones by heartstring...here's a link to one that's really pretty.

http://www.elann.com/productdisp.asp?NAME=HeartStrings+Shetland+Lace+Faroese+Shawl+%2D+A5&Cat=&ProductType=4&Count=41

Duchess said...

hey Thanks!

Sherry W said...

Lucy Neatby has at least one, too.

I have to say I like the one in the mag quite a bit.

dorothy in wyoming said...

Heartstrings, Lucy Neatby,Sivia Harding all have faroese shawl patterns and of course the Stahman book is full of them ;)