Pattern: Ravelry: First Point of Libra
Fiber: A blend of SW merino, alpaca, llama, rayon
Handspun: 2 ply; backward drafting on my Lendrum
I’m attaching a picture of my first handspun shawl, and likely the largest project I’ve made with handspun. The pattern is from Ravelry: First Point of Libra. My shawl turned out much larger than the pattern; however, because of that it sits nicely on my shoulders and I can still scrunch it up to wear it more like a scarf.
The story behind the shawl is that when I was staying in the hospital with my sister, one of the nurses came in wearing the shawl as a scarf. I asked her about it, and she remembered the name and where she got it. So (gotta love technology) I ordered it from my phone. When I got back to Arizona, I took out the gradient maroon yarn I had (which is a whole other story in itself). The gray that I had quite a bit of (fortunately) went well with it, so I cast on and finished it before guild meetings in February. I love that it is garter stitch, because lace makes me nervous.