Next Saturday is our first day at the market, and I’ve been madly spinning away so I’ll have a nice variety of yarns to put out. This house has been filled with so many gorgeous fleeces and processed wools lately! Each completed skein gets me thinking about a great knitting project I’d like to do, and how perfect this yarn would be… BUT I don’t have time for every knitting project I’ve been dreaming about, and I don’t have space to store the mountains of yarn I am amassing, and I need to finish the projects I have on the go already before I even think about starting new ones. So this yarn will make it to the market without falling prey to my knitting needles.
There was one yarn, in particular, that I just couldn’t let go. It’s New Zealand Wool, a natural slate grey colour. The yarn just came out so beautifully that I couldn’t resist starting up a project with it, immediately.
I ended up with five skeins of this, two-ply, after also using some to ply with other colours for other beautiful skeins. I looked at my five skeins of lovely yarn and envisioned a shawl. Not just any shawl, no, this shawl needs to be wonderful and quirky. I decided on the Bat Shawl –
Marvelous, isn’t it? (This photo isn’t my shawl, it’s from the pattern page. Click on the photo to be taken to the free pattern!) It’s so fun to knit!
I think I’m officially a fibre junkie.