A while ago I finished spinning enough yarn for a sweater:

Southern Cross Fibres Falkland, color: Dirt.

Southern Cross Fibres Falkland, color: Dirt.

I even had a sweater earmarked for the yarn, but I just couldn’t start. You know when you have a feeling that it’s just not right? So I’ve been waiting for the right thing to strike. I even let go of the sweater idea. Even though it’s a big bunch yarn.

How much?

Bigger than my 9 year old's head

Bigger than my 9 year old’s head

Sometimes it’s just something simple. I remembered something I’ve wanted to knit for a long time, a shawl so simple it shows of the yarn perfectly.

Boneyard Shawl by Stephen West. There are a bunch of handspun ones on Ravelry, all gorgeous.

Here’s the start of mine. I love it, and I have enough yarn to make it huge.

Baby Boneyard

Baby Boneyard

What’s on your wheel?

Rhinebeck workshop sign ups aren’t up just yet, but there are sneak peeks of the classes (including mine) in the Rhinebeck group in Ravelry!

 

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3 Responses to Jillian’s Spinning: Sometimes You Just Have to Knit a Shawl

  1. Tracy A. says:

    I love the Boneyard Shawl and have done a few myself. Your yarn choice is lovely!

  2. Anne says:

    I’ve never knit a shawl before, mainly because the thought of lace knitting didn’t grab me, but seeing this shawl, I thought ‘yes, I want to knit this’. So I started last night and it’s hard to put down.

  3. I like the idea that sometimes the yarn knows what our head can’t tell us…what it needs to be. Looks like a perfect marriage to me. The colours are delicious.

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