Friday, March 28, 2014

FO Friday: Handspun Terra Shawl

Last weekend, I finished my handspun Terra Shawl! It took pretty much both weekend days of working faithfully on the border stitch pattern, but I was so excited to finish that I didn't even think about working on anything else!
As you can see, it's quite large, and it's soft and squishy, too! I've been wrapping myself up in it all week since it's still quite chilly here in Chicago.
You may recall that I purchased the fiber from WEBS at the beginning of the year - 12 oz. total of Abstract Fibers' Targhee Top in the Gorge colorway. I started spinning it near the end of January and continued to work on it ever-so-slowly throughout February and into the beginning of March!
Thankfully, knitting the shawl was much faster than spinning the fiber into a usable yarn; the entire shawl was completed in just 13 days! I used Jared Flood's Terra shawl pattern from Brooklyn Tweed, which was super-easy to follow, and US 9 Nova Cubics needles from Knitter's Pride.
Imperial Yarns Tracie Too in Denim Dusk, Natural and Sweet Plum.
In other news: Craftsy is having yet another flash sale which ends at midnight tonight! I know it seems like they have one pretty much every other week, but this one actually has some pretty killer deals that are worth checking out. Here are my top picks: most Cascade yarns are 35-40% off (and a few are over 50% off!), but I think the really tempting offer is 30% off Erin and Tracie Too yarns, both of which are sustainably produced by Imperial Yarn!

Thanks for stopping by this week - for FO Friday inspiration, visit the Tami's Amis blog.

Have a crafty weekend! 

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