As promised here's another handspun yarn. I really like this one myself, and you already saw it cast on for the shawl Larix. I've just finished the first ball of yarn.
This is FatCatKnits fiber, in the colorway "Rustica" short Rusty. It's 8oz of lovely BFL.
It's turned into 2 skeins of 2-ply yarn, a total of ~ 595yds.
Here's a photo of the shawl from yesterday afternoon. Not the best picture, but there were clouds (no rain, and the wind blew them away), but I like it, because there's my Sam on it too!
I'm a little further along now. It's slow going, because I've not memorized the repeat yet, so I have to stick to the chart, but I'm getting better, and once I don't have to have the chart with me, it'll go faster. It's not hard to knit, but the increases are placed differently than usually. This shawl needs a good blocking once it's done. I like it very much.
But those two skeins will not be enough to make this shawl big enough, so I had to spin some other fiber to add to the shawl. I choose 4oz of BFL in oatmeal, since I had it on hand. It's 2-ply of course, roughly 292yds. That should do it.
News from the construction site:
My kitchen is getting stripped to the bare bones:
There's not much of it left. There's just one other room, the future dining room, where the ceiling was also removed. All the others were only stripped of their floors.
Our ventilation hood over the old stove hasn't been working for years. Somehow we never got around to fixing it. Look what they found in the ventilation pipe:
Was it a birds nest? There's a birds feather in there, and many different grasses, and stuff. I'm afraid to pull it out. I'll leave it to the construction crew to deal with it. Such nice surprises! ;o)
The boys had a nice day of swimming, and sleeping. I took tons of outside photos, but more about them next time.
Have a nice weekend!