Here is the fiber plied. I did not wash it to set the twist. I just knitted as it was. I quite liked it. Knitting with the lanolin still in the fiber made my hands so soft. A new experience for me. My daughter, who is 20 yrs old saw this fiber dyed and she loved it. So this may end up going to her knitted up as a shawl.
Here is the shawl. I am doing 3.5 repeats of the main section before working on the edging. I am onto the third repeat. The pattern calls for 2.5 repeats - but I have enough yarn and I want it to be bigger than a shoulder shawl. I am using size 8 needles
Here is a closeup of pattern : still hard to see but I am not a professional photographer by any means - ha
but I think once the shawl is blocked it will show up beautifully! If I do say so myself :)
On a second note: I have also started a cross stitch project - yes, I have my hands into all sorts of needlework.
This is LHN (little house needleworks) "Rose Hill Plantation"
I am using fabric I had in my stash so instead of 28 ct fabric I am using 32 ct fabric Belfast linen in Country Mocha - quite pretty. So this makes the design a little smaller and the need for me to use my Mag Eyes to help me locate where the stitch needs to go :) haha - over 40 now so need the extra help for my eyes but it allows me to continue to work on linen which I just love!
As you can see I just started this. But I will have you know that I had the door and the two windows on the right all stitched, till that is I went to put in the panes on the window there next to the door only to find out I was two rows short of the width - so I had to rip out both windows to make it right. It took a while but it was so worth it! I want everything to line up properly! Now I can stitch in peace ! Well, that is if I do not make any more major errors :) gotta love it!