- No competition actually took place.
- There were 4 of us (Three people didn't show up).
- We warped the loom with commercial yarn (a Shetland yarn in the grease).
- We were aiming for a stole, rather than a shawl...etc.
It is a herringbone twill with a dark gray warp, and a mix of lime green and turquoise for the weft. Lots of fun. The finished product is ultimately a raffle item to raise money to bring a spinning wheel to an underprivileged youth or some sort. So, all for a good cause.
Remarkably, I came home mostly within budget. I bought 2 lbs of some 21 micron merino blend roving ($10 a lb), a skein of a silk cashmere (90/10) blend, a sock yarn skein (in fire colours, I kid you not), a diz for drafting, and 4 oz of a superwash merino alpaca (80/20) blend. A good haul. And to prove that I have been spinning:
And last but not least, lets see if this works for a banner.