Earlier this year some of the members of FatCatKnits group on Ravelry decided to do a spinning fiber swap. One very brave member, Daniela in France, agreed to collect them all, rip the fiber into pieces, and pack them up again into 4oz or 8oz packages (depending on how much you've sent in). That sounded like fun! Of course I was IN!
To make it even harder for Daniela, I told her I didn't want anything back from the fiber I sent in, but I didn't care if I didn't get a piece from ALL the others.
Here's what I've got:
Many pieces of different FCK colorways, on different fiber bases. Hmmm. What to do with it? I opted for a shawl (yeah, very imaginativ).
Here's the yarn: 2-ply, 716yds
And here's the shawl I made from it. I've been using it all summer, protecting my shoulders from the evil A/C (I didn't mean it, I love you A/C).
I've used Carol Feller's Dangan shawl pattern, but modified it to a triangular shawl, with the help of Fiddleflower on Ravelry. Can I just tell you again how much fun I had with this project? I did, don't think otherwise. I also increased at the edges on every row, to make it longer in the wings, and made the last cable pointy by decreasing stitches, replacing them with double YO's.
We'll be doing this kind of swap again. If you are interested to join us, you should check FatCatKnits group in October, when Daniela is going to post specifics about the next swap. I'm definitely IN again.
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