So...finding another use for more of the Shetland Supreme I purchased while in Shetland...
I dyed a whole lot of natural white plus the other natural colors with some acid dye, can't recall. Of course, in one of my favorite colors, orange and its tones. I put too much in the dyepot. This was at least a year and a half ago. It dyed unevenly and I was unhappy with the result.
Then some months ago I realized that I could separate the shades
(the spun up stuff is on the left)
and spin them separately. I produced a two ply in more or less 14 tpi.
Of course, being myself, I wanted to use this Shetland yarn for something Shetland-ish. Now while a circular shawl isn't, I don't think, a traditional Shetland THING, it still incorporates traditional Shetland lace patterns.
Last week, I was trolling about and thinking about pi shawls. Realized that I had A Gathering of Lace on the shelf I found this
It's Dale Long's Shetland Tea Shawl.
Here we are, so far. It's a heavier weight than the original but I love it. I will knit till I run out, putting the darker colors at the border. Another reason to love a pi. I also love the way the natural color changes are in the circle...my yarn is lovely and springy...maybe I am a spinner, after all...
Now that I've started, I may be hooked on the pi shawl thing. I may have to resign from the triangle lover's club (that is, the shawl triangle lover's club).