When I started knitting the shawl I wasn't sure I liked how the colors were working up together. I was getting a weird retro vibe that seemed to scream thrift shop, but I kept going and the more I knit the more the thing grew on me. I now like the colors together and the finished shawl.
I was surprised how big the thing ended up being after blocking. I'll have to keep that in mind if I knit any more lace type patterns. There is some satisfaction in knowing that I spun the yarn used in this project. I look forward to knitting another project with handspun. The nice thing is that the knitting hides some of the unique features of the handspun and even things out.
Pattern: The Feather and Fan Comfort Shawl by Sarah Bradberry
Yarn: Handspun by me; 5 different skeins of 100% Bluefaced Leicester
Needles: addi TURBO - US# 7 (4.5 mm)
Notes: no modifications were made to pattern; completed 3 repeat sections