Bison and a shawl

I am once again putting pressure on myself to complete a project but this time I am absolutely crazy!

I began spinning this buffalo fiber about 2 months ago.  I just love this stuff.  It’s naturally a beautiful chocolate brown color and it spins up as soft as cashmere.  It’s like spinning butter.

After some advice from spinners on, I ended up respinning and re-plying so that I could add a strand of silk so the resulting yarn would have some memory:

knitting 100

So now 3 skeins later, I’ve begun knitting the Heartland Shawl by Evelyn Clark. 

knitting 104

knitting 103

So why do I think I’m crazy? 

I’m going to try and complete the project in time for Rhinebeck! 

I’ve been doing a lot of trips back and forth to California so I’ve got 10hours or more a week of dedicated knitting time.  Hopefully that will work in my favor!

I’ll attempt to keep the blog up to date on my progress.  Until next time…