A Prairie Skies Reminder

Way back in November you might remember that I spun this yarn…

The skein on the left is 4oz of Three Waters Farm Reflections on Mirror Lake spun as a 2ply. I must confess I’m totally not sure of the fiber. I think it’s BFl, but it feels really soft, so maybe it’s merino + silk – 80/20, but I’m totally not sure. I thought it was BFL, but it feels really, really soft. Suffice to say this is by the far the shoddiest note taking I’ve ever done with a project as I don’t even have decent photos (insert eyeroll here). In any case, the skein on the right is a combination 1ply of Reflections on Mirror Lake and 1ply of Green Surround, 4oz of each. I got the idea of combining these two colorways from a brilliant spinning friend, meaning I totally copied her idea after I saw her combo spin. Many thanks, my dear (you know who you are), for your brilliance!

I spun them with the sole purpose of becoming a Prairie Skies shawl. I loved the pattern from the day it was released and as soon as I saw the color combination I got the materials and then as soon as I could after that, I started spinning. And sometime after that — because my notes are non-existent — I started knitting. I believe I started on it during our vacation to Missouri in January and finished up in early February.

And I blocked it shortly after. And then the move happened and it was stowed safely until today.

Because today is the last day of the Three Waters Farm Customer Appreciation Sale and I wanted to share exactly what you can do with “TWF” fibers and why I am such a die-hard fan and customer.

I mean, this is seriously in the top 3 of my favorite handspun handknits.

It’s nice and big and drapey and the colors are so rich.

You can see the little bit of texture in the main body and the hint of lace at the edge just makes the yarn sing. As I said, the pattern was a great match for handspun. Before I began I actually contacted the designer, Caitlin Hunter, for her take on how adaptable the pattern would be since I expected to run a bit short on yarn and she was very helpful.

Overall, I’m just so very happy with how this project turned out. Plain and simple.

For those interested in taking advantage of the Three Waters Farm Customer Appreciation Sale, you can hop over to the TWF Etsy shop here and just type in TWFAPPREICATE1715 when you check out to receive 15% off your order. it runs through today. Mary Ann stocked the shop wonderfully so there are still loads of stunning colorways and a great selection of bases to choose from. I hope you’ll check it out and treat yourselves! And then be sure to hop over to the TWF Ravelry group and share what you picked and how you spin or felt or knit or weave up your goodies. We always love to see what Mary Ann’s fiber grows up to be!

Well, I’ve done my enabling for the day (you’re very welcome, btw!) and I’ve got a few new spins that I’m getting ready to share, so I best be getting to work. I’m just going to go ahead and wear my beautiful Prairie Skies shawl, sip another cup of coffee, and continue my plying party (and do some yard work later this afternoon, but we don’t need to discuss that now).  That sounds like an awfully find start to a spring Sunday, don’t you think?

8 thoughts on “A Prairie Skies Reminder”

  1. My order already shipped! I may have it tomorrow. Mary Ann is not only an amazing dyer, she is also a quick shipper. 🙂

    Your shawl is gorgeous!

    1. True and Yay! I can’t wait to see what you picked! I went with all merino and rambo for some quick 2ply spins. You know what they say — new house, new hats. At least I say that!

  2. Jaw-droppingly gorgeous! SO pretty. If it’s half as soft as it is pretty, it will be a constant go-to!

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