I’m really enjoying spinning my Oink Pigments BLF Tussah Silk blend in the color Searched in Vein. This is a true dream to spin and I’m quite tickled that I’m maintaining my consistency that I was wanting.
I’m excited about the upcoming spin-along hosted by Spin Off Magazine that will kick off January 1st. This is a wonderful challenge to spin for a full Hap Shawl or a half Hap Shawl. I believe this spin-along will mainly be on Instagram with the hashtag #SOHapalong to follow. You can also join in on the fun on Ravelry in the Spin Off Group thread here. I’m thinking this spin-along idea came about from the article written by Deborah Held ( @doodler01 on Instagram) for the Fall 2018 issue of Spin Off and the Half Hap design by Rebecca Blair. The article covers the history and traits of the hap. If you haven’t read Deborah’s article, it’s one that I think you really will find interesting.
© Interweave / George Boe
Rebecca Blair designed a Hap Shawl for Interweave Knits Holiday 2018 based on a garter-stitch bias-knitted square center and using commercial yarn. For this handspun version, Sara Greer used hand-prepared batts of fine Shetland wool from Whispering Pines in four natural colors. She converted the center square into a triangle, worked the bold three-color zigzagging border on the short sides, and added the pointed edging on all three sides. ~ Spin Off Magazine
- Book of Haps by Kate Davies
- Brae Hap by Mary Henderson
- Across the Generations by Katherine Vaughan
- Hansel (Full Version) and Hansel (Half Version) by Gudrun Johnston