My first skein for my Shetland Hap was 150 yards, I though that this would be enough for the center of at least a half hap, silly me. It turns out that a full sized hap is about 1100 yards for the center, of course the half hap is still 550 yards. I also thought that I needed two supplementary colors, I need 3. The supplementary colors are not a problem, I did have to order more fiber for the center though. It should be arriving soon so that I can actually begin spinning for the majority of the shawl. One of the supplementary colors, green, is spun and should have enough yardage for one of the colored portions. While waiting for the Shetland Moorit to arrive I am working on spinning the pink. I have also decided that I will be carding the Shetland Top into rolags and spinning with long draw to make the center light and fluffy.
Aroha Knits has a 5 shawls 5 days challenge that she puts on every year. I have participated for the past two years, and I managed to finish four of them this year. I started the fifth but did not get it completed in time. This is a great exercise that not only has me flexing my knitting muscles, but learning new techniques all the time. I am finding that I seem to work better if I have a kit and work toward a project from that point. Hopefully as I grow more confident in my skills I will be able to work on projects from a different approach. Until then I am expanding my repertoire and having a ton of fun along the way.