One finished sample!
I've been feeling much better so once I'd got my co-ordination back it was a pretty speedy knit.
The pattern is Hap for Harriet by Kate Davies, and is a perfect companion for handspun yarn. I always love the look of garter stitch when knitted in a 2-ply yarn and this pattern is no exception. There's also the bonus that you can use up every scrap of your yarn as you work from one end to the other.
In this case I used nearly all of 200g of the new Merino & Silk base. The yarn was roughly fingering weight, and all I did to compensate for the thicker yarn was use a bigger needle, (4mm but I am a loose knitter).
Kate's instructions give you percentages to make a shawl in the same shape as the original pattern but I just increased until the width seemed right, then worked straight until I ran out of yarn from my first 100g ball. I did exactly the same in reverse which meant I used up pretty much all of my yarn.
Now what a shame that I don't get to wear it, this one is sadly destined for the sample box...