I'm a new poster so I'll do a quick introduction. I live in Seattle with my son and my husband and though I do a lot of "textured" knitting, this will be my first attempt at lace. I'm really looking forward to it.
I'm spinning my own yarn for this project, which will be the shoulder shawl on page 134. I have been doing it all on a drop spindle, a "Tiger" from Cascade. I chose the project not only for the pattern which is easy enough to not get frustrating and difficult enough to keep me entertained but also if I run out of yarn I'll simply use it as a head shawl. I finally finished plying the second hank, it took me six hours, and I'm still spindling the third hank, which usually takes me about a week or so. And then I start (maybe this week?!).
I'm also getting a Rio Grande Wheel, and I'm looking forward to spinning more laceweight on it for projects, and not just because it won't take me weeks just to spin the yarn!