Ignoring all my rules   6 comments

I cast on another Pi shawl last night. I really have been wanting to, so I dug around in my stash to find something I had enough of to give it another shot while I await the arrival of the last skein of Quince and Co Finch for the first Pi shawl, which I am itching to wear.
pi shawl 1 and zumba
Zumba is inspecting my work in this shot.

I think I was also itching for something that would move along faster than the blue scarf is. While I love it, it is not very gratifying to knit all evening and not even finish one section. But see how the beads add subtle sparkle? (well, ok, it is so subtle it is hard to see in this photo, but they march along the edges of the triangles.) Wait until you see it with the buttons I got…. I love it. But I am impatient to finish SOMETHING. So.

diagonal scarf

In my bins of Cousin Nancy yarn, I found what I think is enough of Knit Picks Suri Dream. I have two shades of gray – 4.5 balls of stone and 6 balls of black forest. So, I will make it striped, and I will pay attention to the fact that border requires the equivalent of 16 rounds of the last section.

It was a little tough casting on with this very fluffy stuff, but as Elizabeth Zimmerman said, once I got going, it got easier. I am doing this on size 13 needles, so it should go pretty fast. And, once I finish the hat that is in my mobile bag, then I will put this there, and I won’t have broken my rule about number of WIPs. I don’t count the first Pi shawl as an official WIP because I can’t finish it until the yarn gets here. 🙂 Once that yarn arrives, I will once again be over the WIP limit, and so might have to sit and spend a day finishing things. How very sad.

pi shawl 2

Can you tell I am procrastinating about writing grants? Yep. Gotta go do that.


Posted October 11, 2013 by salpal1 in what I am making

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6 responses to “Ignoring all my rules

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  1. Maybe startitis is catching?!

  2. Don’t worry, have fun with the fluffy stuff. Somehow or another procrastinating works. I would be piecing it together in my head all along and I always wrote my best when I was down to the wire.

  3. I love knitting pi shawls. There is something so soothing about going round and round.

    • Yes! And with a row counter in the midst of it all, there is absolutely no real thinking. 🙂 And the first half goes so fast. I think on my next one, I may incorporate some real lace in the different panels, as opposed to “yok2” every 6 rows. And of course, as I knit along not thinking about what I am doing, I wonder if I do it in a thin crochet cotton, could I actually do a Pi table cloth, or would I go mad?

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