Springtime and a girl’s fancy..

.. turns to starting all sorts of things. This time of year seems to just breed the impulse to start start start and not so much the finish finish finish. I do, however, have incentive. The local Needlecraft Guild has its annual Open House in early May. If I want to sumbit things, I gotta finish them. So the race is on!

Anniversary Pi shawl

Started this in January, you saw it a few posts back. I’m on the last ball of yarn. *yay!* Finally. It feels like this sucker has gone on forever. I’ve done about 140 rows all told (I’m 40 rows into the section with 576 stitch section. In an ideal world, I’ll finish all 96 rows of this section with this ball of yarn. Yeah, I’m laughing too. It ain’t going to happen, but a girl can dream.

Mystery Pi doily

Well, alright, so it’s supposed to be another shawl, but how many shawls does someone who doesnt wear shawls need exactly? Ergo with the choice of skinny cotton and skinny needles, it’s become a pi doily. I’m not sure, exactly, how blocking will work out, so it’s got some experimentation coming on that front. We got 4 choices for clue 1, so I rolled a d4. Got a 2, so choice B it was. Even if left to my own devices, I’d of picked something different. I shall leave the choices with the fates.

Good morning sunshine!

This is how my mornings nearly always start. Open eyes and see Dalla at that sort of distance. Isnt it cunning how I managed to take the photo so blurry to reflect my own atrocious eyesight? *snicker* I didn’t capture the proper amount of licking that accompanies a calico at this range, or the tickle of whiskers on one’s nose pre-dawn. If I didnt know better, I’d think she was in cahoots with my office to get me up in the mornings. 🙂 Posted by Picasa

Pi shawl

Someday, I really will have it all together and be wonderfully organized and scheduled and all the rest of it. I think that will also involve being composting in a pine box.. so irregular and sporadic updates will just have to do.

This is my pi shawl as of the end of March. Pi shawls, for the uninitated are an unvention of Elizabeth Zimmerman, the knitting guru of all knitting gurus. The shaping of the shawl is based on the fact that the circumference of a circle doubles as the radius doubles. Which in knitting terms means you’ve got chunks of no shaping and then a round of increases. In those chunks, it just begs for some lace.

I have since moved into the next increase section (576 stitches per round.. takes for damn ever), and a new lace pattern. It has to finish sooner rather than later, I only have about 70 grams of yarn left.. this is a finate thing! It will be done! Probably just in time to start another one. For a person who doesnt wear shawls, I seem to knit a lot of them.

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