Saturday, January 29, 2011

Pi Shawl revealed

I finished my Pi Shawl. I'm almost embarrassed to say that it's been done for a couple weeks and I am now getting around to blogging about it.

I started it back in August 2010. It's the Wendyknits Shetland Pi Shawl.

I plugged along on this for quite some time. I would go in fits and starts of knitting on it like a mad woman and then putting it away.

Then January I decided to dedicate all my knitting to get it done. I am still in awe of myself. I finally got it done!

I look back at the time I've spent knitting this and I am proud to say that it was time well-spent. Though towards the end when the rows were almost 600 stitches long I had many moments of doubt that I would *ever* get it done. I kept saying "one repeat at a time"

Monday, January 17, 2011

Starting clue 5

Oh happy day! I have finally finished clue 4 of the Wendynits Pi Shawl. I am 4 rows into clue 5. What was even more exciting for me was the fact that I did *not* have to double the stitches when this last clue started. I was actually having fits over the thought of doing rows of 1,000 stitches.

These are a couple shots before I started clue 5. I think I may get this shawl done by the end of the month.

This had been a pretty good weekend. We went sledding. There is a smaller snow hill about a mile from the house. What a ton of fun. I had my fair share of wipeouts though. One I flipped over completely and kept going. It was the first time that we went sledding that *everyone* enjoyed it. We forgot to take the camera with us. It was a clear, cold day.

While the month is not turning out quite like I thought it would it is been going well. You can't ask for much more than that.

I do have other stuff that I need to blog about but I will be spacing the entries out a little bit. It's stuff that I planned on posting back at the beginning of the month.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Progress ~ Wendyknits Pi Shawl

Since the first of the first of the year I have been knitting on just my Pi Shawl. I feel I'm so close to being done. I'm on clue 4 and I have two repeats left out of 6.

In other news life is starting to settle back down to normal after the Christmas holidays. I miss the short work weeks that happens at the end of December. The cold is settling in. We are getting temps in the negatives consistently. The worsted weight socks I have feel super comfy during these temps. I love my regular hand knit socks but there is nothing quite like those thicker socks.

This week I also received my first stitchinary. Barbara Walker's first treasury. I am so glad I got it. I'm hopeful that by the end of the year I will have the second and third one. I have not read good reviews about the fourth one. Bummer.

DH and I are already starting to make plans for when we can start staying out at the Happy Place again this spring. He's planning a bigger solar panel set up. I will have a bigger garden and DS will have a trampoline and a basketball hoop out there. (The trampoline is still a secret.)

So yeah I guess we have spring fever already.