20 May 2009

Neverending Pi Shawl

My Pi Shawl will not die! After reknitting the edging twice, running out of yarn once, and semi-stalking a girl on Ravelry for two months, I was done caring about this project.

But then the girl I was semi-stalking insisted on selling her unused skein of yarn to me. It was hard not to get back into it when I finally received this squishy little skein.

Adopted Cashmere

I unravelled, unknotted, tinked back and started knitting again. I couldn't knit too much though, for fear I run out of yarn again. At Sheep and Wool, I realized that I should have gone up a needle size to make the edging stretchy. I had to rip it out a third time. There were more knots and snags and messes.


In the midst of all of this mess, I found these beads. Coincidentally, I found them at the same place that had sold me my 2 original skeins of cashmere 3 years prior. It also marked the third anniversary of attending Sheep and Wool. So I guess it's only fitting that I rip and re-knit 3 times too.


I had intended on putting beads on the shawl originally. I guess that the Heavens will not let me bind off until this shawl reaches nirvana.


Lisa said...

Even with beads this will be a model of restraint for you...no bobbles...no fringe...no picots. EZ would love it :)

Shona~ LALA dex press said...

At least she was receptive to your stalking + no interstate restraining order- I was beginning to get concerned.

Have fun!

Andrea said...

And you talk about me stalking people. I'm glad you were able to get another hank of that delicious yarn. Can't wait to see the finish shawl.

Anonymous said...

Hurry up already! I can't wait to see it all finished and beaded. That color is going to great on ya!

Anna said...

But if it reaches Nirvana, mightn't it just disappear in a puff of smoke? I'd be careful if I were you. The yarn looks yummy, and I really admire your tenacity!

meg said...

you might be crazy, but that shawl will totally be worth it. i get more comments on my knitting with beads than any other thing i knit- including fairisle. crazy.

Jacqueline said...

Your photos are gorgeous! I love the color of that yarn. :) Looking forward to see the finish shawl. Have a lovely merry happy week!