Sunday, August 11, 2013

The Pi Shawl – so, so close (so, so far)

If I were more mathematically inclined, I'd do some math to figure out how many stitches I've put into my Pi Shawl by now. But I'm not, so I'll just give you an estimate: forty-eleven bobillion.

I started at the airport on my way to New Zealand, way back last October. The first rounds go by deceptively quickly. 

It's a great travel project. Perfect for sitting in trains and airplanes, in airport lounges and mini-vans, for campfires and porch sits, whether that porch overlooks the Pacific Ocean...

...or Squam Lake.


It's also pretty accommodating – easy to put down and pick back up again...and again.

This is a shawl interrupted, worked on and abandoned while I turned my hands to (by my count) one shawl, two sweaters, two pairs of mittens, a hat, a cowl and matching tuque, four pairs of socks, four pairs of slippers, six baby booties, a tiny hat, and a knitted kitten. Give or take.

But now it's time to put this project to bed. With every 576-stitch row I'm a little bit closer...


...and soon this will be coming off the needles. Just another forty-eleven bobillion stitches to go... (OK, not really. It's a mere 20,736 stitches, actually.)


Piece of cake.

1 comment:

  1. You can do it! (Does that pattern really say "pithy directions"? I love it.)

    -christina

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