As you might guess from the title, I finished binding off the Wendy Knits Pi shawl. And yes, my version has 63,297 stitches in it. I'm a little surprised by that number. It felt like more.
The pattern was a breeze to knit but it did start to drag on about half way through. Probably because of all that white. It wasn't the most stimulating of yarn choices. I got a little lazy/impatient there at the end & stopped knitting 4 rows short of finishing the pattern's instructions. But, I do like it. It was the perfect pattern for that yarn and I can't wait to see it blocked.
The blocking process could get interesting. I'm not sure I have enough blocking mats. As is, the shawl measures 44 inches across. I expect it will grow another 15 - 20 inches in width during the blocking process. I may have to wait for my husband to go out of town so I can use our bed. I wouldn't mind spending a night on the couch in the name of pretty lace, but I don't think the spouse would feel the same.
Here's a close up of a few of the unblocked lace panels.
Okay, so unblocked it looks horrible but I'm still having fun playing with the new camera.
Here's a photo of the yarn when I started.
And here's what's left over.
And because I'm still playing with the camera, here's a photo of my lone daffodil.
What the heck is wrong with me? I'm southern. I live in the south. Why can't I grow a yard full of daffodils? The neighbors all have them. The interstate's median looks like a scene from Holland. My yard? One daffodil. One! Or maybe it's not even a daffodil. Maybe it's a jonquil. I'm really not even sure.