Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Pi

So the Pi Shawl and I had a little photo session today.

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The Pattern is Pi Shawl by Elizabeth Zimmerman, from the Knitter's Almanac.

I followed the instructions exactly (with the only exception that I did only 1 row of diamonds in the last section instead of 2, but I think that still counts. Stop laughing.)

This is an astonishing accomplishment for me, and could really only have been done with a pattern designed by one as great as St. Elizabeth. It is perfect.

The yarn is laceweight merino from handpaintedyarn.com. The colorway is Applewood (forcing me to have to resist the urge to call it Applewood Pi).

It is yummy yarn and I will definitely use it again some day. This shawl took exactly 1 skein (950 yards). Actually it didn't take all of it, I had exactly this much left.

I was not worried because I actually had another skein, but still. You can't plan something like that.

(BTW, if someone wants the second skein, I can't imagine wanting to use the same colorway again so it's available.)

This picture does not do it justice because of the bad light in the living room and the whole broken camera thing. But I figured I'd better try to get 1 picture of the whole thing.
I am deeply deeply in love

9 comments:

  1. Fanfare is decidedly appropriate :). How many hours do you think it took?

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  2. stunning, I love it too, I will one day maake the time to make myself something so beautiful. Well done

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  3. That is really beautiful! What a wonderful gift to yourself!

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  4. SO gorgeous!! What an acocmplishment.

    -Julie

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  5. Wow, that's a masterpiece! Simply breath taking.

    ~Pam

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  6. "(with the only exception that I did only 1 row of diamonds in the last section instead of 2, but I think that still counts. Stop laughing.)"

    I can't do a pattern without changing something, even your lovely patterns. This is so lovely. Wonderful job, Mandie. Definitely give yourself kudos and pats on the back.

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