It’s that time of year again. The weather turns cooler again, pumpkin spice creations are inexplicably everywhere, I return from Rhinebeck…and then cast on a Pi Shawl.
I just can’t quit with the Pi Shawls. They are pleasing to bundle up in as a kind of carefree accessory, and the simplicity of the construction means I can take them with me as portable knitting for waiting-around time or transit knitting really easily.
They are also really great for filling gaps in those times when you want to be knitting something but all the brain cells aren’t quite lining up for you to do something complicated. Since I finished my big granny square blanket a couple of weeks ago, I’m trying to resist casting on ALL the complex cabled things – well, for at least another week at least – so, around and around we go with the Pi Shawl instead!
Also, I don’t have a blue one yet. I’d kind of like a blue one.
This is some of last year’s Rhinebeck yarn, in Miss Babs Katahdin in a colour that I can’t remember what the colour is and also I can’t find the label, I’m very sorry to report. Something something lost lagoon something? Possibly? Anyway, it’s an awesome watery blue and I like it.
What’s your go-to project when you want something simple and mindless? There are so many great simple projects out there.
Project: Pi Shawl (July Shawl, in Knitter’s Almanac by Elizabeth Zimmerman)
Yarn: Miss Babs Katahdin (colourway unknown)
Needles: 4.5mm/ US #7