Saturday, April 21, 2007
Amanda just posted a webpage showing many of the shawls she has knit and I have to say I'm pretty tempted to jump in to her Shawl Knit Along myself! Two summers ago before heading out on the Great Western Adventure (1 family; 5 national parks; only one can of flying rootbeer) someone commonly referred to as the Free Range Enabler, convinced me it would be a good idea to take a skein of Helen's Lace to start a Pi Shawl. I never really got past Emily Ocker's cast on and that little skein has been in a Ziplock bag with The Knitter's Alamanac ever since.
Last summer when we went on our Great Lakes Sojourn (1 family; 2 Great Lakes; only one day locked out of our camper's bathroom) I took the ball of Helen's Lace again. This time I also threw in the book One Skein because it has a cute little tank top that uses "one skein" of Helen's Lace, held doubled. I didn't even think about casting on for that one, but I enjoyed knowing it was there in case I needed it.
So here we are again--summer; no really big trips planned this time. But still the ball of Helen's Lace awaits. Is it time to think about that Pi Shawl again?