It is still graduation party season. We have 2 more to go to this evening. My niece is having one tomorrow, but we won't be able to make it since we don't live in the same city. The next couple weekends have one each.
Last week as we were pulling in the driveway, returning from one of the many parties, something in the front yard caught my eye. After getting out of the car, I discovered it was a $20 bill. There was no one else out on the street, so I invoked the 'Finders Keepers' rule. When I find money like that (has only happened a couple other times in my life) I figure I am not meant to keep the money, but to spend it so that the bill keeps on its traveling ways. I promptly grabbed the LYS gift card my daughters gave me for Mother's Day, and along with that $20, headed off to my LYS. I spent about an hour browsing through every shelf of yarn and fiber and paging through every book. After I was done, I walked out with 4 skeins of Malabrigo sock in Primavera colorway. When I got home I promptly cast on the EZ 100th Anniversary Pi Shawl - Hearts. Here are a couple pictures.
I absolutely love the colors and the way they are scattered around the circle.
This is the first circular shawl that I've ever made and also my first Pi shawl. I understand the theory behind it, but I still am having trouble understanding how keeping the same number of stitches for many rows is adequate for keeping the shawl flat. As the increase rows become further and further apart, intuition tells me that intermediate increases would be necessary. I guess it all works out since the pattern is lacey. The design will stretch on the outer rows and will apear larger than on inner rows. This is a learning experience for me, so we'll see how it turns out.
I'm not sure who will be the owner of this when I'm done. Part of me wants to give this to my daughter who is going away to college in August. But since I am not sure of the color scheme of her dorm room, I may just keep it for myself and design something original for her.
Clue 2 of the Through The Loops 2012 Mystery Shawl came Thursday night. I haven't had a chance to work on it. I'm anxious to get moving on it, but I have a few chores to do first. Stay tuned for an update on that project and the Pi shawl.