Long Time, Not Much Knitting

I’ve been away from this blog for so long, I was starting to wonder if I’d ever come back. But, alas, here I am. I have so much blogging to catch up on! I never did write about the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival this year, or my Knit group’s first ever spinning day. Both events were wonderful! And I will write about them. But I’ve been missing some energy lately, so for now, all I have is this:

Shawl Progress

Shawl Progress

It’s my Pi Are Square shawl, designed originally by Elizabeth Zimmermann. I just started the largest lace section, which is a garter stitch version of the Flame Chevron stitch. I don’t know yet whether it will look good in garter stitch, but I’m hoping so! I made a commitment early on to make the whole shawl using garter stitch lace patterns, sort of as a tribute to the Great Elizabeth, who inspires my knitting so much.

The only problem I see so far is that this is the largest section with tons of stitches per row, so it’ll be slow going. And you know what that means for me, usually, when it comes to knitting! I have a really poor track record with finishing stuff. But, I’m hoping that this time will be different. I really, really want this shawl! So, I will soldier on. I’ll be counting on all you knitters to cheer me on.

Thanks in advance! In the meantime, I’ll leave you with a closeup of my shawl:

Closeup of my shawl in progress

Closeup of my shawl in progress