Today I finished the first of two repeats of diamonds on my Pi Shawl. I also re-read the pattern and decided to end the shawl with 49 rounds before attaching the border. I’m looking forward to finishing this project soon, hopefully this week for the shawl body and another week for the tedious border. Of the 49 rounds in this final section, I am on round 29. Then I will probably have to leave it until spring to block it somewhere outdoors since I don’t have a good 8’x8’ space to spread it out. I’m pretty sure it’s bigger than my king size bed top.
My Amazon order came in this week and when I opened it today I discovered my #8 needle was in fact a size 11. So I reported it to Amazon and requested they send me another. Hopefully the second time I get the right thing but my expectations aren’t that high since I have a feeling that the pile probably all got mislabeled like when I ordered a $149 pen and got the wrong one twice. I also ordered a Big Sully yarn caddy that isn’t nearly big enough for the yarns I use.
I really want to do some writing or journaling with my new fountain pen but can’t really think of anything to say. At least nothing nice. So far I bitched about the lack of thanks from the Christmas gifts I bought some people this year. Next year I will not be generous to those people, that’s for sure.