I hadn’t planned to cast on for something new. I just couldn’t help myself. First I made the yarn. Then I had the idea. Then I had this conversation:
Then I wound the yarn:
And I swear, that was all I was going to do! I was going to let it sit around while I finished up my sweater. But then my family went to see Big Hero 6 (thumbs-up all around, especially from the 10 year-old set) and I thought, “wouldn’t it be nice to have a little easy knitting with me?” So I packed up my yarn and cast on during the previews. But it turned out not to be super-enjoyable in the dark, because the yarn was just thin and slippery enough that I made a couple of mistakes I couldn’t see to correct. So after a few rounds, I put it aside and just watched the movie.
I really meant to stop there. I was going to get back to my sweater when I got home. But then I got even more inspired when I discovered on Twitter that a bunch more of my friends are also knitting Pi Shawls (Glenna is cheerleader-in-chief). What’s more, both Ann and Kiki are both going to do theirs in handspun “Slumber,” like I am. What fun! I couldn’t help it. I just got swept up in the excitement of it all.
So between last night and this morning this happened: