Monday, April 07, 2008

Pi Anyone?

Pi is finally done.....well almost done. I discovered while knitting in the sleep center - under apparently very different lighting - that there is a very slight difference between the two undyed yarns. One is slightly tan, the other a bit creamier. Now that I can see it - it bugs me and I am going to dye Pi with a natural dye. At first I was upset, but now I'm a bit excited - and looking into natural dye options. I don't want to ruin the luxurious softness of the fabric, so I'm taking my time to find the perfect dye options.

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But she's done. The border seemed to go on forever because I was so excited. I decided on a plain knitted on border. It was my first knitted on border, and I love the concept. I didn't want it too frilly, so I'm happy with the plain garter stitches.

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I will most definately make Pi again. Either with a different set of lace patterns or just the plain eyelets. This was too much fun! I cast on on Pi Day and am done less than a month later, that is one of my fastest larger projects. Of course - it helps to be flat on your back for a week during that time!

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I also need to figure out how to block this Alpaca - it already has so much stretch to it, I don't want to stretch it anymore. So it will be very, very lightly blocked. But I love the feel of it now, and don't want to loose the drape and feel of the fabric. More research is needed for blocking Alpaca. I won't do that until after I dye it anyway.

Pi anyone?

4 comments:

turtlegirl76 said...

I wet blocked my mother's alpaca Einstein and it worked out just fine.

Pi looks FABULOUS! I can't wait to see what you end up dyeing it with. it'll look great in any color. Well done!

Jane Prater said...

Great choice on the border. Makes my eyes go straight to that wonderful petal motif. Good job.

Marie said...

wow, that is beautiful, I really like the plain boarder, it really does enhance the lace.

Two Cables and a Frapp said...

Your Pi is beautiful !!! Love it.