This is where I was as of yesterday
I have learned a lot knitting on Shetland Pi. One, I need to learn how to read. It was either that or I need new glasses. The first two sections were knit on US8 DPN’s, or so I thought. They actually were knit on 8″ US5 DPN’s. After much debate, once I was on the US8 for the Deep Dish section, I chose to leave it as it is and we’ll call it a design element. I think that it will block out and look beautiful once it is complete.
The other thing I really learned is how valuable stitch markers are. In the past, when knitting in the round, I would only put a stitch marker on the needles to mark the beginning of the round. Most of the time, I would be good with that, but, some of the time, it was just a disaster waiting to happen. I would end up either tinking back or ripping out the piece that I was knitting to correct mistakes. This time, I put in the stitch markers as directed in the pattern and not once have I had to tink back or rip out a single stitch. (I probably just jinxed myself!) I will continue to use this process as patterns allow in the future.
I’m enjoying looking at pictures of everyone’s Shetland Pi on Ravelry and I can’t wait to wear this shawl. I’m thinking Rhinebeck, anyone with me?