Although it's bee finished for months, I've been too lazy to blog the item in question. So finally, here it is.
Princess Grace's Birthday Pi Blanky.
It is of course based on Elizabeth Zimmermann's Pi Shawl. I'm such a dreadful copy cat that once I saw Bell's beautiful Pi Blanky I knew I had to make one of my own, and cast this on as a brainless knitting project when I was about 7 months pregnant.
Pattern: EZ's Pi Shawl, from Knitter's Almanac (Rav link)
Yarn: Bendigo Woollen Mills Classic 8 ply in Tuscan (200g) and a grey colour I'm not sure of (about 220g). I had the Tuscan in the Stash (yay) and Bells gave me the grey.
Needles: 5mm Knitpicks options
Mods: I guess one doesn't really modify and EZ pattern, does one? As you can see, it just did the eyelet rows on the increase rows in the red section, then about every 6th row in the grey. I did the ordinary garter stitch edging.
Here it is blocking:
To give it a final lift, I ran two rows of running stitch in Tuscan around the edge. Thanks for this suggestion, Quilting Mick, it's perfect!
And finally, here it is with the recipient. Shhhh.
Suits her, don't you think?