So that we can go and have other people make us feel ok about skipping a whole pattern repeat on the most dreary OMFG section of a shawl ever written. After the usual parade of FOs, flashing of WIPs, ooh-ing and aah-ing over new books/patterns, and stroking of new yarns, this is how it went.
Me: This sucks. I cannot bear to do another repeat of this pattern.
[wait 3 minutes for everyone to come up with their convincing lies, ahem, logic]
Me: So do you think I really need to do another repeat of this pattern? Do you think it will mess up the Pi-shawl math? [Much stretching of WIP ensues]
Knittingwonderwoman1: Oh no, that's clearly far, far too much. Look at the picture! That lace pattern overpowers the rest of the shawl.
Knittingwonderwoman2: You know, it's so old-fashioned to have such a large section of a shawl taken up by such a small lace pattern.
Knittingwonderwoman3: Yeah, no one will be able to tell.
and so on.
And this is how I managed to move along and get some more of this neverending shawl done. The designer is very crafty, because there are technically 7 patterns in the shawl, but she numbered the last two 6a and 6b, so it doesn't seem as much as 7. Hopefully all 7 will be done by the next post.
I hope all the mothers out there had a great mother's day today! My in-laws were in town, and the peonies bloomed this past week. Good times all around!
Peony in full bloom in dappled sunlight