It was a real effort to get this project on the needles. I was all thumbs. That circular cast on is a bear with this weight of yarn.
Trying to wrangle that crazy cast on and those doublepoints was more than I could take. It went onto a circular as soon as I could manage it. It's going to look pretty bad from here on out. Pi shawls look like string bags while you are knitting them. You have to have faith that they will work out because you can't really see what's going on. It's definitely a Keep Calm and Knit On type of project.