I figured out how long it takes to knit a row - and it isn't encouraging.
It takes about 45 minutes for two rows.
There are 12 rows in each of the colored sections.
So this picture is 108 rows or 2, 430 minutes (approximately 40 hours) of knitting.
I did the math TWICE. God, that can't be right. I realize there are
277 stitches in each row. But REALLY!!! Even if I get faster
(which I am because I don't have to check the patterning as much
and I realize my mistakes almost immediately.
Let's say I can knit a row in 15 minutes. Which would be really fast
( I think 2 stitches a second - if I did the math right)
(and I am NOT that fast).
It would still mean that I would have to knit for....
whatever that would be!!
Which would mean that I only have about a
bajillion rows left to knit.
Really - that is my estimate - since it takes 28 BALLS of YARN!!
yeah - @* #!))&.
I have knit about 7 balls so far.
I realized today that I will HAVE to have a second project on the needles at all times.
Otherwise I will go completely bananas.
I love knitting my socks too much. I haven't knit a sock from
MY OWN SOCK GROUP in about two months.
That isn't good.
They are EASY SOCKS for goodness sake!
I want to make my little Hedgehogs.
I want to make a sweater.
I cannot knit ONLY this blanket for the next three or four months
(and I am being generous when I say it will only take that long
- I am SURE it is going to take longer than that).
I want to learn to spin too
(although that is a disaster that I am not anxious to re-visit).
Ok - so I had a little meltdown there.
Just a small one.
I am ok now.
Now - I plan on always having some socks on the needles.
Like I say,
I love knitting socks too much.
I also am going to have a 'car' project.
You see, it is like this. I have to drive to work - in order to miss traffic,
I have to leave by a certain time. If I leave on time, it takes me
20 minutes to get to work. If I leave 10 minutes later, it takes me
1 hour to get to work. So - I can either get to work 40 minutes early
or get there RIGHT ON TIME (BARELY) and sit in traffic.
I choose to leave a little earlier.
Then I can sit in my car and knit for 40 minutes before work!
The Big Texan suggested I keep a 'car project' going. Something small and fun that I ONLY work on in the mornings before work. I REALLY like this idea. So - I think I am going to make a scarf that I have wanted to make for a while. I don't need it till next winter and it won't be too bulky. Once I finish that - I can do a cotton tank or something else.
Now, since I don't want to commit to anything too big, or complicated, but I do have other projects that I want to make, I will begin something else.
This was very difficult for me. I was REALLY just going to
knit on Boop's blanket until it was done.
But then knitting wasn't fun anymore!!
I cannot FORCE myself to knit. I LOVE to knit.
And I want to put LOVE in her blanket.
If I do three or four rows a day
(which is a LOT of knitting ~an hour and a half!!)
- then I am happy.
I just don't know if it will be the Hedgehogs, a sweater, or a bag. Any ideas?
I think I have hurt myself thinking about all these numbers.