Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Time for the Big Guns

Last night, I hit 50 rows left to go on my Persian Star Shawl. I posited that if I knit 5 rows a day, I’d be done in a little over a week! Then I remembered that the rows? Are over 1000 stitches each at this point.

I did some math. I have knit 124,592 stitches on this shawl. There are 51,200 left to go, PLUS the edging that I haven’t figured out yet what it’s going to be.

Galveston was only 125,128 stitches. If I’d done another shawl with that size yarn, I’d be almost done right now, instead of having 29% left to knit.

So, either way, I think I'm going to try it. I'm going to try and knit at LEAST two rows a day, and stop if I hit five in one evening. If I work on it during my lunch break, that should help. If I work on it during D&D games, dinners with friends, anything I can think of, that should all help. I'm getting into the point now where more and more of it has patterning every row, instead of every other row, and that is not helping. But as bob is my witness, I will get this done before my arbitrary deadline of April Fool's Day!

1 comment:

choperena said...

Ha! Ok, that amount of math must mean you are getting desperate! But at least there is an end in sight ^_^ I'm dying to make a sweater or shawl, or several, but I'm always afraid I'll get sick of it. It took me a good couple of months to make a headband (ok, I also made at least 10 gifts in that same time) and I would have gauged out my eyes with my DPNs had I needed to do another repeat. Good luck, and don't forget to post pics!