Saturday October 25th 2014, 10:24 pm
Filed under: Friends,Knitting a Gift

Knitting and all the happy anticipation of a beautiful blanket for a coming granddaughter is fun. Sitting icing your hands afterwards for twenty minutes, no stitches, no turning pages, no clicks, not as much. So as I iced I was doing the math in my head.

Sixty-six rows in the last three days. Two hundred eighty-eight needed altogether, unless I decide to add another 16-row repeat or two past where I’m currently aiming for.  But as planned that means I have 75 rows to go.

My friend Afton recently threw out her annual challenge to all the knitters she knew to finish a project or projects, something you’d been wishing were done, before the end of this month. It looks like I’ll make it. Aftober here I come!

(Edited to add, I was thinking it’s been taking about eight and a half minutes a purl row, about nine a right-side row, but–scribble scribble–that’s a guess and it would come to 87.3 hours for the project. Yow! I really don’t think so, 45-50 sounds far more likely, but I do feel better about how long it’s been taking me.)

(Edited later to add some more, that original timing was when I had the flu. Healthy, it was five minutes a purl row. That’s more like it.)

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i waiting very patiently.

Comment by Afton 10.26.14 @ 10:36 am

I am waiting, too. And working on my pullover that I started last fall (or late the summer before). Getting up to the top soon. I am thinking I might make it. Yes, I’ve knit and finished some other things but to my view, they didn’t qualify as a long-time pending work in progress and this does. I just hope I don’t decide I have to rip it back and re-knit the sleeves. That would be after I finish the ribbing at the neckline. So let’s keep going now. Both of us. (We shouldn’t test Afton’s patience too far, you know. Last minute stuff might make her testy.)

Comment by Susan (sjanova) 10.26.14 @ 4:08 pm

Ooh, I need to jump in on Aftober! I’m working on a Fair Isle Sweater, which may be a bit much, but maybe the long-lingering Bohus reproduction…maybe. There isn’t much of Aftober left, after all. I’m confident you will make it!

Comment by twinsetellen 10.26.14 @ 6:31 pm

Well, the baby blanket here is just at 25% and November 1, less than two hours out. I have a month to finish… if baby isn’t early. He’s due Dec. 3rd, so tomorrow’s cold rain (or snow) should be a good time to make some serious progress!

Comment by Channon 10.31.14 @ 7:18 pm

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