March 24, 2011

Crafty Friday 3/25 - 26,000 Stitches

For all of you knitters out there....

Have you ever wondered how many stitches you've made in a project? When you're going along and you knit 1 then purl 1 or whatever your pattern may be, do you wonder?

I'm currently working on a shawl with a ruffle edge and wondered how many stitches were in the ruffle because I was trying to figure out if I had enough yarn left. It turns out there were almost 8,ooo stitches just in that little ruffle edge. I was really surprised at this considering the edge is only 7 stitches wide, but I double checked the math.

Well of course I then had to figure out how many were in the shawl itself because I couldn't just leave the math alone. It turns out that the shawl had about 18,000 stitches.

That's 26,000 stitches give or take a little. Wow! Maybe someday I'll figure out how many stitches I can do in a minute and figure out how long it takes to make the shawl.

Or maybe not....I'd like to leave something to wonder about.

I don't have a picture of the shawl because it's not quite done yet, but I can give you a picture of what else I've been working on this week.

I've been dyeing lots and lots of 2 oz. pieces of wool rovings to use in felting packs. I've lost count of how many colors I've done, but I know that there are 52 balls in the bag right now (some are the same color). In the bag they look like giant gum balls.

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  1. First time doing this hop but I've been waltzing by on Wednesdays :) Excited to see what people have to offer!

  2. they do look like gumballs...great colors!!

  3. Lovely colors of wool, and you must like math better than I do! Have a good week!

  4. great colors!! :) thanks for hosting!

  5. Thanks for hosting! When you have a moment, please stop by and share your thoughts on blog hops - I'd really value your insights!

    Have a fabulous weekend and I love your lovely wool - but my hand is cramping thinking of all of those stitches!


  6. I just happened on your blog from Fiber Friday, thanks for hosting!

  7. That is a serious lot of stitches! Now when someone says, "Oooh, make me one!" You can say it costs a dime per stitch ;-)

  8. oooh I am really digging all of those bright colors. It looks like fun. I have never tried to dye anything.

  9. Know what? Leaving the math alone is SO very easy for me! ;) It'll be nice to see your completed shawl and each and every stitch in it!!

  10. I would have never been able to find out how many stitches were in what! That's CRAZY! :) I love th colors in the wool you dyed. Gorgeous!

    Following you from The Girl Creative blog hop. Please visit us and follow back if you can! Thanks so much and have a great day!

    Krissy @ Mommy Misc



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