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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