I blame it on the kitchen reno and my completely failed attempt at participating in the Tour de Fleece (it was such a failure I didn't even mention it here or on Twitter)...I'm doing an O-y-p-c project (you know, that big event in London).
I decided to knit All the Shades of Truth because it's beautiful and I had almost enough yarn in my stash to knit it. Well 3 out of 5 colours; all of which are club yarns from the Smartass Knitters/World Domination one skein club from Indigodragonfly. I ordered two more colours to round things out, picked them up in person (and had a lovely visit at Indigodragonfly headquarters) and got started a day late.
It's been fun knitting. I love me a good garter stitch project and 4 out of 5 yarns have cashmere in them...all good.
On Monday I took stock. I noticed the Olympics are half over (and I haven't watched anything more than what's on the restaurant tvs) and wondered how much more I had to do.
Oh, that's a lot.
Then the crazy set in. I got out a calculator, opened my Evernote app and this is what I wrote:
Section 2: 30 @ 280sts 8400
Section 3: 78 @ 75 sts 5850
Section 4: 28 @ 319 sts 8932
Section 5: 110 @ 89sts 9790
Section 6: 124 @ 89sts 11036
Edging: 48 @ 431sts 10344
Total rows: 394
Total sts: 54352
6 days: 9108 sts per day
Average sts/row = 138
Finish section 2 plus 10 rows section 3
Finish section 3 plus 13 rows section 4
Finish section 4 plus 49 rows section 5
Finish section 5 plus 41 rows section 6
Finish section 6 plus 4 rows edging
Finish 20 rows edging. Weave in ends
First off, that's a lot of knitting to do for someone who doesn't have a kitchen and has a job and children (well one is away canoeing in Algonquin Park, but still).
Second, I must be going insane to have calculated a full plan based on an average row based on calculating all the remaining stitches in the project.
What have I become?
Maybe this will also be a Paralympics project.