Sunday, April 14, 2013

On The Needles

I haven't posted much about my knitting recently (and by recently, I mean in the last two years). That's because I've been working on the same project (Penrose afghan) since early 2011. It has 8 sections, and I'm done 5...almost 6. Clearly it's slow going, and I don't dedicate a ton of my time to knitting these days.

But, with the arrival of Jelly Bean in about six months, I need to get cracking. So, as with Evan, I chose a simple baby blanket pattern.

Fig. 1: Four rows done already!

Let's pull out some knit-math: This blanket has about 250 rows. With approximately 180 days until my due date, that means I should knit 1.39 rows a day. Given that Evan came 5 weeks early though, I'd like to have it finished by September. So, that means 154 days...1.62 rows a day. It takes me about 15 minutes to do a row, so that should be entirely doable, even if I skip on knitting days or even weeks at a time. Right?

I'm hoping (as with using fun/easy books as pallet cleansers) this will renew my joy of knitting!