Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Jeanie math

  • According to last night's measurements, I need to add 17 inches to Jeanie.

  • Every six rows, I do a cable row. I consider each cable row the end of a repeat, even though the pattern is really larger than six rows. My recent goal has been to complete two repeats a day. This isn't always possible, but it's helped me to make steady progress.

  • I had guessed that one repeat measured approximately one inch. Today I tested that with a ruler. I found that 4 repeats measures 3.5 inches.

  • (17 inches)*(4 repeats/3.5 inches)=19.428 repeats

  • since I would definitely finish a repeat, I round that up to 20 repeats remaining

  • At two repeats per day, I would finish in 10 days, or the 17th of October

  • after finishing the repeats, I will need to do the top edging, weave in the ends, and block

  • This means that I'm barely on schedule for finishing in time

  • So I have to adhere to the 2 repeat/day rule, and preferably make that 3/day.

  • One repeat takes about an hour

  • So I need to commit 3 hours a day to Jeanie. On top of working extra hours, driving carpools, feeding a family, helping with homework, etc. Oh yeah, and sleeping.

  • Oh man...

  • (Yes, my brain loves that kind of number fun)


Priscilla said...

Wow! You are very organized, although it probably helps to know what you are up against. Good luck getting this project done on time. The shawl is beautiful, and I'm sure it will be worth the time you are putting into it.

Knitika said...

Thank you so much for the kind words. It really did help me focus, having written it all out like that.