Monday, June 02, 2008

1 row = 15 minutes

Seed-Stitch throw, with garter border, from knit simple spring/summer 07.
Pattern is an eighty row repeat.  
Total of six times.
80 x 6 = 480 rows
1 row = 15 minutes
480 rows = 7,200 minutes
7,200 minutes = 120 hours
2 hours a day = 60 days
60 days = 2 months
What?  Am I kidding myself?  It is summer.  It will get hot.  It is seed stitch.
30 minutes a day = 2 rows per day 
2 rows per day = 240 days
240 days = 8 months
Somewhere between 2-8 months.
This is how my brain works when I am only interested in the outcome.  
At least I am in love with the yarn.

36 comments:

La Cabeza Grande said...

You are too funny: 8 months vs. 2 months! Me? I'm almost always interested in the outcome, which, in this case will be smashing!

Sandy said...

Ha! You make me laugh.
It sounds like one of those projects you jump back & forth to.

kim said...

You are so good with the maths. The colors are beautiful.

Luckyknitter said...

Thank you for the laugh ;-) The colors are so pretty. It looks like a great poolside project!

amanda said...

Love that you calculated that all out...good luck with completing it!

nicole said...

Oh dear! Um, maybe you'll get faster as you go?

LOL

Sarah Jackson said...

my blanket that I thought would take 6 months has now taken 18 months. Of course it doesn't help that it has been in the closet for a few months now. Oops! :)

It looks lovely.

sheepish one said...

i, for one, loves how your brain works!

Seanna Lea said...

A knitting math. I do the same thing all the time, especially if I am close to the end of a project.

Ella said...

~laughing~ That's awesome. Love the colors!

The A.D.D. Knitter said...

Ok, I am giving this project an ETA of June 15th. I am not fooled by your 2-8 month estimation, I know how fast you work!!!

Mo said...

LOL! You are too funny! But, hey at least you love the yarn. ;)

sko_G knits said...

those are gorgeous colors.

Philigry said...

oh, i can not wait to see this. Ack! seed stitch! I love, love it but it does take forever! I have a feeling it will be worth it.

My Love is..... said...

lol... you are funny... I often wonder about these things but have never fully worked it out.... well done.

Anonymous said...

This looks like the blanket your sister was knitting on her last blog 9/'07. It should be beautiful!

Kirsten said...

Oh dear! I think those numbers would just about kill me! You are a brave and intrepid knitter!

MadMad said...

Whoa. I think you've finally found a way to keep me from copying all your projects! That yarn, though... hmm...

amandajean said...

I like all the math...you funny lady! I'm sure you will get it finished in record time. :)

theresa /t does wool said...

math again...always the knitting brain at work :-)...I do adore the seed stitch,but oh,my a whole throw...

peaknits said...

yikes, when I stop to quantify knitting into time, I need to put my hands over my ears - lalalalala - it's really kind of impractical - that's why you have to be sure you love the yarn:) Then it is entertainment, rather than time clocked - hee hee! Denial is not just a river in Egypt.

LizKnits said...

Laugh... I think I might never knit again if I really thought about how many stitches go into a long sleeve sweater and how long it really takes to knit all those stitches!

tiennie said...

I totally think like you! I can't wait to see this FO in 8 months. :)

Queen of the froggers said...

I would never work out my knits like that, its too scary! Nice yarn helps!

Stacey said...

even if it does take 8 months, it will be done in time for the cooler weather!! :)

house on hill road said...

if i did that math, i think i would run away screaming! you are brave, leslie!

KeanaLee said...

It's YOU knitting Leslie, let's be real, it will be done in 6 weeks.

The Litter Box House said...

Oh man. My Flair Jacket project had me estimating how long each row took...20 minutes per row and I was still increasing! Then my puppy got to the project and I had to frog over 8 hours of work. Devastating...

Andrea

Kristy said...

Maybe you'll start to learn a rhythm for seed stitch and you'll cut the row time down to 10 minutes? That would shave months off your estimated time. Good luck!

Veronique said...

Ouch! You are so brave to knit a throw... Maybe next time, you'll choose a quick and dirty tank top? ;)

Ani said...

i was thinking the same way about my clapotis over the weekend. i have 9.75 hours left!

amanda said...

Oh my! Sounds like a bit of a trial! And seed stitch too! I have every faith in you though. :)

Lisa said...

This is such a great top. This would take me two years to make-lol.

Mel said...

Seriously. Learn the Norwegian purl. Knittinghelp makes it look soooooo much more complicated than it is. But really, it changed my entire purling existence. And it doesn't even change your gauge once you get used to it.

e.soule said...

Wow. I've never looked at it like that, it makes me nervous. Nervous with a grin, so I think it's okay : )
I'm working on the Minimalist from Interweave Fall 2007. The whole sweater is moss stitch....I don't want to know how long this will take me. Good luck!

ali said...

i knit the same blanket as a wedding gift for a friend. it took me 20 min to make it through a row...so she received it almost year after their wedding. glad to hear i wasn't the only one who took forever to knit it! i am slpknitter on ravelry if you want to check out my finished throw.