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Huh. Attention span. Cool.

Week one of the blanket project is in the books. Each individual bit takes about an hour, which makes for a good example of how a large task can be broken down into manageable chunks. So far the early leader for "most annoying" is 'lacy rib', third from the top in this photo, because it has a high concentration of contrary-to-muscle-memory moves (specifically, for the knitters out there, yarn-overs between knit and purl stitches, which involve a moment's conscious thought for each and every one of them and it's every two stitches here).

Other early observations are that this sample weighs 54 grams, which since the entire skein of yarn is 200g suggests I'm going to be needing more yarn sometime around the end of April (fortunately it's not like there's any shortage of miscellaneous worsted-weight already in the house, although it does put a damper on the idea of making this a nice blanket considering what most of the miscellaneous worsted-weight in this house looks like), and also that the blanket is going to weigh... ratheralot; and that this 7-day run of swatches is already 26" long, which is way off from initial estimates (it should be about 21") and suggests that a bit of rethinking is in order, namely to knit up the swatches in strips of 14 rather than 28 so that I have the option later on of perhaps laying them out as a 14x26-swatch format instead of the original 28x13 plan, or indeed just making two 14x13 blankets which might end up being the better idea anyway, we'll see. But onward.

feeling: artistic artistic

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kate_schaefer From: kate_schaefer Date: January 8th, 2015 06:14 am (UTC) (permalink this entry)
That's a very beautiful sampler.
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