lace math and arctic stole progress

31 08 2007

just for the hell of it, i calculated my actual progress on my lace stole:

  • arctic diamond stole: 50,042 stitches
  • progress thus far: 21,484 stitches
  • percentage complete: 21,484 / 50,042 = 43%

holy sh*t that is a lot of stitches! no wonder i stick with socks. okay, now let’s compare…i took a pair from favorite socks (interweave press)…

  • cable rib socks (p.73): 24,560 stitches

this project is roughly only twice the number of stitches as a pair of socks, but it’s taking me so long!!! i need to progress because i won’t start a new pair of socks until i finish some of my WIPs.

computer is still broken. (sigh). butter has been kind enough to let me borrow his laptop. but alas, it does not have a CF card reader (at least i don’t think it has one). so, i am using my daughter’s camera/computer setup…

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here is an unretouched photo of my stole on her very bright bed.

please excuse the mess, her room is my new second office until my computer gets fixed and/or i have time to file all of the stuff away (i’m working nights again). anyway, it doesn’t seem very long, does it? i may add an extra repeat if i have enough yarn. do you think it will be long enough after blocking? unstretched it’s about 17 inches long…

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4 responses

31 08 2007
Opal

What kind of yarn are you using again? Did you swatch and do a wet block of the swatch? All these little things matter when it comes to determining how much your stole will grow once you block it. It looks gorgeous BTW. 🙂

31 08 2007
stacey

wow! no wonder I don’t knit lace!!! 😉

31 08 2007
Carol

Wow, it’s really nice! Remind me to never calculate how many stitches go into a project k? 😉

5 09 2007
Bobbi

wow! I don’t think I’ll ever calculate stitches, it might be depressing . it looks lovely so far.

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