Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Knitting Olympics - Day 6

Today I added the ticker on the side of the blog. ACK! Better than 30% of the time is past. I am no where near 30% done with the tank top. Maybe a mini tank top that will barely skim the bottom of my breasts would work? No, I think not.

Today I completed row 18 of the pattern (row 25 from cast on). It takes me at least 8 minutes to do a row uninterrupted. I better get going on that. I need 405 rows to get to the 13.5 inch mark where I can start the neckline and armholes. I have 380 rows to go. At this rate it will take me 3040 minutes or 50 hours and 40 minutes. I have 10 days to go but need to have some time to do the shoulder straps and a wee bit of time cushion (a day should be good for that!). Anyway 50 hours and 40 minutes divided by 9 days means I need to get a solid 5 hours a day of knitting in. I wonder if I can knit while I sleep?

I better get some sleep now so I can hit the needles tomorrow. Wish me luck! I need to sneak in more days and/or get a tad bit faster.


Beverley said...

Who needs sleep anyway!!

Way to go !! You may find you get faster as you go. I find the last few rows wizz by its the bit in the middle that has me counting!!

Knit on


Monique said...

Well Beverly as you can see today I totally buggered up my calculations! Things are not as desperate as they may seem. I got to thinking that I knit socks with many fewer rows than this tank top. The total number of rows had to be wrong (unless I was knitting with spider floss!). Oh ... I feel so much better today. I am off to a rip roaring start (and I do mean RIP) as I tackle yesterday's disaster.

Got to quit procrastinating and get to it while the cherubs sleep.