Make Up Knitting

Remember when you were in school and you missed a day you had to do make up work. Well I spent a good chunk of yesterday doing make up knitting. I guess I knit 6-8 rows. Don’t be fooled, there are a load of stitches on the needle and it takes forever to knit a row. But as you can see the ball of yarn is getting smaller. I included a standard sized measuring tape for comparison. Later today I’ll weigh the yarn and see how close I am to the point of knitting the border. I suspect I won’t make the full 14″ for the body. The yarn ball is getting small quickly!

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17 Responses to Make Up Knitting

  1. AJ says:

    I always laugh how the yarn ball goes from not noticeably decreasing to suddenly decreasing quickly. It’s like there’s a magic point in there somewhere!

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  2. salpal1 says:

    I think it looks good. 6 rows is a lot! So did you have the amount of yarn called for in the pattern? If you did but you haven’t enough, that is annoying!

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  3. Missy's Crafty Mess says:

    Beautiful shade of purple

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  4. slippedstitches says:

    The color is wonderful. Long rows of knitting are indeed strenuous. When I come to the end of a row I feel as if I’ve climbed a mountain.

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  5. I have done make up knitting before! I have even canceled plans to do it. Granted, they weren’t exciting plans to begin with, but it is still a little crazy.

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  6. kathyreeves says:

    My hands hurt just looking at all of that! It

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  7. It is looking great! 6 -8 rows toward the long end of a shawl is a LOT of knitting!

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  8. chrisknits says:

    Yarn chicken? I play that often. Good luck!

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  9. Do you find that you’re knitting faster when the ball gets noticeably smaller? 😂 I caught myself doing just that! 😆
    I love the rich purple of that yarn 😍

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  10. Emma says:

    I love this colour ❤ and I'm always scared when I see the ball getting way smaller when I'm not quite finished (or close to finishing!) I don't really care for a game of yarn chicken 😅

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  11. Olivia says:

    The color is just scrumptious

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  12. Stefanie says:

    How do you know how much you need for the border? It’s written in the pattern? That’s a helpful thing to do for knitters.

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