It’s hard to tell from that horrendous photo that I have finally reached the end of the third skein of yarn. I thought it would never end. Last night as I was yawning and furiously knitting I knew I’d have to write this post today. That’s 750 yards knit. I’m going to start the ribbing at the bottom of the vest turned tunic later today.
I’ve learned a few lessons knitting this project. First, don’t necessarily trust the yardage listed in the pattern and/or on people’s project pages. Sometimes they’re just all the yarn that was bought for the project. Other times it’s just a guess based on gauge math*. Second, weigh the skeins and figure out what you’re starting with. I know I’ve had “heavy” skeins in the past. This is my first time knitting with this yarn. I have no idea how accurate their skeins are. I’m sure they meet the 250 yards but could they have 260 yards or even 270 yards, maybe. Third, I learn this lesson with every project that has a deadline. If you don’t spend time knitting, it doesn’t get done. As the days on the calendar flip past the amount of knitting per day increases if you spend too many days not working on it.
Have you learned some of the same lessons? Has your crafting taught you something recently?
*what a scary phrase! Math frightens some people. Gauge frightens some people. Gauge math sounds like something out of a fiber-craft horror movie.