Wednesday, March 2, 2011
I had to innovate a bit in order to make the swatch bend to my will, and I'm pretty pleased with my solution to the problem. Once I hear back from said yarn company, I'll be able to post a few progress photos, (unless of course they don't like my idea, at which point I'll be submitting it to online magazine to see if they have any interest). I was so impressed with myself! I even think that I estimated the amount of yardage correctly (I'll sure find out if I didn't). I weighed my swatch and calculated the approximate yardage in it. Then I measured the swatch and divided the desired length by the length of the swatch. I needed 6 swatches across, and 6 swatches high to achieve the desired size, and after doing some math I concluded that I need approximately 780 yds of yarn. I was able to estimate from that calculation about how many skeins of the suggested yarn I'll need to knit this bad boy.
So what's next? Well, I have a week off from major assignments in school so I'll be working on filing our taxes this week, and on writing a pattern for my hat pattern so my buddy Daisy can test knit it for me. I'll bet that yarn is just burning a hole in her stash right now :) Let's see if I can maintain enough focus to do something about that.