I'm pleased so far with my mystery knitting project, but I'm worried about the time I have left.
The Knitty submission deadline is March 15. I have overseas friends coming to stay with me for close to two weeks starting on March 9th.
I want this done and in the (e)mail by the end of February. That may not be realistic, but it does give me a week of breathing room to do things like, oh, say, clean the apartment in preparation for having guests!
So I weighed my yarn earlier tonight. I have knit 35g of 100g potential. I may decide not to use all the yarn, but the original plan is to eat it all up.
This 35g has gotten me through 19 full pattern repeats.
35/19 = 100/x. Yay! Algebra!
Solving for x, I come up with 54 (rounding down). 54-19 = 35 repeats to go.
Assuming I can manage 3 repeats a day, that sets me at twelve days of knitting to go, starting tomorrow. Sounds perfect, right? I'll finish the project on the 20th and have a week to write up the pattern and get photos done.
Well, I did some more math, which I won't belabor, but the number of stitches in a pattern repeat? Oh, a measly 1556.
1556 x 3 = 4668 stitches a day.