M.J. asked: How wide is that scarf? When I first saw the picture (before I read anything about it) I thought you were making an afghan.
Yes, it's huge.
My sister-in-law requested a large scarf. The picture she sent me was of a shawl-like thing. I specifically asked for dimensions, and she said she wanted it to be 18 inches (46 cm) by 6 feet (1.8 m).
At the moment, this thing is 18 (well, more like 17 and a half) inches wide and 32 inches (81 cm) long. So, progress. (Last week it was at 22 inches (56 cm).)
Birgit said: I could never knit or crochet...too much figuring out and when you mentioned math that is the final nail for me.
There doesn't have to be all that much math involved, really. Like, for this, I crocheted a chain that was a little longer than 18 inches (because the stitch pattern draws the fabric in), and I happened to luck out and have it be the right width when I started.
And now I'm just working the pattern until the thing measures 6 feet. All I need is a tape measure.
Plenty of people just find a pattern in the size they want and follow the directions. Because I design, I usually like to fiddle with the numbers, but it's not necessary for every project. (I like the math.)
Several of you commented on the colors. I can't take credit for them. It's all the yarn.
SIL requested "peacock colors". I found the colorway called Ocean Shades...
Variegated yarns are wonderful.
Finally, J.E. said: 2800 posts... how many of them are knitting related? A fifth?
Okay, I can do the math. (Sorry, Birgit.) Today's post is #2805. If I go by my labels, I have 264 labeled "knitting", 80 labeled "crochet", and 53 labeled "crocheting".
But here's where we run into a problem. Some posts were both "knitting" and "crochet", so I can't just add those numbers up. Okay, fine, I'll look through them...
So, 28 were labeled "crochet" and "knitting". 8 were labeled "crocheting" and "knitting".
80 - 28 = 52
53 - 8 = 45So, that's 264 labeled "knitting", some with "crochet" or "crocheting" as well. Eliminating the duplicates, that's 52 labeled "crochet" only and 45 labeled "crocheting" only.
264 + 52 + 45 = 361Then divide...
1805/361 = 5
WOW! I did not expect that result. Exactly 5. I was expecting a decimal that approximated to 5, but not 5.
So, yeah, one-fifth of my posts are knitting/crochet related.
Good news. The periwinkle hat is getting close to the crown. I might have some interesting pictures for next week.