Make it Monday: Too Big Blanket Maths

October 22, 2012

My book project has gone by the by this week as I have been working on my top secret project. In the evenings I have been picking up the too big blanket and adding another row or two. It’s perfect for watching tv and feels soothing on my brain.

I’ve forgotten when I started this blanket. I love it and I love the yarn but I’ve spent enough on it already so I’ve made the decision to only use the yarn I have left. So it was time to do the maths.

The blanket is 200cm long and is at present 60cm wide. I have crocheted 62 rows. It weighs 1kg.

Each ball of yarn weighs 50g
1kg divided by 50g equals 20 balls of yarn.
62 rows divided by 20 equals 3 rows per ball of yarn.
I want to get the blanket to 100 rows so I will need to do another 38 rows.
So that’s another 13 balls of yarn. Which I have.
Then I think 3 for the border.
So 16 in total.

I have been averaging 2 rows a night.
So that would be around 20 nights. Then the border.

It feels so much more manageable when I think of it like that.

I’m hoping that I will be busy with something else over the next couple of months but I don’t think it is too unrealistic to think that I could be snuggled under a finished blanket at some point this winter.

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  • Reply Muddling Along October 23, 2012 at 11:04 am

    That’s a great way to break it down – with my Far Too Big Blanket ™ I got really stuck between 50 and 70 rows knowing I needed to do 100 and it seeming so far away (and mine were taking me an hour to do… zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz) but they do get done and they do look fabulous!

    Keep up the good work (btw you have to do a Granny Patchwork next – grows so fast!)

    • Reply Kelly October 23, 2012 at 4:27 pm

      I’ve just about got it down to 45 minutes a row, which is perfect for tv series watching! Definitely something a little less ambitious last time.

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