Sunday, December 13, 2009

NaKnitMo results

Halfway through December, let me tell you how my attempt to knit 30000 stitches in November went.

It went really well.

It went so well that I upped my goal to 50000 and met that as well.


57399 / 50000 stitches. 115% done!

I found that I was being especially conscious of using all my little bits of time to knit - in class, in the afternoon, in the evening... might have had a little something to do with it being that time in the term when I was looking for procrastination tactics.

My stitches really added up and I was kind of astonished at how easy it was to make my goal. I even though I might keep doing it through December and see if I could get to six figures.

I've stopped, though. I like keeping track of things and watching my progress (hello, word counts), but the counting was taking away from my knitting time and getting to be a distraction. So maybe it'll be a yearly thing.

2 comments:

  1. I'm not a knitter so this may seem like a silly question, but gosh, how do you keep track of how many stitches !!! Is it like typing, stitches per minutes, or stitches per inch .... lol

    Congratulations and meeting and exceeding your goal. (Came here with the Next Blog button, which I love to explore with)

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  2. Good question! I just put a piece of string or a safety pin in the first stitch, worked away, and later counted the number of rows and stitches in each row - so for example if I was working straight on a sleeve with 80 stitches around and did 10 rows that would be 800 stitches. I didn't worry too much about being precise, but just did my best and tried not to spend too much time worrying about it. Thanks for visiting!

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