1. I'm sick again. (This should come as no surprise to anyone who has ever known me in real life).
2. I have gone round the bend. No joke. And I have the photos to prove it:
It finally happened. About 6 months after Stephanie started her sock yarn blanket (rav link) I start mine. That Stephanie is a bad influence. Everything she does I end up doing. But, I guess if I'm going to get peer pressured into doing something I guess it's better to knit socks than do something stupid like get hooked on heroin.
So. This blanket is not heroin. So why do I think this is an insane thing?
Because these squares are about 7 centimeters across (just shy of 3 inches) and I want to make a blanket that will cover a big person. So, if the short end of my blanket is as wide as a twin bed (which is about 99 centimeters) that means that I have to knit 14 of these bad boys.
I know that you're thinking that 14 doesn't sound like a lot of squares. But let us also consider that a twin bed is 190 centimeters long which means that on top of those first 14 squares, I have to add another 27. And then I have to fill the whole thing in for a grand total of
378 squares 756 squares. If it takes me an average of 30 minutes to knit a square (while watching a Downton Abbey, of course) that means that I will be spending approximately 189 hours 378 hours of my life knitting this blanket.
That, my friends, is a lot of knitting.
So, let's recap:
1. Sickness = so not news.
2. Blanket = insane.
3. Super Awesome .GIF = made at makeagif.com
4. Caroline = good at math today (woo!).