I’m at that phase with Twinkle
where I am heartily sick of knitting it, and starting to get dramatic about it. To shortcut myself a little bit as well as to find out literally how long this will go on, I resorted to math.
A quick back of the pattern calculation tells me I have about 15 more hours to go on this nonsense, not counting blocking and so on.
Specifically, I weighed what is left of my gradient yarn (the limiting factor), and found that I still have 30 grams left of a hundred gram ball. Then I counted the pattern repeats that have been done so far, which was 37. So…
37 repeats/70 grams of yarn = x total repeats/100 grams of yarn gives me 52 total repeats that my available yarn will make. (It’s actually 52 and a bit – 52.857 – but I am rounding down here. ) Subtracting out the 37 repeats already done, I have 15 repeats left. Each repeat consists of 4 garter stitch rows in gradient, the 2 rows that make the aqua stars, then another 4 rows of garter stitch, then the 2 rows that make the pink stars. Earlier on in the process, I clocked myself as taking around an hour to do one repeat, assuming I don’t get bored and start fiddling with my phone or fall asleep. So there you have it. If I really focus, that’s maybe a week of weekdays counting lunches and evening as usually available. That’s not so bad! I can do that!
This may well be the first time in my life that math has removed my despair, rather than causing it 🙂