No talking … just details:
- Pattern: Tuva
- Designer: Turvid Design
- Yarn: KP Merino Style. Hand-dyed by me. Blogged here
- Modifications: Shortened main section to 5.5 inches instead of 7 as per the pattern.
- Other comments: The number of k2tog gave me a callus on my fingers but I still enjoyed the pattern. Used 9 inch circulars to decrease but coming to the end they were hard to maneuver. Got some ladders that are noticeable by me but I doubt anyone else will see them. I guess I’ll have to revisit both dpns and magic loop techniques. Or … I might just do the Traveling Loop.
ETA: This project is my first completed for My Sister’s Knitter KAL/CAL and the fifth for my Summer Sizzle Stash Dash.
ETA again — This project also makes the cut for my Craft Book Challenge for July. The pattern has been in my Ravelry library since early 2012.
Goodness gracious, I feel like I’m about to take a walk on the edge. I’ve gotten to this point with my hat! Would have finished it today if I wasn’t going gallivanting with my cousin. 😛
I decided to do some Math this morning since something in the pit of my stomach is saying to me that I don’t have enough. Did the Math this morning and it’s not looking too good. See that ominous 32 grams … lemme tell you what that means!
I started with 50 grams of yarn which equals 123 yds. I’ve used 18 grams which totals 3 inches of knitted work. Stay with me! I see your eyes glazing over already!!!! LOLOL! 😛 Now for the fun part, let’s do the equations:
- 50 grams = 123 yds
- 18 grams = 3 inches of work.
Burning Question: How many inches of work can I do with what’s left?
- 123 yds / 50 grams * 18 grams = number of yds already used. Answer: 44.58 yds
- Second burning question: How many instances of 44.58 yds can I get out of 123 yds. 123 yds / 44.58 = 2.759 instances
- Now if every instance is = 3 inches of knitting, how many inches can I knit with this skein — 8.277 aka 3 * 2.759.
- How many more yards would I need to finish this? 9 / 8.277 * 123 = 133.74 yds
- I would need a grand total of 133.74 -123 = 10.744 yds to finish this hat (give or take 1 – 2 yds when I get to the crown decreases). But for Math sake … let’s just go with 10.744.
Ultimate burning question: should I skip a repeat then pray to the knitting gods that I’ll finish?
This, ladies and gentlemen, is what I call living on the edge! LOLOL! 😛