Thursday, November 14, 2013

Knitter's math

Time to look at some colourful new sock yarn:

The two on the right are for the must-have pairs of socks on my Christmas list.  Since I took that picture, I've caked them and cast them on.

And that makes it time for another round of Knitter's Math: yay!

You know what I'm talking about, right?  It starts by timing yourself, and before you know it you need a calculator.

1 round = 4 minutes
90 rounds = 360 minutes
360 minutes = 6 hours
6 hours x 4 sock legs = 24 hours

estimated time for sock from heel to toe: 7 hours
7 x 4 sock feet - 28 hours

28 hours sock foot + 24 hours sock leg = 52 hours


(break for coffee, especially if you don't drink coffee)

(deep breathing)

5 weeks = 35 days
52 hours divided by 35 days = almost 2 hours per day


(wait, weren't there other things on that Christmas list that need making?)

52 hours divided by two socks = 26 hours
26 hours divided by 35 days = maybe 1 hour per day

Math complete,
conclusion drawn:
2 socks wrapped, 1 for each recipient, promissory note written
2 socks saved for leisure knitting during the holiday.

Sigh.  Remind me again why this was such a good idea?

Oh right.  Fair enough.

So I guess I'm knitting today - what about you?

1 comment:

Doug said...

Crocheting for the holidays, but the math (not for socks though) works out about the same. Oi!