Thursday, May 10, 2007
But this post isn't about showing off the beauty of my ripple blanket! No, no my friends, it's to calculate how much more I need to do! So for this blanket, I cast on 243 stitches, and it's about 60 inches. I'm aiming for a blanket that's 60 x 75, since I like those nice numbers. I'm not really sure what standard size is for blankets anyway. According to Denyse Schmidt Quilts and the Modern Quilting Workshop, a twin size quilt is 64 x 87. Lets see, cross multiply, and I guess my blanket should end up being 81.5 inches. Ok fine, lets do 80. 60 x 80. Like a nice 3x4 digital camera photograph.
Ok, if we're aiming for 60 x 80, and I have 22 inches done (23 stripes since there are 2 half stripes there), I am 27.5% done. Hey not bad! Sorry for boring you with my thought process.. unfortunately, this is how I usually think... Only 60-ish stripes to go!!
EDIT: Ok, bad/good news. I re-measured the width, and it's 64 inches. So I guess I'll go for standard size twin and make it 64 x 87. Which means I am only 25% done, and I have 65 inches (or 68 stripes) left to do....