Monday, August 13, 2012

2012 Mileage Goals - Update!

As many of you may remember, I set a goal at the beginning of the year to knit 6.5 miles worth of yarn in 2012.  That's 11,440 yards.  If I were to knit my entire goal in Cascade 220, let's just say, that would be 52 skeins or a skein a week.  When you start breaking it down it seems, well, crazy.

Today I noticed I hadn't been keeping up with my mileage record keeping, so I dropped into KnitMeter.com and added my most recent projects.  Low and behold, my mileage to date is 4.44.  I have just 2.06 miles left to go, or approximately 3625.6 yards.  I'm about 650 yards AHEAD of schedule!  This would probably be more exciting if I were an Olympic athlete and I was 650 yards ahead of my competition, but seeing as I'm only competing against myself with yarn... it's probably not so impressive.

So what is the plan?  I'm working on a shawl right now for the class I'm teaching that will end up being about 306 yards, I have another shawl planned that should be about 750 yards, I'm planning a project that will consist of 4 pairs of socks - there's another 1600 yards, plus there is a project on the needles that is a test knit for a new pattern that I think will run about 500 yards.  Once that test is done I'll have to knit the final version, another 500 yards.  I've got a hat I need to knit - guessing another 200 yards, plus one pair of socks already on the needles - about 400 yards.  All that brings me to... 4256 yards planned.  AND I have 2 hats and a shawl to knit this fall for other classes I'll be teaching.

I think I can see the goal line!  Actually, it looks like I might end up knitting about a mile past it.  Sweet!