6500 knitted stitches in 226 miles, 1499 more in Emergency

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Last Saturday involved a road trip of 226 miles. Of course I took some knitting with me. Have you ever worked out how many stitches you knit in any one session?  I calculated approximately 6500 and I only had a back, one front and part of another front of a baby cardigan.  It’s a good job I love knitting because if I always calculated the number of stitches and hours of work it might drive me a little crazy!


Then yesterday, Monday, which was a work day – was all going well until I fell down a stair (just one stair!) and wrenched my foot.  I ended up at the Accident and Emergency Unit at our local hospital – knitting on and off for three and a half hours whilst being dealt with by nurse, doctor and the x-ray department – diagnosed eventually with soft tissue damage and prescribed rest and ice packs.  I reckon I knitted 1499 stitches whilst I sat waiting around!  Now with this now enforced r&r this cardigan will be finished super quick and if I am lucky I may even have a small pile of other projects done too. There is a bonus to injury this time, always look on the bright side of life!  No camera handy to photograph those extra 1499 stitches yet.

Have a good crafty day.  I know I will!



9 thoughts on “6500 knitted stitches in 226 miles, 1499 more in Emergency

    quietwatercraft said:
    July 11, 2017 at 11:02 am

    I’ve only calculated my crochet stitches once, when I made an enormous chevron afghan. There were lots!

      tinaor responded:
      July 11, 2017 at 12:22 pm

      I only calculated once before as well – knitted a shawl for a friend, it was supposed to be a birthday present one August, I gave an IOU and gifted it to her that December. There were more than 144,000 stitches that time!

    Dartmoor Yarns said:
    July 11, 2017 at 12:18 pm

    Sorry to hear about the ankle, but you’re right, at least you can get more knitting done. I once calculated how many stitches I knitted in a month. Think I blogged about it in November 2015 – Internet won’t let me get to my archives at the moment to tell you how many 😦

      tinaor responded:
      July 11, 2017 at 12:23 pm

      What a shame you can’t retrieve it – maybe one winter month I might do that too – at the moment I am skitting between sewing and knitting so it would be a lot less.

        Dartmoor Yarns said:
        July 11, 2017 at 12:25 pm

        It’s the connection I’m on at the moment. So I haven’t lost it, just temporarily out of reach.

    tinaor responded:
    July 11, 2017 at 12:39 pm

    I look forward to hearing how many it was – I could only go back on your wordpress blog so far, not as far as 2015. Not sure if that was just my own laptop playing up itself!

    handmade habit said:
    July 12, 2017 at 9:01 pm

    The cardigan is coming along very nicely. I have never calculated my stitches, but will this next time. It’s amazing how sweaters and things can just happen, despite the literally thousands of stitches that make them up. Wishing you a speedy recovery!

      tinaor responded:
      July 17, 2017 at 7:34 am

      Thank you.

    MrsCraft said:
    August 6, 2017 at 6:41 am

    I hope you’re well on the road to recovery now 😊

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