So finally finished Square 38 a couple of days ago. It actually looks really funky and I’m still so amazing by the patterns you can make with pearl and knit stitches.
I love the pattern, but I’m not sure how long I could keep it up for in a big project though. Whenever I tried to knit this in company I tended to end up having to back track as I’d miscounted… Although that could have been something to do with working one project in 2 stitches and this one in 3. Brain kept getting very confused….
So over to Excel…
So I was trying to figure out how to work this patchwork project a bit smarter. I have over 50 squares left to knit in the project and I don’t feel like I’ve made a huge amount of progress with it. Don’t get me wrong, it’s done wonders for my confidence in knitting and I’ve learnt so much. But I feel no closer to actually finishing it….
So I started inputting all the patterns and colours into Excel. The plan being that I can do this project in batches by pattern. Theorizing (as seems to be working with the socks) sticking with a pattern seems to significantly speed up my knitting. The perk with Excel is that I can filter by pattern and use that to grab the colours I need and ensure I have the patterns I need.
I love Excel, it makes me so happy 🙂 The plan is to delete each square off the list as I complete it.
I’ve picked up the garter stitch squares for the minute as those should be a couple of really quick wins. After that the plan is to get on with the chequerboard I think. I need to get this finished by the time bubs gets here!
Only 4 months to go. About 14 weeks left of work before I take some time off for Christmas that will then roll over to maternity leave. So I’ll only have about 2 weeks to finish off any last minute stuff before bubs arrives. So all hands (and needles) on deck now 🙂
Baby Brain Signing off