The only knitting that I've been doing this past week is for the Ravelympics. I've managed to finish 28 squares on my OMG-What-Was-I-Thinking-Sock-Blanket. Which I thought was pretty darn good, until I heard that some of the other competitors were up to 72 and 84 squares finished. There's still five days left, but somehow I doubt that I will be able to catch up.
I did have a very scary thought. And I blame it on my inner-engineer. (Everyone knows that those darn engineer types are just plain weird and quite a bit scarey). Each square takes me approximately 20 minutes to knit. Since I have finished a grand total of 238 squares to date on the blanket, that means I've
I figure the final blanket will need to have 956 squares, so there is still 718 to knit. That's another 239 1/2 hours of work on the needles. (Hence the name change from "Sampler Sock Blanket" to "OMG-What-Was-I-Thinking.")
It's kind of cool, though, to think that at $7 an hour (approximately minimum wage - just to keep it easy to figure out), my blanket will be worth $2,240. And that's not including material, just labor.
Of course, someday when I'm old or dead my children will sell off all my stuff in a yard sale (because that's what my family does). At which time they'll probably just get $5 for the blanket...