The Ancient Woodlands Shawl is off the needles and ready to block. I bound off this morning while drinking coffee and watching the Tour de France. Even unblocked, I must say it’s a rather impressive piece of work, and I’m so excited to get it on the blocking wires this evening I can barely sit still.
My husband asked me a very scary question the other night while I was working on it.
“How many stitches are in that?”
I explained that the shawl is 114 stitches wide, that it was the cables in the middle portions that pulled it in, not any increase in the counts.
“No, I want to know how many stitches are in the whole thing!”
I boggled at him. The whole thing? He wants to do the math and come up with the number of stitches in the whole thing?!? Do I really need to know that?
Quite frankly, I don’t think I do. It’s one of those numbers that might haunt my thoughts and keep me up at night.
Although now he’s got me curious…