I just finished a blanket I've been knitting since January. Something to keep me warm in the winter and to look cool even when not in use. I wasn't working with a pattern, which should become painfully obvious in just a moment. I decided to just do stripes of different yarns I had left over from various other knitting projects. As those ran out, I bought some fun yarns to supplement.
Since I didn't have a pattern, I had to guess how many stitches I needed per row. I was using circular needles and THOUGHT I had a blanket that was about four feet wide. Then I knitted and knitted and knitted and knitted and knitted and ... well you get the idea...
... until I had about a three foot long blanket.
So, a 4' x 3' afghan. Or thereabouts.
The thing is, I have a hard time estimating sizes with circular needles and I couldn't really stretch the blanket out to see what I was dealing with.
As I was casting off last night, it seem as though there was a LOT of blanket, but I shrugged and went on with what I was doing.
When I finished, I reeled in the blanket from the floor next to me. And reeled in and reeled in and reeled in.
In reality, I have a blanket that is 10' x 3.5'.
[sound of me banging my head against the desk]
Here's a photo of my folly.
The blanket is folded in half. TWICE. Just so that I could take the photo.
I'm such a dumb ass.
But at least I'll be a warm dumb ass this winter when I'm reading a good book on the marshmallow sofa.