A sweater in four days? You must be kidding! Well, just like artistic license taken when knitting a pattern, so to will I take liberty to calculate what amounts to 'a day.'
I wish I could set aside 4 full days to do nothing but knit, eat, sleep, and go to the bathroom. In that order. But whoa is me, I have a family, dogs, and other commitments that keep me from plopping on the couch for days on end, to emerge in a new sweater. The design is lovely, the yarn I chose is pure heaven, and the concept is wacky enough to grab my attention. But, . . .
So what's in a day? 24 hours to start with. But heck, sleep is kinda necessary to maintain some semblance of sanity. I'm good on 6 hours a night, leaving me 18 hours to knit. But yuck - four days without a shower? No way! Takes me 45 minutes to sparkle and shine each day. So that's 17 and a quarter hours left in the day. Take away 15 minutes to stretch and go potty; down to 17. And I am a foodie for sure. 30 minutes three times a day should get 'er done. Add 30 minutes for the doggie trips to the front lawn, and I'm at 15 hours each day for my Beehive adventure. The way I figure it, that means 60 hours total to whip out a gorgeous new cardigan for Fall. Now that I think I can do.
I started on Sunday and with 5 hours down, have made it to the start of the Little Bee Texture pattern. So far, a very enjoyable knit. I especially appreciate the frequent stops to 'check in' (ie - check I have the correct stitch count). So far so good. And shock of all shocks - I switched up my color. Wanted something sunny and bright, so abandoned my beloved pink for a gorgeous gold, Brass Band. 55 hours left and counting. Wish me luck!