Comparison

Comparison

Here are a few pictures and calculations with all three blankets I’ve started and finished this year. I’m averaging about 1 blanket per month. More specifically, assuming I started the grey blanket on January 1 and that I finished the beach blanket on March 19, and not including the blanket I started working on before I finished the beach blanket, I’m averaging about 96.77 square inches of blankets a day. Of course, that figure doesn’t account for the blanket density or hook size, or the time it takes to learn new skills and weave in ends. Additionally, to be a reliable predictor of future performance, a formula would need to account for variables such as duration and severity of illness, amenableness of weather to outdoor pursuits, and time spent traveling to and from and waiting in doctor’s offices.

The red blanket and the beach blanket are *almost* the same size. The length is completely by chance.

The red blanket and the beach blanket are *almost* the same size. The similar length is completely by chance.

Grey Blanket Final Specs

Width: 41
Height: 62
Total area: 2,542 inches square
Length of yarn: approx. 2,898 yards
Weight: approx. 57.5 oz. or 3.6 lbs.
Estimated density: .060 oz./in^3

Red Blanket Final Specs

Width: 39.5
Height: 63
Total area: 2,488.5 inches square
Length of yarn: approx. 2,130 yards
Weight of yarn: approx. 42 oz. or 2.6 lbs.
Estimated density: .045 oz/in^3

Beach Blanket Final Specs

Width: 41.5
Height: 63
Total area: 2,614.5 inches square
Length of yarn: approx. 2,396.25 yards
Weight of yarn: approx. 47.25 oz. or 3.0 lbs.
Estimated density: .048 oz/in^3

So, assuming a standard depth of .375″, the red blanket is the least dense and the grey blanket is the most dense. Yay, maths!

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