14,042

(Mini Updates: The vest I was inquiring about in the previous post was identified by Deb as Lucy Neatby’s Equilateral Vest. Thanks everyone! And my Mom found out on Wednesday that she won a door prize at Sheepy Yarn Shoppe. Can’t wait to find out what it is!)

That’s how many stitches I knit during Jury Duty. Or 59 rows. That’s not too bad considering it’s 238 stitches wide.

After having knit with small gauge needles for so long, my transition to big needles felt awkward. I didn’t feel comfortable with the big needles until I had been knitting with them for about a day and half. It went much more smoothly after that and my pace was better.

My group was sent home early a few times and we had long lunch breaks where I didn’t knit. We also got Friday off. I calculated the amount of time I spent in the waiting room: 14.5 hours. That’s less than a thousand stitches per hour, on average.

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This thing is freaking huge! What you don’t see in the picture is that I’ve folded the width into half and then half again (4 layers). It dawned on me on the second or third day that I would have a massive thing on my hands. What’s a little bit scary is that I have to knit another one.

Since the above picture was taken, I’ve finished another 50 rows. At this point, I feel like I’m knitting a lapghan. Also, I’m trying not to worry about whether or not I’ve got enough yarn left. Really trying.

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12 Responses to “14,042”

  1. Chris Says:
    October 19th, 2007 at 8:49 am

    So it jury duty over, I hope??

  2. Tracey Says:
    October 19th, 2007 at 9:43 am

    Jury duty, yech, good thing you had your knitting. I love that nice charcoal gray.

  3. Deb Says:
    October 19th, 2007 at 10:09 am

    Check out LN’s equilateral hat, too. It’s pretty cool.

  4. Jeanne Says:
    October 19th, 2007 at 10:14 am

    Well…at least you don’t have to worry about that again for 4 more years. It’s been more than 4 for me and I keep expecting that letter to show up in my mailbox.

  5. Rina Says:
    October 19th, 2007 at 4:06 pm

    It’s good that jury duty lets you knit. At least they don’t discriminate knitters. Love that dark color yarn.

  6. Sydney Says:
    October 19th, 2007 at 5:23 pm

    At least you can take your knitting with you. It’s a nice shade of gray.

  7. Carrie K Says:
    October 20th, 2007 at 7:44 pm

    I agree, at least you get to knit!

  8. Tanya Says:
    October 21st, 2007 at 12:58 pm

    Wow! That’s alotta knittin!

  9. Guinifer Says:
    October 21st, 2007 at 1:11 pm

    Remind us exactly what it is that you are knitting?

  10. Schrodinger Says:
    October 21st, 2007 at 1:25 pm

    Holy cr@p, that’s a lotta knitting! I think that jury duty did you a favor, at least you could get a big chunk of it done.

  11. thursday Says:
    October 22nd, 2007 at 7:59 pm

    My friend just had jury duty for a week and a half…but she isn’t a knitter, so she just sat and text-messaged me all day! Turns out she was an alternate, too, so she didn’t have any say!

  12. Opal Says:
    October 24th, 2007 at 4:42 pm

    14.5 hours?! Thank goodness you have your knitting.

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