# Math is a cruel mistress.

So I’ve been doing a lot of math lately. And as always, it’s no good. Bills, percentage rates, how millions of hexagons I need to make for my afghan.

Y’all. Look upon this math and despair:

A queen-size bed = 60″ x 80″

A queen-size comforter = 72″ x 80″ (6″ of overhang on either side left and right; 0″ added length because I don’t want to cover pillows with it)

The hexagons are 4.5″ x 4″

= 16 hexagons across, 20 long

= 320 hexagons

= I might need to buy more yarn

I have… 12 hexagons.

Senior picture time again!

I timed the last hexagon I crocheted, and it took me an hour. AN HOUR. 308 hours to go? That’s 38.5 8-hour workdays, plus the time for finishing the border and weaving in ends. I’m sure I’ll get faster as I continue and figure out quicker methods, but this is so not going to get done this year.

It’s going to look so good when it’s done, though!

## 4 thoughts on “Math is a cruel mistress.”

1. Stephanie

I can do 10% (hint: move the decimal point one space to the left. ta-da!)

320 is a lot of hexagons. But look at what a pretty start you’re off to! I feel like this blanket would count as all your projects if you finish it this year.

2. sounds to me like an excuse to buy more yarn!

Love the senior picture. Blankie is gorgeous! Blankie’s maturity will come.

3. Mom taught me the 10% trick! You’d be surprised by how many people this confounds. When they get all, “I don’t know how to figure out a tip!” I have to struggle to control my “Whut.” face.

I’m glad the votes are to keep on crocheting! I was feeling a little overwhelmed. I have a full cart at knitpicks.com, but y’know, the job thing. It’s taking me so long to make the hexagons, so I’m sure it will be a good while before I need to buy more.

I did see that some people do the first several rounds of many many hexagons, and then just have a marathon joining session with the final rounds. That might be what I do in the future. The blanket is already getting heavy/unwieldy!

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