So if there’s anything to know about me, it’s that I’m a giant nerd. I LOVE not just the creative side of knitting, but the math side of it too, and I love coming up with data around how much I knit, and using my Excel knowledge from my day job to make my knitting life more fun. I’ve been tracking the # of stitches I’ve stitched every day since August 1, 2020. Yep, that’s right, every single day for more than a year I’ve kept track of every stitch I’ve made and written it down.
When I told this to some family members recently, someone said “let me guess how many stitches you make in a year – one million?” Well, sadly, the answer to that question is no, not quite. In the one year I tracked stitches, I made 964,502 total stitches. That was surprisingly close to 1 million!
So, I’ve set myself a challenge to try and reach a point where I’ve done 1 million stitches over the past 365 days! I’m VERY close to tracking my million stitch (should happen tomorrow!!!!) but I want the satisfaction of doing a million stitches within a year. I need to average 2,740 stitches per day, which is only 100 more than I averaged last year. It will be interesting to see how/when I meet that goal, as some days (like weekends) I knit A LOT, and others I don’t knit at all, so as stitches drop and add it will be interesting. I’m also interested in how long I can keep a million stitches rolling, is it something I hit infrequently, or are there long stretches where I’m maintaining more than a million?
In order to answer all these questions, I’ve made a lot of updates to my yearly stitches tracking spreadsheet, which used to be basically just two columns – date and # of stitches. I’ve put a ton of work into this, and I thought other people might be interested in it. So, the spreadsheet is now for sale on this site! It will be $5.00 until August 21, and then will be $10.00.
I hope you enjoy, and I’ll keep everyone posted on what my goal to $1M looks like!