Doing the Math

A tiny bit of calculation has revealed that the current pair of socks will, when finished, be made up of about 14,400 stitches.  A further bit of calculation has revealed that I’ve got about 1,550 stitches left to go before I finish the second sock.  This means I am about 89% done.  Really, it’s three inches and a toe.  It’s three hours of knitting.  So why in the world is it taking me so long to do?  And does anyone else figure out how many stitches are in a project and obsessively track how much you’ve finished?