Tuesday, August 16, 2011

The Rule of 3

Hi all, sorry for the late posting, but I was at home for a grand total of 5 waking hours collectively Sunday (or there abouts) and there just wasn't enough time in my day for finishing everything for the blog to get posted, especially with my new plan of "How the bloody hell am I going to finish this project in a decent amount of time?".
I've done more math (I know, scary) and if I can crank out 3 Spartans a week (that's right 3!) then I will finish this project in less than 2 years, which to me seems way better than 5 years. So I am going to set an end date for this project (dun dun DUUUUUUN) and see if I can not only be finished by then, but well before then!
The end date will be July 1st, 2013
That is my birthday in 2 years (minus a bit)
SO I have to finish 285 Spartans in 685 days (which is about 98 weeks and if you multiply that by 3 then you get a higher number than the number of Spartans I have left to finish. It totally works out) and while on the topic of math (it's not often I use it, but when I do I go all the way) I figured out roughly how many stitches are in each Spartan (crochet stitches, not assembly stitches) there are 998 in 1 guy, if you figure up I'm doing 3 a week that's 2994 stitches per week and when I finish my 300th Spartan I would have done 299,400 stitches... my hands, they cramp at just the thought.

I have also figured out that if I do certain pieces on certain days I can definitely get the 3 guys done per week, as long as I don't have a day completely filled up by other things (like last Sunday) but I will also have "catch up" (or ketchup) days where I will get to spend more than the normal amount of time crocheting. We'll see how this all plays out.


Today I have the first of the 3s for you. 13, 14, and 15

13 is going to my friend Aquino (though he's probably forgotten about it by now)

14 is going to Shelley, I hope you like his weapon of choice, heeheehee

15 is unclaimed so far

And here is #13 his name is Astinos

#14 his name is Daxos and he's the pride of Sparta. (and has deadly sock making skillz)

 Tiny ball of yarn is actually embroidery floss and the knitting needles are straight pins

and last but not least #15, named Stelios the sword less (the glue on his sword is not dry yet)

he is the unloved Spartan, he gets no sword, he gets no owner, won't someone find room in their heart for this poor dejected soldier???

My first batch of 3, this is going to be a lot of work unless I can get even faster at this

aaaaand that's all you get this week.
Til Next time!

P.S. You may have noticed I've made another addition to my blog page (other than the fishies) I now have a Donation button, because I am unable to technically sell these little guys (copyright issues) I can however accept donations for them (love the loopholes) So if you have a spare dollar please feel free to encourage me to crochet faster, the sooner I finish this project, the sooner you lot get your Spatans. It's a win win situation!