I was thinking about my new HAED to come while on the train yesterday, as you do, and trying to work out how long it will take me. I like to have a target to work towards as it keeps me motivated through the tricky bits, but I want to work on lots of other things as well.
Here is the HAED I have bought in case you haven't seen it before...
I remembered it was 600+ stitches wide by 400+ stitches wide. So roughly 24,000 stitches, right? Working a block of 10x10 every week, which gives me plenty of time to stitch on other things, it will be finished in about 5 years. All good so far?
Erm, no. 600 x 400 is not 24,000 but 240,000. Add on the actual stitch count and that increases to 282,500 stitches. Stitching a 10x10 square every week, it will take me approximately 55 years to complete.
I'm 42 years old. As they say, you do the math.