Notice the 'crown point' shape that I blocked this. I like that better than straight points. For this I chose 21 repeats because I estimated that that would be just enough to use up the 210 meters of yarn in my skein. My estimate was off. I needed a bit extra. Based on my current calculations 210 meters can accomodate 20 repeats in this pattern and a each repeat needs 13 yards or 11.66 meters. I am really bad at estimating yardage. Maybe my gauge got loose or something.
Below is a test knit of Nine Mile Run 'Pool.' I kinda like this variation better than the original Nine Mile Run, but that's me being picky. I guess that there's pluses for both. Anyway, varigated yarn isn't best for this. I might overdye it so that the lace shows better but I did get a sense od what this pattern is like. I always like alpaca better though. I intend to knit up the Turtle Creel Pool variation shortly.
ETA: My current guess, with more input, is 10 meters a repeat. This is actually my 1st guess. In this case I added up the stitches of the repeats and the stitches of the edges and it works out. At least until I find some glaring error on my part.
ETA: I had a couple numbers wrong. It's kinds tricky reconciling the edges to the repeats. Anyway, my current number is 11 meters a repeat or 12 yards.
Also, as of yesterday, the 12th of September Monongahela was downloaded 1500 times! This is amazing. It's also amazing to me that only 2 projects that I know of have been started since Monongahela's release. C'mon folks! That's 0.1333333333 percent of the downloads! I was think maybe 1 in 5 downloads would turn into projects.
But now I consider my own track record. I will pause and look at my project to queued ratio on ravelry. Hmm, I only queued 4 projects and I think I will eventually do at least 1 of them. I too have downloaded a free project without intending to make it right away. OK, a more realistic expectation is perhaps 1 in 20? I can't really say until a year, or at least a few months pass. It has been 2 months already. I do like to pretend that if this pattern had cost 1 dollar that it might have sold like it did free and then I'd have $1500 in my bank but I know that that's not realistic at all.