Today I have some stats on the Franket. The Big Blue Block is 200+ stitches per row (not counting the exact number is my secret technique for staying sane - might not be working as well as I hoped). It takes me 7 minutes to knit a row. It takes two rows to make a "ridge" (you can see these in the picture - the purl ridges). The Big Blue Block is supposed to have 66 ridges. I've got a long way to go!
Keep on knitting...