first square

I have a hard time estimating how much yarn I will need to make a project when I am just fiddling around and not following a pattern that clearly tells me. The first time I made a scarf, I bought one skein, and was rally surprised at how quickly I went through it. When I made my first afghan, one skein got me through about 5 rows, and I had to run out and buy a lot more yarn than I had originally planned.

I’ve decided the see how large of a square a full skein of this yarn will make.  I’ve just finished 8 rounds, and while there is still quite a bit left, each round uses more than the last.  I have a feeling this project will also require a lot more yarn than I imagine.