THIRD Annual NaKniSweMo is coming up

by Shannon on September 7, 2008

And, as per usual, I’m going to point you to last year’s post for more, including trackbacks and what people had to say about last year, as well as the NaKniSweMo category here.

How it works with NaNoWriMo: write a 50,000-word novel in a month. As they said on previous versions of that page: “This is not as scary as it sounds.”

How it works with NaKniSweMo: knit a 50,000-stitch sweater in a month. If you divide your chosen sweater pattern’s rows or rounds by 30, you’ll have an idea of how many rows you need to knit each day to make it. Yes, the stitch count thing is crazy, but I think I can say with confidence that most sweaters out there are at least that, or more.

NaKniSweMo also has a Ravelry group! (Here’s the thread for this year). But no worries if you’re still on the Rav waitlist — post a comment here and say you’re taking part. If you’re super-proud of your FO, send me a photo and I’ll post it in December!

This year, time and sanity permitting, I’m going to put together an “official” NaKniSweMo pattern (if you find yourself in the — frankly, unimaginable — position of not having anything to knit) to raise funds for our local animal shelter. Anything in particular you’d like to see? Or should it be quick-and-dirty/can-knit-in-your-sleep easy?

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carrie September 7, 2008 at 9:31 pm

i’m sooooo doing that this year! my roommate always does nano, so now we can get on each others’ case about finishing our projects…

Petunia September 10, 2008 at 2:36 pm

Knit in my sleep, please. I got this great idea that this would be my “Learn/Improve Techniques” winter. Focusing on colorwork, evenness of stranding. I’ve done it before, and was “adequate” at it but no more. THIS is the Year I’m gonna change that.

But I’ll also need something I can do in my sleep to keep me sane!!!

marshall October 15, 2008 at 4:31 pm

I am so excited!! I’ve actually tried NaNoWriMo before, but failed badly. I can totally do this, though! Yay!

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