NaKniSweMo! 3 more days to get your yarn balled…
If you’ve missed this over the past several years we’ve been doing it (since I began it as an antidote to NaNoWriMo, at which I perennially failed), November first marks the beginning of NaKniSweMo — National Knit a Sweater Month!
Here’s the Ravelry group.
Use the Twitter hashtag #nakniswemo for related tweets.
1. You can pick your yarn and your pattern — you can wind your yarn into cakes, you can even swatch — but you can’t cast on until November first.
2. NaNoWriMo attempts to do a 50,000-word novel in a month. We do 50,000+ stitches. Most sweaters easily qualify.
3. What awaits you: fame, glory, prizes. Oh yes. Prizes. I’ll pony up some books and yarn and other goodies. If you want to encourage your fellow knitters by throwing a prize into the pot, post below in comments and we’ll put it up for grabs.
4. Sweater has to be finished by the end of the month.
That’s all. Game on, friends — let’s do this. Me, I’m doing a new, sorta-Rivulet-y jacket-y sweater in Cascade Eco Wool.
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My yarn is going to arrive late! Nooooo! So I’ll be 3 days behind… luckily I have a flight to/from Toronto this weekend, so as long as the TSA doesn’t confiscate my needles, I should have some good knitting time on my hands.
And I’ll sweeten the prize pot — I’ll throw in a copy of my book, “Picture Perfect Knits,” and free copies of my patterns Perpendicular and Refine School.
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I really love to knit and write. I am currently working on NaMo so I don’t have time to knit and write 🙁