I was *this* close to having a sweater completed in a month. Started on December 6th, finished January 6th, but I don't think it's going to happen.
It's a bit of a silly goal, since knitting isn't about producing things in record time, but I hit a nice patch of knitting monogamy and was whipping through Anhinga so quickly I wanted to get. it. done. Of course, I did meander into spinning over my holiday and did other stuff like skating on the lake at the cottage, so it wasn't like I was completely focussed on this sweater.
Sunday I started feeling like I was coming down with something but I worked through the tummy troubles and whipped off the last sleeve. Yesterday, undaunted by more troubles and lack of sleep from the troubles of the night before, I started on the seaming and picked up the neckline. Twice (for both things).
Here's the rub about knitting deadlines; you start cutting corners to get. it. done. Today when I'm home from work (or very soon if I don't start feeling better) I'm going to take a critical eye to this sweater and do it right. That might mean a bit of re-seaming--some of the seams are meant to be seen so they're a bit tricky, or picking up the neck for a 3rd time, but in the end I'll have a sweater that's nice looking and not just something I threw together.