Knitalongs and Scheming
Sunday, November 13, 2011: Running in Shorts

NaKniSweMo Gotta get started!

Tonight I start my NaKniSweMo sweater.  The goal: Knit a sweater in a month ~50,000 stitches.  (Stop laughing at me).

Crazy?

Yes.

Why?

Why not.

What sweater?

Well, that is the question.  I was going to do Amused using my lovely Briar Rose Abundance yarn from a few Rhinebecks ago.  I started it last month, have knit about 20 rows and it would be a great sweater to work on this month.  But, I'm not feeling the love. Both the yarn and pattern are lovely, but not together.  So that's out for now.

What I really want is a sweater I can wear to work.  And that's a fingering weight cardigan.  I also have some light fingering weight Colourmart cashmere in my stash and really, it should be a sweater.  So I'm thinking Walnus (Ravelry link).  Nice shaping, simple and work appropriate.

And since it's an 800 metre sweater, that seems rather doable.  (Stop laughing at me).

I'm also tempted by the Carnaby skirt (I love skirts).  

(Photo from Knitty)

I have some brown tweed in the stash that would make a substantial skirt.  I don't think it will fulfill the 50k stitch goal, but I'm sure I can fill in with some other knitting.

Tonight I swatch for the cardi.  If it works, that'll be the sweater.   Hopefully I decide on something since the clock is ticking!  

Maybe I'll do both. (Stop laughing at me).

 

Comments

Yeah I'm totally going to finish 2 sweaters this month. From scratch. Seriously. Stop laughing.

Not laughing - staring at you with awe and respect!

I was just going to suggest that you do both, then you'll have a full-on brand new outfit by month's end - and who'll be laughing then??

Sounds like some really fun projects. You have to let us know how you did at the end of the month. Good luck!

I've been eyeing up that skirt pattern, too!

I am very behind on my knit my husband a sweater a year plan so maybe I should use November to knit a sweater for him. Realistic? Have fun with your project, whatever it is!

That skirt is gorgeous. Go for it! :)

I wouldn't laugh at you at all. If I can finish Oranje in a single month, then you can do any of the projects you've contemplated in that time. I'd say easy peasy, but that is almost like cursing it.

I'm way behind on blogs but I just started Carnaby the other night too!

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