Wednesday, November 8, 2006

National Sweater Knitting Month or Norovember

Remember SAT analogies? Y'know,

      sweater : novel :: knitting : writing.

Clever ShannonNaKniSweMo button (author of Spin to Knit, among other works) has proclaimed November to be NaKniSweMo, analogous to NaNoWriMo. I've never attempted to write a novel in a month, but knit a sweater in a month? I'm there!

(Close readers will notice there was some community editing of nomenclature. I like to think the current acronym for National Sweater Knitting Month is a witty example of cabling or, if you please, tmesis and chiasmus.)

I was pondering knitting up an old Takhi pattern in Malabrigo Aquarella, but someone – Homeland Security? – would seem to be holding up the shipment. So that's pending sine die.

Happily, there's plenty of

      fish : sea :: yarn : stash.

Norovember button I have a bag of Noro Blossom that's been sitting around, enough (I think) for a quick sweater. As clever Kathy has decided this month is Norovember, this one will be a twofer.

There will be progress pix shortly. In the meantime, here's the gauge swatch.

Gauge swatch for NaKniSweMo, Norovember, and Zimmermania sweater

Amazing to relate, the swatch has almost no curl. And, oh, those Noro stripes!

      rhyming : poem :: striping : Noro.


wenders said...

A twofer! Awesome! I'm just hoping to finish a scarf in November, much less a sweater. :)

--Deb said...

I'm not a big fan of Noro yarn--too scratchy--but I DO love the colors!! And, way to multi-task!

Katie J. said...

Noro Blossom is pretty sweet...I made a one skein wonder from it, and loved the way the colors came out.

Good luck with your sweater making!