Thursday, November 1, 2007

NaKniSweMoNorovember the First

Clever Shannon is organizing NaKniSweMo again and clever Kathy is organizing Norovember again and I signed up for both again. If only to cause the babble of incoherent syllables to kick up a notch.

NaKniSweMo button   Norovember button

The goal is to knit a 50,000-stitch Noro sweater in one month. Last year assorted yarn and pattern woes contributed to an ignominious flop. This year I'm going with yarn already in stash, Noro Kureyon in colorway 149, and a pattern from a proven designer, the ladder cable pullover by Norah Gaughan (in Vogue Knitting Fall 1994).

Ladder cable sweater

Halloween night was mild roundabout Exit 151, yet the number of trick-or-treaters was less than anticipated. Puzzling. And what to do with all the leftover candy? The mail carrier left the type of treat I prefer (behind the banner to avoid spoilers, click to view).

Scout's Indie Swag Club

Back in March, I entered the lottery for Scout's Indie Swag Club and won a three-package spot. I didn't post about it then – there was nothing to show and it seemed there were more disappointed knitbloggers lamenting than happy ones celebrating. Time passed. The first packages went out. More time passed (my bundles are scheduled for year-end) and I sorta forgot about it. There's an element of fond anti-climax – I remember the happy anticipation and sock yarn is always very welcome, but now I'm hankering for a stint of sweater-making.

6 comments:

Bezzie said...

Forgotten surprises are always the best.

Can't wait to see your sweater.

Scoutj said...

Glad you like it! :)

CrazyFiberLady said...

Nice surprise package! Good luck with the two november sweater knitting bits. I know the moment I sign up for something like that I'll lose my mojo entirely ;) I'll live vicariously!

Deborah said...

if i knit this sweater this month, i guess i'll also have to lose 10 pounds so it will look decent...

Kim said...

November is the perfect month for sweater knitting. The chilly weather is just starting and a warm sweater just seems right. I'm knitting some sweater(s) this month but won't sign up. It might mess up my mojo.

Jeanne said...

The sweater is gorgeous - looking forward to watching you make it!