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.
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).
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).
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.