Why I want to knit a sweater in November

Every year people try to write a complete novel in November, of the 430 thousand people who entered last year 40 thousand managed to write a 50,000 word novel.   Knitters have a slightly version of it called NaKniSweMo, knit a 50,000 stitch or more sweater in one month.

Now I had no plans to do this at all because a) I have to write a 20,000 word thesis b) I have to do the research involved to write said thesis.  In other words I am already struggling under the weight of my previous commitments.  However, I am also wasting time in many little ways.  I know this because I am a self confessed data nerd. I track my time and habits and I know that there are lots of minutes lost to facebook, instagram, sudoko (yes this is a big problem for me) and lots of stuff I can do without.  It has also been my experience that the better structured my time and days are the more productive I am.  So instead of taking things off my plate, I just spooned myself a huge serving of knitting.

I did the math, without any lengthening to the sleeves or body of the sweater, it needs 70 thousand stitches.  I am also starting a week late.  Again, crazy person here.

Anyway. I am knitting Pavement by Veera Valimaki in Cascade Heritage Silk in black. 

This is happening. #knitting #nakniswemo

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If you are interested in joining check out the Ravelry Group.  There is still enough time if you think like me, if not then maybe next year? Next year I hope to be writing a novel.  I would have done that too, but I am already writing something else anyway that is just as exciting 🙂

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