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.
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 🙂