Aloha. Boy did this Veteran’s Day weekend go by fast. Our ohana have been homebodies all three days and have been eatin’ well at dinner. Each day I’ve been gettin’ in some crafting (❁´▽`❁)*✲ﾟ* which you know is like rainbows and unicorns for me.
So, you know it’s almost mid-November already and for us knitters, it’s NAKNISWEMO – National Knit a Sweater in a Month. This event was inspired by NANOWRIMO (National Novel Writing Month) where writers write a 50,000 word novel in November. There is a Ravelry group for NAKNISWEMO which I’ve been a member of since 2015 I think. I totally failed at trying to knit Tin Can Knits’s Harvest cardigan that year. This year when November was approaching, I thought about participating again using the same yarn and pattern.
However, I didn’t know if I was going to be motivated doing so. Therefore I decided to use the same yarn but try a different pattern.
This yarn is Miss Bab’s Yowza in the Completely Lovely colorway. My mum had bought it for me at a STITCHES West. Back then I was going to knit it for a circular vest pattern but had become iffy about that pattern which had then led me to Harvest in 2015.
The pattern I’m currently working on is Stefanie Japel’s Shapely Boyfriend. I still wanted a cardigan. The only garment I’ve made myself is the Polly Pullover. I’ve finished the raglan increases and need to wind up the second skein so I can alternate skeins.
Here’s a close up of the yarn and my autumn/fall/November progress keeper:
I’ve been keeping a spreadsheet of my progress so far. Right now I have knitted 5,512 stitches. I doubt I’ll hit the required 50K stitches by the end of my cardigan but that’s okay. I’m knitting for the fun of it because I highly doubt I’ll finish this cardigan by the end of November.
So, what are you up today? What are you crafting? Mahalo for hangin’ ten with me this Sunday. Aloha! I’m off to sew for my swap partner.