You might have heard for NaNoWriMo… National Novel Writing Month?Â Started in 1999, the idea was to encourage writers to set themselves a goal to write a 50,000 word novel in a month, in the otherwise grey and uninteresting month of November.
Our own clever Shannon Okey decided that she had enough novels, but needed a new sweater, so NaKniSweMo was born – National Knit a Sweater Month.Â After all, most sweaters have at least 50,000 stitches – and goodness knows, knitting a stitch is easier and faster than choosing the right word…
Shannon’sÂ hosting a KAL on Ravelry, and has created a twitter tag for real-time updates, #NaKniSweMo.
Our own Jillian is in, and as of 6:05am this morning, she had already cast on. She’s knitting Goodale (Rav link).Â Some brave knitters are turning this into an informal NaDesSweMo – National Design a Sweater Month.Â Both Shannon and Annie Modesitt are creating new designs.
And it’s not just a US event – over 500 knitters from all over the world are signed up for the Ravelry group – knitters from Canada, the UK, Finland, the Netherlands and Australia are participating.Â IntKniSweMo?
It’s not too late to join the fun. I bet there’s a sweater-to-be lurking in your stash – cast on tonight and you’ll be well on track.
Stay tuned for updates on Jillian’s progress throughout the month.Â And do check out Shannon’s Ravelry group – she promises prizes!