November is known for many things, one of which is National Knit a Sweater in a Month aka NaKniSweMo. The origins of this is based off of NaNoWriMo, which is National Novel Writing Month where people try to write a 50,000 word novel in the month of November. For a knitter, something like a sweater can easily rack up 50,000 stitches.
I’ve had an itch to make several sweaters lately and having the yarn on hand has been torture. I had determined to knit some sweaters this month anyway, so having a National knitting month dedicated to the very thing I want to knit is just icing on the cake. So for November I will be making at least 1 sweater, if not 2. I’ve been wanting to make a Minimalist Cardigan for several years now, and I’ve had the pattern and yarn for just as long. Tonight, I finally cast-on. If all goes well, I’ll have a finished sweater in 2 weeks or less. Then that would leave the other 2 weeks to make a Beatnik pullover.