Sunday, November 01, 2009

NaKniMo 2009!

Can it truly be November already??

Yes it seems to be, and that means all the NaMos are out!

  • NaNoWriMo - National Novel Writing Month (30,000 word novel in November)
  • NaKniSweMo - National Knitting of Sweater Month (30,000 stitch sweater (American, hence 'sweater' not 'jumper') in November)
and the NaMo I'm a part of...
  • NaKniMo - National Knitting Month! (30,000 stitches knit in November)

I like the freedom NaKniMo gives me, which something like NaKniSweMo can't offer - I'd have to knit ONLY the jumper and that won't work with me, since I've several gift knits and things to work on, plus my own personal knits.

This is the second year I've signed up for NaKniMo and I am PUMPED!! Very excited to crank out the stitches and achieve the goal of 30,000, an average of 1000 per day.

I'm not off to a great start since I've had to rip back my cast on and first rows of the I Heart PomPoms hat I've just started, and also the beginnings of the Girasole blanket! DRAT!

girasole beginnings

I had finished chart A of Girasole and had pressed on for the next 6 rounds to then realise I had HALF the stitches I should have! Gah!

Nevermind.. I'll sort out these fiddly beginnings and then I'll be on my way. I find the start of projects, particular circular ones, the most time consuming. Once the knit is on the go it's much easier to zoom along and tally up those stitches!

If you'd like to join us in our NaKniMo adventures, head on over to the group on Ravelry HERE. You'll find guidelines, tally posts and so on plus MUCH enthusiasm, encouragement and good times :D We'd love to have you join us, and you can still jump in now! Of course if you're not a Raveler you can always tally your own stitches in a wee notebook or some other method. It really is a great way to bust out a project or two you've been having trouble committing to or getting done.

Not a knitter?

What over 30,000 tally will motivate you to meet a goal and achieve something big and satisfying?

Cross-stichers - A 30,000 stitch cross-stitch design?
Golfers - 30,000 golf swings?
Gamers - 30,000 point score, or 30,000 slain zombies?


bon008 said...

Hmm.. 30 000 seconds spent planning for the new house?? That's probably not enough time, but 30 000 minutes is too much time.

30 000 dog pats! :D

2paw said...

Bon008l, 30,000 dog pats sounds like something I can achieve!!!! 10,00 pats each per month, that's about 333 pats a day each and let's say I am awake for 12 hours.... only 27 pats an hour, I already do that!!
Good luck with your 30,000 stitches: a tricky start is probably like a bad dress rehearsal- which means it will all go swimmingly!!!

bon008 said...

Hey 2paw,

I can't believe I've never come across your blog before! Dogs, crafting, and sci fi - some of my favourite things! Now that I've found it I'm looking forward to following it :) That knitted dalek is so cool :D

Ann said...

I should not have a problem knitting 1000 sts a day with all the projects that I am working on. Happy knitting.