Thursday, November 01, 2007

NaNoSweWho?

Many in the knitting/blogging world have today commenced with NaKniSweMo, or National Knit a Sweater Month. The idea, inspired by NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month), is to knit a sweater consisting of roughly 50,000 stitches in the month of November. The number 50K is based on the 50K word novel the NaNoWriMos are doing...

Am I going to do it? Depends which "it" you are thinking... I am not signing up for NaKniSweMo. I have signed up for NaNoWriMo, though. 50,000 words. 30 days. If your math is fast, you already know that's 1666.666666666666666 words/day. It doesn't have to be good; it doesn't have to be published; it just has to be done.

Today I have written 1824 words. Starting out ahead of the game. Nice.

Do I have a sweater to work on in November? Of course I do. Will I try to finish it ALSO? You betcha. The pressure of NaKniSweMo might distract me from writing though, so I have not signed up officially. The writing is the more difficult to motivate, so that is the current plan.

Yeah baby!

2 comments:

Gregorio said...

You can do it, Nat! I have faith in ya! Whooo!

Rebecca said...

50,000 stitches? okay, so maybe that isn't as much as it sounds. is it? who wants to count all those stitches? who has a counter that goes up that far?