Over on Ravelry, I noticed a group. NaKniSweMo, knit a sweater of 50,000 stitches in the month of November. What a lovely idea, I thought. And clicked the button, Join this Group. And it was done.
All but the decisions. At first I thought it would be nice to knit myself a sweater from the Natural Reds Series wool. I spun a yarn sample that I loved. I started a swatch that I loved. But it was soon apparent that these colors would do nothing but wash me out, in a big way.
So, no Natural Red sweater for me. The herringbone linen is a keeper, though. I am tucking that stitch a way in the "to use" part of my brain.
So should I use yarn I already have? Nope, same problem. Wash me out. Overdye it? No, the yarn is too nice, I might ruin it.
Well, use my dark lambswool then, and spin it. What pattern, what pattern?
Should I even try this crazy thing? Should I just click the "Leave this group" button?
Decisions, decisions. Wavering, straightening. Growing a backbone.
So here I am, on November 1st. I have reached a decision. I have an almost pattern and an almost yarn, and I belong to a group of people who are knitting a sweater in a month. I am just crazy enough to try this thing. Gentle reader, do you have a word of cheer for me?