Well, Socktober has come and gone, and for me, it was a bust. I have four different socks on the needles and none of them have a mate. I will most likely rip out one of these four socks, finish one and knit it a matching sock, and I'm not sure what will happen to the other two. We'll see. In any case, I've moved on. It's now Norovember and I am all for that. Here is a picture of most of my Noro stash. There are actually ten skeins of Blossom (bottom right corner), but I didn't feel like unpacking all of them for the picture. I got those from eBay last year and I was going to make myself a sweater, but that hasn't happened yet. They may become something else.
Norovember also coincides with NaKniSweMo (National Sweater Knitting Month), which is the knitting version of NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month). You can follow the links to find out more about either project, but basically, the point is to either write a 50,000 word novel in a month (NaNoWriMo) or to knit a 50,000 stitch sweater in a month. This will be a challenge because I usually struggle to finish a baby sweater in a month, but I'm going to go for it anyway. Yesterday I knit two gauge swatches out of Noro Kureyon #188 (upper left corner) and I'm almost ready to cast on for Klaralund. I know that it is unlikely that I will finish it by the end of November, but I'm going to try. If it's finished in time to wear it in Minnesota over the holidays, I'll be pleased.