Let’s check in on my word/stitch counts:

NaNoWriMo: 53,496 words. I validated it this morning! I’m not done, but I don’t have to push as hard, as I have reached the goal. I think this is the earliest I have ever validated, so I’m very proud of myself. If you are participating in NaNo this year, and you haven’t finished- don’t give up! You can do it!!! (shakes pom poms)

NaKNITmo: 24,099 stitches. My goal is 25,740 stitches, so I’m at 93%. I would say something stupid about barring any unforeseen blah blah blah, but I’m superstitious. I’m not about to say something crazy like that, when I’m so close to this goal.

The off thing about doing both this month, is that I almost feel like I gained time. Instead of having to divide my time between knitting and writing- it feels like I have ample time to do both. I’ve probably knit MORE this month, than I normally do.

I’ve completed twenty-two projects so far this year. That means I AVERAGE two projects a month. I have completed six projects so far this month, with one more that should be finished in a day or two.


1. Hubby Socks

I didn’t work on these this week. I think I will finish up my inch to the heel (and the heel) after I finish #2.

2. Aunt Mel’s Scarf
I decided to create a pair of matching purple scarves for my aunt and her two-year-old granddaughter (who she keeps a lot). I have finished the toddler scarf, and I have eight rows to go on the adult one.

3. Dad’s Blanket
I didn’t work on this one either, this week.

I do technically have a fourth WIP, based on Chevee, but I have a fear. The person I intended to make it for is a lung transplant recipient. And the yarn I was using is the KnitCrate yarn (from o-wool.com), and it is 50% wool and 50% cotton. Now I haven’t seen anything saying that LTRs can’t wear wool, but there ARE restrictions on pet hair and things like that. And the last thing I want to do is make his life any more complicated than it already is; so I’m going to frog it, and make it again in acrylic. I may be overreacting, but it is better to be safe than sorry.
And yes, I know I’m behind on my Finished Object spotlights. I will get to all the lovely finished goodies soon.