- I didn’t finish the body of the sweater before Thanksgiving per my theory.
- Communicating to friends that I can’t see them because I need to spend all my free time knitting became complicated and futile.
- Two people on my team at work quit in the past two weeks. This is our busy season.
- I discovered staying up until 2 am at night does not give me more knitting time–I just end up sleeping in more in the morning.
- Technically, I didn’t start the sweater until the second week of November–so I was already a week behind.
- Um…look at it.
I have been trying hard, I have. I mean, I haven’t been blogging or commenting on blogs (sorry about that) or really doing anything with my spare minutes except knitting the Venezia Pullover. That is it. I know I was crazy to think I could do it and I am proving right all those who doubted BUT may I also say, IF I had started on the first of November or IF I didn’t have friends or work or unexpected obligations with my time, I totally would have finished. Really all I need is another weekend. That is it. I am done with the body (see it blocking below) and I am half way through the left sleeve. If I could I would take a day off work this week and get it done in time but due to #3 reason above that is just not going to happen.
I will be honest and admit to being a little bummed. I wanted to finish this month…and I am SO CLOSE. I can taste it. Either way though, I can’t be too sad. I have a sneaking suspicion that either in November or December this is still going to be pretty awesome.
The following 22 comments were originally left at blogspirit:
It’s looking soooooo good! Does it fit? You are kicking butt with that thing, and who cares if it isn’t done by the end of Nov. It will still have been knit in an amazingly short amount of time. (Mine is coming along, I’m almost done with the waist decreases.)
Hey You, Stop beating yourself up. You’ve done really really well so far and family and friends are very important. Keep up the good work. Take care you
Wow it is gorgeous. Whatever, making that sweater in a month is ridiculously fast, even if it’s the second week of November to the second week of December – it will still be a month. I can’t wait to see it finished. 🙂
It is going to be SO worth the wait. It’s a sweater that just shouldn’t, couldn’t be knit in ONE month! Your work is perfect.
It does look fablous, and it will be great once it is finished, regardless!
The sweater is looking great. No matter when it is finished it is going to be a fabulous garment to wear! 🙂
I bow at your sweater greatness. I think you’re insane thinking that you should be finished in a month. I’m sure you could have been done earlier if you did a crappy job, but you’re just not that kind of person. 🙂
The Venezia looks fantastic and if you had finished I would have checked you in to the mental hospital for your insanity! You’re going to finish so soon – good things come to those who wait, right?
OH MY WORD THAT IS GEORGOUS! You have done fantastic work!
It really is lovely and it makes me giggle to think you would blow off work just to finish a sweater in time ~ but I totally think you should get an extra week and still be able to count it as NaKniSweMo.
That is still some very impressive progress! It looks beautiful, I really like the reddish color you substituted in.
If you started a week late, you get an extra week! Technically, you still made the deadline. 🙂
It’s beautiful, and you’ll enjoy wearing it when it’s finished, which will be soon!
I am in awe.
that sweater is just plain gorgeous – no matter when you get it done.! wow.
oh goodness, i don’t think it’s very good to be giving up everything else in your life to finish it off. i mean, one day is as good as any day, it doesn’t * have to be november. i think it looks divine. really, really divine. :0) x
Aww, forget abou tthe deadline. I think you’ve done a great job on the sweater. It is absolutely beautiful and to think you got this far in a month is amazing, or even less than a month. Now that you’re this far, you’ll be motivated to finish it and wear it.
Beautiful! November, Shnovember… it is amazing!
I’m impressed that you’ve come as far as you have! Colorwork always seems to take me twice as long and look at all you’ve done in about 3 weeks! Go you!
Take a look at this, girl! You have already accomplished so much! I am sincerely impressed. It is beautiful and amazing. Don’t stress out too much – it will be there. Don’t forget to enjoy the process of making it 😉
Best wishes~ hope things calm down at work!
don’t be bummed! you’ve done an exceptional job to even finish that much in november.
it is so gorgous – the wait will be well worth it!
your progress is amazing! Like you said, wiether you finish in November or December you are going to have one AMAZING sweater!