NaBloPoMo Day 1: Maybe?

I’m debating whether or not I should participate in NaBloPoMo this year. (That’s National Blog Posting Month.) I probably need to participate in NaNoSweMo since I have a sweater to knit for one of my nieces. (That’s National Sweater Knitting Month. No, I don’t know why it’s not NaSweKniMo.) I enjoyed last years NaBloPoMo because of the post that I wrote that probably would have gone unwritten otherwise. In particular: Day 21: Why Do I Knit?.

I think I’m going to try. I’m calling this post Day 1 and tentatively committing to posting every day in November.

Now, since this is a knitting blog, I should probably talk about knitting. I’ve become a bit of a monogamous knitter. I might have more than one project going at a time but I tend to only work at one at a time. Things get finished faster that way. Right now the project that has been getting my attention is my Slinky Ribs knit out of Rowan Purelife Revive. I modified the bottom because it is supposed to be knit straight down from the ribbed bust in stockinette and I feel like sweaters work better with a little shaping so I was doing increases after the waist. I increased too quickly, though, and had to rip back a bit (after consulting with the BobaKnitters on Thursday). I put the stitches back on smaller needles because it is easier to pick up stitches that way.

You see where this is going, right?

I forgot that they were on the wrong needles and just started knitting. I made it about 8 rows before realizing.

Oops.

Anyway, it’s all better now and I’ve knit past where I started to rip out. The next challenge to overcome will be the sleeves since I think I will only have three balls of yarn for both sleeves. It might end up being a 3/4-length-sleeved garment, or short-sleeved. We’ll see!