I got really close. I knitted away diligently all month, working my fingers into red, sore little nubs.
I started with the sleeves to ensure I got the boring part over first.
The back and front each took about a week.
By Thanksgiving, I was blocking the pieces and knew I’d be ready to start sewing the sweater together by Saturday night.
But then, on Thanksgiving night, my cat Atlas decided to snack on my foam blocking boards.
He thinks they’re tasty treats. I guess it’s the texture he likes.
So, what with one thing and another, I spent most of Saturday, not sewing together a sweater, but hanging out with Atlas at the emergency vet. He wound up having to have a piece of foam the size of my pinky finger surgically removed from his small intestine.
Incidentally, there were a lot of dogs at the emergency vet Thanksgiving weekend. I bet “Rover ate the wishbone” is a common thing this time of year.
So anyway, we brought him home Monday morning. The whole experience sapped my knitting mojo. I had no desire or attention span to knit. Instead I spent a lot of time spinning.
Sadly, this is definitely a NaKnitSweMo fail. I knitted more than 80,000 stitches of sweater pieces. But right now I just don’t have the heart to put them together.
Maybe next week.