Skrilla Knits

Knitting has long been considered antiquated, something for grandmas and whipped little housewives. That just isn't true. Knitting is one of those minute to learn, lifetime to master deals, and I'm in it for the long haul.



So you've heard of NaNoWriMo and it's knit twin NaNoSweMo. Meet NoSoNaFiSweMo.

It's my very own Not-So-National Finish a Sweater Month...contest!

You see, the cold has finally arrived. My closet is pretty slim in the sweater department. The ones I wear the most are Salvation Army rescues. I've stupidly felted a few sweaters recently. My go-to black cardigan is full of holes.

L.L. Bean is offering free shipping at the moment so I went over to score some wool cardigans. I was happily creating a cart (tempting items: a red plaid coat a la Little Pete from "Pete and Pete," a union suit and red plaid duct tape). Then it hit me--I have one kojillion unfinished sweaters all over the apartment. Well, I'm rounding up, but let's take a head count of all the sweaters I have just...stopped mentioning (lots of Ravelry links, sorry):

1. Tilted Duster

2. Blood Orange Cardigan

3. Enid Cardigan

4. Hudson Hoodie

5. Treeline Cardigan

6. Thermal

7. Forecast

8. Spray/T-Storms

SO--I've decided to finish these. In November. Pretty sure I can't do all of them, but I'm going to see how many I can pull off. Here is the contest: guess how many sweaters (and which ones) I'll finish by December 1st! There will be a blog runway show to show off the finished objects.

The info about these sweaters is on the blog, on Ravelry and on some knit-along pages. Some of it isn't up to date and starting now, I will not edit or update ANYTHING related to these sweaters until December 1st. No new info!! This month is a busy one for me but there is Thanksgiving break and residual energy from all the caffeine I'll be chugging to get through the schoolwork. You can ask me ONE question in the comments before making your guess.

Winners will receive a custom prize package, most likely a combination of some stash items, books or Lexie Barnes bags I'd like to pass along and new items purchased especially for the winner. If no one guesses exactly correctly, I will choose randomly from whoever guessed the correct NUMBER of sweaters. Unclear? Please ask away.

The gauntlet has been thrown down!


P.S. My statcounter tells me that I had a random jump in readership on Monday...but I can't figure out why. The Visitor Paths are only reported for the most recent 100 visitors. Does anyone know who linked to me?

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Blogger Macoco said...

ooooh good luck! That is a great goal. Having that many unfinished sweaters around would drive me crazy. Having just one unfinished one is making me batty. My guess is that you finish all of them except Thermal. ;)

11:10 AM  
Blogger Catherine said...

Ok, I'm gonna say you will finish 3. In particular the Tilted Duster, Hudson Hoodie, and T-storms. But I'll be impressed if you finish all of them like Macoco commented!

12:02 PM  
Blogger Catherine said...

Oh, I noticed that on your blog it is called "Spray" as opposed to "T-storms." I'm sure you would have figured it out!

12:05 PM  
Blogger Melissa said...

I say 5.5: Tilted, Blood-orange, Enid, Hudson, and forecast finished with the t-storm almost complete. Like missing an arm complete. Good luck and Godspeed.

12:14 PM  
Blogger Denise said...

I think you'll finish 3 :
1. Tilted Duster
2. Enid Cardigan
3. Hudson Hoodie

1:11 PM  
Blogger Gudrun Johnston said...

I reckon...1,2,3,4 and 8....
You've inspired me to make a deadline for some unfinished designs!! I'm thinking I can only pull off two this month though!

1:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I say 4:

Tilted, Enid, Hudson, and Spray.

1:19 PM  
Blogger Amy said...

I'll say Tilted, Hudson, Forecast, and maybe Spray. Of course that's my selfish nature coming out because I can't wait to see your FOs. My duster is coming along, my Forecast is done, but that Hudson looks interesting. I have too much in my queue as it is!

2:32 PM  
Blogger Smuddpie said...

Amy, I concur! Tilted, Hudson, Forecast. Probably not Spray. So I guess my official guess is 3.

2:46 PM  
Blogger Miss Mildred said...

This post made made me delurk!!
I think you will finish the forecast, the tilted duster, Treeline cardigan and the Hudson Hoodie thing. That makes 4 sweaters. I can't wait to see whatever you finish.
You've also inspired me to finish a few sweaters this month, I have 2 I need to finish.
Good Luck!

2:48 PM  
Blogger Miss Bea said...

I'm going to say 4. Forecast, Blood Orange, Tilted Duster, and Hudson. It's what I would do, anyway. =)


4:21 PM  
Blogger Huan-Hua said...

I think it will be 5: Blood Orange, Enid, Tilted Duster, Hudson hoodie, and T-Storms.

4:23 PM  
Blogger quietly going mad... said...

I don't know if this counts as linking, but I put you on my side bar of favorite knitting blogs to read. Would that do it. I hope that doesn't upset you, I just like to have all the links in one spot so I can go down the line while I am bored at work :)
My guesses to finished sweaters are the tilted Duster, Hudson Hoodie, T- Storms and two others howabout Forecast and Enid Cardigan.

7:16 PM  
Blogger evergreenknits said...

I'm gonna go with 5: the ones that look like they're the furthest along (Forecast, Spray, Enid, and Hudson Hoodie) and the one that I think is most November-appropriate (Treeline). Mmmm, November. I miss New England.

p.s. I posted about this contest on WiKnit, my knitting contest blog.

7:45 PM  
Blogger Breien in Lansingerland said...

I think you will finish 4, 7 and 8 :-)

8:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Everyone's thinking along the same lines so far! I think Tilted, Blood Orange, Hudson, and Forecast. I almost linked to you yesterday (but didn't in the end, but my blog wouldn't cause such a jump in readers!!), I got a little reminiscent about my early blog reading and the inspiration I got from it (a la Eunny Jang, mainly because I just cast on her Endpaper Mitts), but ultimately your blog (I think over at Livejournal at the time) is really what kept me knitting! I hope that sounds more compliment-y than weird....!!

8:17 PM  
Blogger Alexis said...

I'll say 5: Hudson, Spray, Treeline, Tilted Duster, and Enid. (And I'm usually wrong, but I'm giving it a guess!)

9:18 PM  
Blogger monica said...

well, I'm gonna jump on the bandwagon and say Tilted Duster, Enid Cardigan and Hudson Hoodie, but I'm also thinking you'll surprise everyone by finishing Thermal.

10:18 PM  
Blogger squiggi said...

You seem pretty motivated to me, I think you'll finish them ALL.
Just a little power of positive thought!
Good luck and happpy knitting,

5:08 AM  
Blogger Manda said...

I hope you finish them all so you can say that you finished 8 sweaters all at once! lol

The ones that look like they'll be the closest are probably Enid, Hudson, Spray/T-storms, Treeline and Tilted Duster... so I guess 5. :)


6:42 AM  
Blogger Sarah said...

I think 5.

Enid, Hudson, Forecast (I like the color), Spray and Tilted Duster. But I hope you figure out at way to fix the blood orange cardigan.

6:48 AM  
Blogger Robin said...

I got to you via if that helps at all.
I love your projects, and it's good to meet another "Multi-tasker"!
My guesses are: 1,2,3,4,7,8

7:45 AM  
Blogger Abril said...

Ok, Im going to say you'll finish 6
1,2,3,4,7 and 8
Good Luck!

8:14 AM  
Blogger Marlyn said...

I'm going to go with the Tilted, blood orange, Enid, Spray and Thermal. I believe that's 5. :-)

8:41 AM  
Blogger ambika said...

I say you'll finish #5, #7 and #8. I say #5 because that color is gorgeous and #8 because it looks *so* close.

10:02 AM  
Blogger Heddy said...

oh, wow ... good idea for a contest! 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, & 8 ... (I really hope you finish #7 too -- it is beautiful ... but looks like a lot of work still left to do!)
I have high hopes for you! Man, you have a lot of really gorgeous sweaters really close to doneness!

3:49 AM  
Blogger Turtle said...

1, 2, 3, 4, 7, & 8

I have faith in you! Love the looks of them so far, and what a great variety! I did a WIP challenge for october and if felt great to finish those projects! Good luck!!

6:40 AM  
Blogger Elin said...

Can I play?
I guess 4: enid, duster, treeline and spray.

I'm making December my official finising UFOs month (I'm doing NaKniSweMo, with my own twist), but I don't have anywhere near as many sweaters as you!

3:27 PM  
Blogger BJT said...

I hope you still got the union suit!

5:44 AM  
Blogger crazzybunny said...

Hudson, Spray/T-Storms, Forecast, Tilted Duster

9:36 AM  
Blogger Amy said...

i found you through the thermal kal...I love all your sweaters. The ones I think you will finish are tilted duster, enid, hudson hoodie, spray and the blood orange cardi, I know you will find a way to fix it! Positive thinking!
I think you should get the red plaid coat because Pete and Pete Rock!
Happy Knitting

9:38 AM  
Blogger nUbiA... said...

i dont speak English. but I like so much your blog, I Knitt too.
Hola, disculpa mi malo ingles, no se mucho, e visto todo tu blog y realmente me ah gustado mucho, yo tambien tejo. Estare visitandote...
saludos desde México

2:05 PM  
Blogger sjmercure said...

1,2,3,5,8 - I'm guessing five will get finished. Good luck to you!


4:42 PM  
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3:27 PM  
Blogger brownbear said...

Hi Cirilia,

I think You'll finish the tilted duster first. Then I predict that you will be riding the high from that one and will cruise through the rest of the Hudson Hoodie which will motivate you to fix the problems with the blood orange cardi.
Then you will feel so exhilarated from that victory that you will pull out and finish forecast and immediately wear it to show off those cool buttons.
I really hope you also finish the Enid. You look so happy in the pic of it so far. So my guess is. . . 5.

3:40 PM  
Blogger Stella said...

I'm going to guess four. And if it were me, those four would be 1, 2, 3, and 7.

Good luck!!

10:19 AM  
Blogger Kristen said...

I'm going to say you'll finish 5: the Blood Orange Cardigan, Hudson Hoodie, Treeline Cardigan, Forecast, and Spray.

Even though I'm not betting on Enid, I hope you finish her, because I'm eager to see the end result. Good luck!

10:58 AM  
Blogger Beth said...

I'm going with 3:

Tilted Duster,
Hudson Hoodie,

Good luck! You're a better woman than I am!

7:48 PM  
Blogger rainberry said...

I think you will finish 1, 2, 3, 4, and 8.

10:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

if its not too late, i am going with
4. Hudson Hoodie
7. Forecast
2. blood orange (fix it, dude!)
1. tilted duster
8. spray/t-storms

i have high hopes for you, girl.

you want to meet me and melissa of fri for coffee or something? i plan on spending too much $$ at webs, then i'm open to anything.


11:53 AM  
Blogger txknitter said...

I coming in near the end. Probably you can forsee what you'll finish. But my predication is you will finish three. You have to study after all. These are in no particular order:

1. Blood Red Cardigan
2. Tilted Duster
3. Hudson Hoodie

Good luck. Can't wait to see the finished objects.

9:22 PM  
Blogger Dharma said...

Tilted Duster
Blood Red Cardigan
Hudson Hoodie

Maybe also Thunderstorm if you get real motivated.

1:38 PM  
Blogger KNITSABELLA said...

Hmmm... I'm going to throw in my hat and say that, come Dec 1st, you will have 5 completed sweaters, in no particular order:

* Hudson Hoodie
* Forecast
* Spray
* Titled Duster
* Tree Line Cardigan

And as for the readership spike... it might have something to do with your contest being advertised on WiKnit (

2:44 PM  

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