Well, I intended to take a week off to help my knees as they were really aching. After that week my knees were still a bit sore though I was going ahead with my running but then I came down with a bad cold so I ended taking two weeks off. It did the trick as my knees no longer hurt so yay!
I've done W3R3, W4Runs 1 &2 on the treadmill in my gym as it has shock absorbers and I've been wearing my supports. I will try and get back outside in the new year because the treadmill is super boring, but I guess it's good to have a steady pace right now.
I said I didn't care if it took me 12 weeks to finish and it looks like that may be the case but as long as I stick with it (and my knees stick with me) I'll get there.