These Clogs Are Made For Writing

1. I made some slippers! Felted Clogs to be precise.

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I love this pattern and I’ve already committed myself to making two more pairs. One pair for the Mister and I think my sis might like a pair too.

2. I’ve been working on NaNoWriMo, but was unable to write yesterday because of some random family drama and didn’t write again today because of my arm is feeling all hurty again. I need to have a totally doable 6,200 word weekend to catch up, but am seriously considering just dropping out again this year. If my arm is going to be hurty, I think I’d kind of prefer to have some slippers at the end of it, if you know what I mean.

If you had to choose between NaNoWriMo and knitting, which would it be?

Throwing in the towel…

…on NaNoWriMo 2010. My tendonitis flared up again, and by the time it’ll feel better I’ll have to give myself tendonitis just to catch up again. And frankly I’m just not enough in love with my story this year for it to be worth killing my arm. I’d rather be knitting. Anyway, good luck to all the WriMos still plugging along! You can do it!

NaNoWriMo One Day In

Yesterday was the first of November and you know what that means! NaNoWriMo has begun!! I’ve been diligently plugging away, starting at midnight on Halloween night. I wrote about 700 words before I went to bed, staying up way past my bed time in the process. When I woke up yesterday, I wasn’t really excited about my story idea and as I tried to muster up some motivation to work on it, I realized that I am sorely out of writing practice. My writing muscles are considerably flabby. *wobble wobble* Last year (or was it the year before?) I had at least done some prepwork for NaNoWriMo. Not to mention I had been a more consistent blogger. I managed to hit my qutoa for the day anyway. Yay! I know I’ll get back into the swing of things, but that isn’t to say I didn’t consider throwing in the towel already. But I’ll keep at it anyway. Because it’s worth it. Anyone else out there doing NaNo? Feel free to add me as a buddy!

Why yes, I AM still alive.

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I just stopped by to brush a few cobwebs away. Here’s a quick update:

1. I finished the Knucks, although not in time for Rhinebeck. Which was totally okay because it was way too hot for fingerless gloves at Rhinebeck anyway.

I love this colorway.

2. I know some of you (like me) are into this sort of thing (you perverts!), so here is a picture of the inside:

I seriously considered weaving the ends into the knit side so I could wear them with the purl side out.

3. After I finished the Knucks, I cast on for a pair of Felted Clogs. I’ve finished one clog, but seem to have second slipper syndrome and have been spending a lot of time fantasizing about working on something different.

4. Did I mention I went to Rhinebeck? I didn’t buy much, just this:

and a little bit of spinning fiber. Any wonder I am feeling a little bit of second slipper syndrome?

5. NaNoWriMo is looming (heh heh heh). I have no idea what I’m going to write about. No characters, no plot, no nothing. This should be interesting.

How’ve you been?

totally random sunday

1. I spent Friday night in the ER, thanks to a Starbuck’s barista playing fast and loose with the procedures that keep cow’s milk and soy milk separate. Note to all Starbucks baristas: soy milk and cow’s milk are not interchangeable! And yes, I really can tell the difference.

2. 11 years ago yesterday, my husband and I were married in a small private ceremony at Niagara Falls in Ontario, Canada.

Eleven years and I love him more now than I did the day we were married. <3

3. I finished one pair of Knucks and cast on another the very next day:

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People, if you haven’t made these yet, don’t let the finishing work put you off! It’s really not that bad. So go. Go now and make some Knucks!

4. Today is 10-10-10. Just sayin’.

5. Last night as I fell asleep, I was trying to come up with an idea for my NaNoWriMo novel this year. I woke up this morning with a great idea involving a bus, temporal displacement, and a sleepy mountain town in Colorado. Now to come up with a large cast of characters.

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That’s right, y’all, I did it!! And two days early, too!

stats:
Title: It Sucks To Be You
number of sex scenes: 1
number of main characters offed: 1
number of extremely evil agent Smiths: 1
number of mid-size cities nuked: 1
number of zombies blasted in the face with a shotgun: a shitton

We now resume our regularly scheduled knitting programming.

Onward

UPDATE: The widgets are fixed, hurrah!

NaNoWriMo continues. The word count widgets are broken (as you can see in my sidebar there) but we all soldier on. Actually this year so far has been really fun for me. Not like last year which was pretty much like having teeth extracted every single day for about three weeks. Blech. No, this year has been a fun and wild ride! I’ve had one character get tazed and kidnapped by government agents, while another character got fired from his job at Starbucks, and last night, two of my characters boosted a car! My word count, as of this morning, stands at 16,833. It was the easiest and funnest 16,833 words I have ever written. Hopefully I haven’t jinxed myself by saying that out loud in public.

And, I’ve been knitting too! The other night, I wrote well past my daily quota by the time the kids were in bed, so rather than spending the rest of the evening writing, I watched TV with the hubs and knitted. Using my own handspun, my first handspun, I cast on Ganomy at 9 pm and by 1 am I was finished:

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How is your November going?

It’s November. That’s right, NOVEMBER!!

Hey, it’s November already. Yes, yes it is. I know the last couple of weeks in October were kind of a blur, but you’ll just have to accept that time is slipping away and that the holiday season is fast approaching. The pumpkins-turned-Jack-o-lanterns are already withering away.

And now, here you are in November, with NaNoWriMo in full swing and only 53 days to finish all your Christmas knitting. Just what do you think you’re doing , casting on a project for yourself?

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Well, that’s it then.

tgif (thank god i finished)

tgif (thank god i finished)

And all I can say is THANK GOD. I had a really tough time this year, realizing early on that I hated my story. Hated it. Hated. Still, I forced myself to slog through and finish and, even though I wanted to stab myself in the eye with a fork every time I sat down at the computer, I’m glad I did. Now, if you will excuse me, I’m going to print a hard copy of my book so I can throw it on the fire. Cheers!