Friday, November 30, 2007

NaNo 2007

It's official - I'm done.

The story isn't finished and I probably have a million typos and inconsistencies (John became James etc) but for the moment, I'm done.

Official wordcount: 50,326 words.

Surprisingly enough, the words the end were not among them


The end is in sight.

So little time (13.5 hours) and so many words to go...

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Presents! (both the giving & receiving)

My Ravelry Scarf Exchange swap is complete.

First, the giving:

I would love to take the high adult road and claim that giving is better tahn receiving, but I just can't. The receiving:

Eat your heart out ladies, that is a malabrigo scarf I have there.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

quick update

I am knitting the 16th square of a mini-Learn to Knit Afghan for the December Afghans for Afghans newborn drive. I'm trying desperately to use up the Lamb's Pride in my stash. I love the colors of this yarn and I really like feel of the fabric it knits up into, but I can't can't can't stand the mohair. Especially the shedding mohair. Everywhere.

I just keep telling myself that there is no place like a mohair-free home.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

two posts in one day?

Just finished today's writing and my new word count is: 11,704. Casualty count?

  • 1 ruined Halloween courtesy of the aftereffects of a hurricane
  • 10 frightened children
  • 1 frightened, threatened protagonist
  • 1 murder victim
  • 1 Elvis impersonator assaulted (by said protagonist)
  • 1 child in pirate costume made fun of (by other children) for his too dignified monocle
  • several pounds of halloween candy drowned in rain water (I'm not sure how many unhappy children that converts into, however)

On the knitting front, I have completed my Ravelry Scarf Exchagne Scarf. I just have to block it. (No pictures until I mail off the scarf and assorted goodies)

NaPoBogMo vs NaNoWriMo vs NaKniSweMo

Boy am I glad I didn't sign up for two out of the three - I can barely keep up with the one I did sign up for. Besides, who do I think I'd be kidding if I said I was going to blog everyday for a month? Knit a sweater in a month? Hah! (Knit a blanket square everyday for a month, maybe...hey, there's an idea NaBlanKnitMo, anyone? Who's with me?)

Anyway, I am participating in NaNoWriMo or the National Novel Writing Month. This is my third time, and if I hit the 50k mark, it will be my second "win." In an effort to keep myself honest, I am embedding a progress meter here. Let's see if it works