Thursday, February 02, 2017

In Process -- Jan 2017



1st draft
Instead I’m often editing in order to get progress on WWS.

However, I started something else that is probably a haunted house novel. It’s a good place for Writing Excuses exercises and just screwing around at this point. Then this great thing happened. I was driving to yoga class and had kind of an epiphany about where the story was going. So, I got to yoga maybe 5 minutes early, and whipped out a sheet of paper and spent the child pose start of the class scribbling madly. The people on the other mats must have thought I was nuts.

Editing
“Wind/Water/Salt”. Posted chapter 2 to OWW.
If I keep posting at this rate, I will do the whole novel in like two years. That’s unacceptable. I need to find a way to pick up the pace!

Connecting
Critted 6
Got back 4

Circulating
1

Knitting
Ann Boleyn (1998).  Started the month with 8 rows of the second sleeve done. The rule is, I have to finish this sleeve before I can buy any more yarn, regardless of how entitled I feel. Though actually, it would be really nice to finish the whole thing because I’d love to get rid of four boxes before I buy any more yarn. It would make me happy to be able to use some of the box space to put writing projects in, rather than just knitting projects all over the place. Now the sleeve is maybe 25% done.
Okracoke cardigan (Shirley Paden). Started the month with about 3 inches of back. Now I might have five.
Shorts (from Knitting Lingerie Style by Joan McGowan-Michael). Started with about an inch. My idea was, I wanted to make them a bit longer this time. However, I realized something about the pattern, and that is that the crotch only really works as short shorts. So, I finished one leg and then tried them on, and ripped out the leg and added three inches and still the leg was barely the right size. Then I decided the waist was too wide and started over.
Lace cuffs. I’d seen these jeans with ruffles online and then I couldn’t find them in stores or you know, Canada. So, being a crafty sort I figured I could do that myself. I went to Value Village and bought a pair of black jeans that fit reasonably well and were long enough that I could crop them and have enough fabric to work with to make the outer cuff. Then I flipped through lace books until I found a nice edging in “Knitted Lace of Estonia”.  I have finished one cuff and started the second.

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