Commitment

I’ve committed to something that will be a little challenging.

It all started innocently enough. I want to write more. I kinda started this blog as a way to do so, but I’ve had a tendency to not do so regularly. Then I heard about NaNoWriMo, where you commit to writing a novel of a certain length in the month of November, and I thought, Hmmm, interesting. I signed up for the reminder, and then realized there was no way I was going to be able to do it. It takes planning to set aside that kind of time. Planning which I have not done. So I was a little down on myself for not following through. But then…

I discovered NaNoBloMo. And my hope was reborn, on a slightly smaller scale. Maybe I could practice a little bit. Maybe I could just put up thirty pictures. (especially now that I have a digital camera) Nahh, that’d be cheating. But I am going to try. Some of them may be time delay postings, since there is at least a few days when I am unsure of computer access in the middle of the month, but that is the only time I am uncertain of.

Now I have to start figuring out what I want to write about for thirty days.

Maybe next year I’ll write short story and work my way up to the novel.

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Adding to the projects list

35. Prayer shawl #35 — simple Feather and Fan Shawl based on the pattern idea in Folk Shawls. Don’t know if it will be as large, since I think I am using less yarn.
I am using Mountain Colors 4/8’s wool; Color Sierra, which has lovely fall colors. I’ll get a picture up as soon as I have proper light to take a picture in.
36. Felted box from MD Knitting book — Using worsted Lamb’s Pride instead of bulky, so won’t be quite as large.

Quick stuff, so it is not adding hugely to the list.

Projects update

This may not help anyone else, but it helps me to collect my thoughts.

15. quilt for Mom — no change
16. potholders — no change
17. jewelbox quilt — no change
18. preemie sleeper for charity/friends; also need to make a hat — Finished the hat — like the yarn. May use it for a summerweight cardigan for myself. Will give a more detailed update in a little.
19. bags — no change
20. yellow dress — no change
21. winter dresses — no change
22. spinning for grey sweater — done some more.
23. Celtic blackwork pattern — no change
24. wristwarmers with leftover yarn from springtime hat (I need to tell you about that one too.) — I think this one must go.
25. possibilities for leftovers — no change
26. purplish brown cardigan w/very special yarn — no change
27. Lochinver sweater — moving right along
28. new baby sweater — will do a separate post soon.
29. prayer shawl #2 — finished; will do a separate post soon.
30. Quilt wall hanging — no change
31. Evergreen quilt — no change
32. Started one of the linen hand towels — moving along, but about to run out of yarn; slight problem here!
33. Next lace shawl, no change except maybe found some yarn, except that it require me dyeing it
34. Socks with Koigu yarn — undid what I had done on US000 needles, now doing on US0 needles. Have already gotten past where I was before, so moving right along.

NOTE: I have a new digital camera, so pictures will follow soon!!!!