I’ve been busy in marker land once again, both making things geeky and making them perfectly normal. And sometimes, sometimes you just want a throwback to your youth, or remember holidays are coming. I got my hand on a muti-pack of crackle beads, and while some are still shaping up to be more themed sets, sometimes you just want pretty colors.
50,224 likely more now as I was about a third of the way through the story and have kept working on it. It might be the first thing my writer’s group workshops for me, in *cough* two years. Er…um. *Whistles* .
Other items? Bowties are Cool is still in testing, and I really need to get pictures taken or the pattern will never be released. Dark and Stormy is doing well but I have to move it to longer needles so one can see I’m working on the shawl collar and not some purple mass.
So Stitch Markers and Earrings all in the Etsy shop
beads, craft, Etsy
I just got home from the Annual Desperation Libation and there were many cheers of victory tonight. Another year another 50K or (50,225) making this my fifth win.
Congrats to my fellow winners and participants!
Has anything traumatic ever happened to you? Describe the scenes surrounding a particular event
First part of the question Yes. Second Part no.
Maybe because I’ve spent the better part of the last two days at a conference about experience and making the best experiences for those you interact with, I can’t really imagine sharing a traumatic experience on my blog. At least not just for the sake of this question, maybe if I was sharing an experience after the fact or in remembrance. Looking at Tomorrow’s question I can see a knitting slant to it but not an answer to the main question.
Perhaps I will find a way to answer tomorrow’s prompt. Since when I first saw this prompt I wondered if 72pt font with sparkly text that said NO was enough for a blog post. So if anyone has any questions they want to ask now is the time. I’ll try and come with questions and answer them, and I will continue to look at the prompts, but I don’t know how many more days I can go answering them.
Instead I leave you with some images worked in Play-Doh at the conference.
The Man of steel and an Amazon princess.
Today’s Question is completely outside my life.
Making family time is important to me. How do you balance your children, relationship, and work life?
Um right… balancing social life and work is a bit of a hassle as it can take upwards o f 2 hours to get out of New Jersey…
On the crafty front I tend to set aside blocks of time. This is less necessary for knitting as its, something I can do on the go and tend to do more of it, while commuting. But it is more difficult to craft a costume or work with beads on a moving bus. Like I mentioned before, Saturday was a crafting day. I pulled out my beads and set them out, and made some old and new designs.
Having my social events planned, and crafting events on my calendar I can usually see where there is room to wiggle. This can get dangerous when there are no deadlines and sometimes even when there are. Then all of a sudden your Halloween Party starts in an hour and you are frantically sewing your costume together, while cooking appetizers, making drinks, decorating, and cleaning; not that I would know anything about that.
NaNoWriMo: 13, 295
Sunday is a NaNoWriMo day. I’m currently sitting at a write in in Whole Foods. I’ve written a few thousand words. But better than that I have just figured out the major arc of my big bad. Which is always a good feeling. It takes things that had already been planned and adds more layers.
It gives me more hope for my Nano as I had been worried that I was falling into a stream of consciousness and worried that the plot wasn’t moving forward, and even if it’s November and I’m writing draft -1 this is working better. Any one else making good strides with their novel?
It’s November so it means a month of things. This year will mark my 8th NaNoWriMo and I’ve decided to add to the crazy by trying NaBloPoMo. Can I do It? Well I’ve won my last 4 Nanos (and for those of you wondering what the heck I am talking about National Novel Writing Month). I will actually be heading off to a write in once I finish this post.
And the other which I spotted on another knitting blog Lorna’s Laces I had heard of before but tending to forget. National Blog Posting Month. There are daily prompts, and we’ll see how they fit, as the month goes along but seeing today’s prompt I couldn’t help but give this a go.
Day 1: What is your favourite part about writing?
I’ve always loved disappearing into other worlds, and from a pretty young age I got it into my head if no one was making the worlds I wanted to vanish into I could do it. Getting it all down on paper is still a process I’m working on. I think my favorite part about writing is getting the background right, world building, learning what motivates my characters and taking something that is so strong and clear inside my own head and making it possible for people to walk those same streets with me.
I don’t know if I will be able to do this every day but today’s prompt would do well with a simple word change.
Day 1: What is your favourite part about
I’ve found one of the things I love about knitting is having that collection of odd stitches, symbols, and needles start to look like something, not the finish product, so much as when I suddenly have that moment somewhere when you look at your project and see this will be a thing. You can see pattern repeats, there is a shape instead of a mass of stitches, you are trying not to twist.
That moment when the project gets comfortable, when you start to sense what the next part will be, because everything is flowing. That is my moment of knitting Zen and I tend to start moving faster once I get to it and even if there are 100 rows remaining the project will be put down much less often then that first shapeless 20. That picture that came with the pattern suddenly resembles the yarn in your hand.
It’s November which means its noveling time! I will try to update, because I still knit during November. Though Weds night beer and Knitting may turn into Beer, Knitting ,and noveling. I also have my first set of polymer stitch markers to finish up. They are apples and very cute if I do say so.
As you can see by the very blurry picture only 2 have been wired. But its on my to do list. Its just the last week was spent decorating for the Halloween Party, and baking, and cleaning, and there’s still that pesky job hunting thing I’m working on.