Wednesday, November 30, 2011

WIP Wednesday: Chinook Shawl and Fey Led & NaNo 2011

Writing: Fey Led (Working Title) - Rewrites Previous Word Count: 45,475 Current Word Count: 45,475 (Up 0) NaNo 2011 Previous Word Count: 41,676 Current Word Count: 50,085 (Up 8,409) I wrapped NaNo up Monday afternoon. I'm really happy with the story and thrilled that it went so smoothly this year. I'm giving myself a couple of days before getting back into Fey Led just to clear my mind and relax for a bit.  Knitting: No picture of wrist warmers today ... because they're done. Dragon watched, both amused and surprised, as I got nearly all of one done in an afternoon. I wasn't kidding when I said I hadn't had any knitting time while working on NaNo. I'll do up a finished object post for them as soon as I'm home and can block them before getting pictures. Meanwhile I'm back to the Chinook Shawl and almost done!! I'm doing the bind off on it and should be done fairly soon! I'm so excited to get it done. It's a bit fiddly but simply once I fall into the rhythm.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

WIP Wednesday: NaNo is Eating my Brain

Fey Led (Working Title) - Rewrites
Previous Word Count: 45,475
Current Word Count: 45,475 (Up 0)

NaNo 2011
Previous Word Count: 25,069
Current Word Count: 41,676 (Up 16,607)

Well, we know where all my time's been going, no? I feel the story is starting to wrap up and I'm trying to slow it down a bit to reach 50k And if I keep up the current pace I should be finishing early, though with Thanksgiving being tomorrow and me also having a 3 hour drive my writing time will be less. We'll see.

Um ... I doubled my previous progress? Yeah, we'll go with that.

As soon as NaNo is over I'm diving back into my yarn and I may never come up for air. I miss it!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

WIP Wednesday: Wrist Warmers, Fey Led & NaNo 2011 2.0

Writing: Fey Led (Working Title) - Rewrites
Previous Word Count: 44,475
Current Word Count: 45,475 (Up 1,000)

NaNo 2011
Previous Word Count: 13,741
Current Word Count: 25,069 (Up 11,328)

 Not a lot of progress on Fey Led but I've looked at it a little, tons of progress on NaNo though. I'm pretty happy with how the story is coming along and the characters are certainly speaking up and taking on a life of their own. They've already thrown out one plan I had for the story. So now I guess it's in their hands. 

Knitting: I haven't done as much knitting as I'd like due to Idol and NaNo taking a bit of priority. But I have managed to finish one wrist warmer, despite the thumb trying to thwart me. Ha! Take that you silly thumb! ... ..... Yeah, just a wee bit crazy around her. Anyhow I cast on for the second wrist warmer this morning and got a few rounds done to get the pattern set, it can be seen a bit in the picture.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

WIP Wednesday: Wrist Warmers, Fey Led & NaNo 2011

Fey Led (Working Title) - Rewrites
Previous Word Count: 43,003
Current Word Count: 44,475 (Up 1,472)

NaNo 2011
Previous Word Count: 1686
Current Word Count: 13,741 (Up 12,055)

Yeah, not a ton done on Fey Led so far but I'm having nearly no problems at all keeping the story going for the WriMo Novel so that's a bonus. I'm averaging a little more than the minimum goal each day too though I'm hoping to start knocking down the goal for the next day so I'll have a little cushion. Hopefully, since I know what I will write about today and have some of it mapped out in my mind I can get that done fairly quickly and get more done on Fey Led.

I finished the body of my Chinook Shawl and started the edging! But I'm not going to show you that today. *laugh* I started something new. It's a pair of fingerless mitts for a friend and while they're pretty simple I'm learning how to alternate colors up the side of the project. Though the alternating colors are actually helping me keep track of the cables. They're also making it a lot easier to count my rows so I'm really learning a lot more about construction here than I thought I was going to.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

WIP Wednesday: Chinook Shawl, Fey Led & NaNo 2011

Fey Led (Working Title) - Rewrites
Previous Word Count: 41,027
Current Word Count: 43,003 (Up 1,976)

NaNo 2011
Current Word Count: 1686

Progress on both worlds. Obviously I didn't manage to get Fey Led done by Nov 1st but oh well. Bits and pieces keep bubbling up so that's at least something to be glad of.

I only have 3 rows left before the body is done!! Then I have 4 rows of a new color and then I begin creating the points for the edging. On the one hand I'm excited to be so close to the end. On the other I'm frustrated at feeling like I have no knitting time lately. On yet a third hand, (What? I'm married, I have two sets.) it doesn't seem like I'm even going to get to wear this anytime soon as apparently Mother Nature has missed the memo that it's Autumn, even if it is in Texas and the temps are still pretty high. Don't get me wrong, it's comfortable and nice out there but it's certainly no need for layers just yet.

Or course I haven't even considered where I'll block this huge beast out. I've no room here in the apartment so I need to find a mobile solution or something.