Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Every Day I Write the Book

Sorry for the radio silence, but I'm in the midst of being my little type A self.  I've been working on the Purple Calendar of Doom and really trying to deal with some of the goals I have in my various plans.

This month I managed to catch up on my spinning for July, August and September for my 4 oz a month quota under the 2011 Yarn & Fiber Stash Reduction Plan. I finished spinning the cormo, alpaca and silk fiber from Foxfire Fiber & Designs. The yarn as a single is toward your left and the yarn after I plyed it is to your right. I also ended up with a .62 oz credit towards October, which is good because I have a lot of stuff going on in October.
In knitting news I finished my Google+ KAL Shawl.  It's really more a shawlette, which is actually good because I think I can wear it to work. To the left, is the unblocked shawl. To the right is the shall after blocking.  See why blocking lace is a good idea? :)

In furtherance of the 2011 Yarn & Fiber Stash Reduction plan, I have several goals that need to be met.  Paragraph 5 requires me to knit something with handspun that had been spun prior to December 31, 2010.  Paragraph 8 requires me to knit something for Shawn.  As it's getting to be the end of the year, I decided to cheat and combine them.  So I'm knitting a hat for Shawn from my handspun.  Once this is done, I'll have to take a break from the plan to do my Stitches homework for the classes I'm taking, as that is fast approaching.

In writing news, I have been completely insane.  My plan for the year has been to write 8,000 words a month until the novel was finished.  Well, I mostly blew off July and August, so I had 13,043 words to write to catch up for July and August at the beginning of this month and another 8,000 for September, which adds up to 21,043 words.  21,043 words if I was going to try to make it all up and write September, if I didn't manage to finish the novel in that word count.  So I started the month thinking that if I could just write the 13,043 to catch up, I would only be one month behind, and I could make that up over two months.  Two days ago, I hit the 13,043.  So I decided to keep going so that there would be less to make up over the next two months.  As of last night, I hit 16,242 words for the month, which leaves me with 4,801 words left for the month to write.  If I can write 1,600 words a night for the next three nights (I can't use Friday, as my mother will be in town), I can make up all of September.  I can't quite believe that this might be possible. 

In gym news, I'm still going.  Last night was my 12th visit of the month.  I still don't like it, but I'm still going.

That's all I have time for, as I'm squeezing this post in before work.  Stay tuned for further updates :)


  1. Wow. That's an insanely busy schedule. Impressive. Good luck in all the catching up... and the shawl is beautiful.

  2. The shawl is so pretty! Love the color and love how lace looks after blocking.