Sunday, November 12, 2017

Yopping numero vingt


Hooray I have a finished object to show you except I can't until Knitterarium gives me the okay!

Still - a pair of finished socks.

I have been working on my Spice shawl and I am so happy with how it is coming together.




Remember my Year of Projects list?  It included editing my novel.  Well I have chosen to work on it everyday in November as part of the Nanowrimo challenge.

I have edited fourteen chapters already which is almost half way through.  I have added about 2800 more words and I am tightening up some of the plot pieces as well as fixing grammar (why do I use the word 'that' soooooo much?) and spelling and typos.    I am feeling very good about my progress and I have been posting excerpts daily on my blog (well, except for one day when I forgot).

To be fair I have been teaching every morning since October 10, and this morning was the last morning of the 6:30 alarm for a while.

I am looking forward to sleeping in tomorrow, and getting to some errands I have been putting off the last month.

Yesterday after teaching I went to the cenotaph for the Remembrance Day ceremony and then to a funeral for a friend's father.

Last night was my last night of school prep, but mostly I just sat and knit and watched Netflix.

Today I have no prep to do but, oh my, do the floors ever need my attention.

But after that I am knitting!

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10 comments:

  1. Your shawl is gorgeous and the test knit was lovely wasn't it, can't wait to be able to reveal them!

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  2. Your Spice Shawl looks so fun! I love all the colors and the different sections of knitting. Congrats on editing and also writing so much this month, Mary-Anne. I love to write, but I have no discipline about it. I admire yours - in pretty much anything you show here. Enjoy sleeping in in the morning. ;^)

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    1. Oh, I don't have much discipline. That is why I have to join things like Nanowrimo!

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  3. Oh, that spice shawl is really looking lovely. I have enjoyed reading your novel excerpts each day.

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    1. Thank you. You are my most consistent readers. I really appreciate it.

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  4. The shawl is absolutely a winner! So pretty with the stripes of colors. I think we are all looking forward to seeing those test socks. I have to go back and read your novel excerpts! Good for you....the Budget Knitter was participating but had to bow out because of a family emergency...he was so disappointed. You're doing a great job especially considering your teaching schedule too. Good luck!

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    1. I am glad teaching is over for now so I have more time for the pool and editting.

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  5. Hi Mary-Anne,

    Wow, you have been busy while I have been away. Where do I start to catch up on your news? I think I will read all of your newsy posts first and then come back to read your excerpts in date order in one go.

    It's good that you are getting back to your novel. I admire your commitment to tackling it every day. That's quite a challenge because we never know what each day may bring.

    I LOVE the colour combination in your Spice shawl. I love the earthy qualities and yet the combination is not 'muddy'. The warm red and fresh blue bring it to life. Your shawl looks excellent. Now I will hunt down your project notes to find out which yarn you used.

    You are achieving so much at the moment. Enjoy your sleep-in - time to dream up more projects :-)

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    1. I wasn't sure about the blue, but I think it does add something special to the other more earthy colour. I think once I get it into main section it will really fit in better.

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