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“You learn something every day if you pay attention.” – Ray LeBlond

Well, so much for that personal challenge. I buckled down and finished what I’m calling the Horrible Harlequin for NaNoWriMo. 50,000 words in 21 days. I’ve potentially gotten that out of my system. Of course I introduced several characters that are crying out for their own book, and I’m not sure if I can wait until next November to write about them.

In the meantime, I missed a co-workers birthday because I wasn’t paying attention. Lovely. Just for that, she gets a purple and gray bamboo scarf. Bambu 7 in lavender and chrome I think. I sett it at too tight of an epi – 24epi instead of 20epi – because it was a twill. And because I wasn’t paying attention. It is a little stiffer than I’d like, even after throwing it in the dryer. I’ll hope that it softens up with use.

Bambu 7 at 24epi

Sett too close but still pretty!

“To pay attention, this is our endless and proper work.” – Mary Oliver


I’m taking a short break from crafting after finishing the alpaca shawl last week. I have warp cut of some kettle-dyed Araucania knitting cotton I found half-price at Tuesday Morning, but it has to wait.

November is National Novel Writing Month

National Novel Writing Month

30 Days, 50,000 words

Trying to write a 50,000 word novel in 30 days. I’m at 26,000 and counting.

“Writing is a form of personal freedom. It frees us from the mass identity we see in the making all around us. In the end, writers will write not to be outlaw heroes of some underculture but mainly to save themselves, to survive as individuals.” – Don Delillo