Wednesday, January 10, 2018

In process -- December 2017



Daily efforts
Wrote two short stories. Started that horror novel.

Accomplishments
ha

Connecting
Critted 6
Got back --

Circulating
1

Knitting
Ann Boleyn (1998). Still on the hips, knitting downward. Ignoring until Ocracoke is finished.
Okracoke cardigan (Shirley Paden). I had to put this on hold for Christmas socks. Then I ran out of yarn two rows from the start of the hood decreases. Fortunately I have tons of scraps of handpainted purple sock yarn so I’m going to try to finish the hood with that, and then do the edgings and underarms in burgundy, we’ll see how it works.
High Voltage socks (Knitty DF17). Finished. I utterly suck at duplicate stitch, but these have arrows, and the recipient is into archery so he was happy with them anyway. I wonder if they’ll fall apart in the wash.
Vinculum socks (Knitty FF17). Finished.
Battle of Wills (Knitty w17).  Finished, a couple of days after Christmas but whatever.
Vinculum II (for me!). Started first.
Celtic Gang Girls of the 70’s (Rowan and me). Still on the back, still need to plan out intarsia. Ignoring until Ocracoke is finished. My life will be so much better when Ocracoke is finished.

Tuesday, January 02, 2018

What I Read -- December 2017



“A Thousand Pieces of You” by Claudia Gray. One of the problems with my vast list of TBRs is that I forget why I wanted to read something. I guess someone said it was good? At the start I found the present tense first person annoying probably because of all the flashbacks, but it moved along well. I really appreciated that CG had a rational reason why the main character was “special”. That seems rare to me.

“Akira: Volume 3” by Katsuhiro Otomo. Every time I request something at the library, I’m requesting one of these too. They count as a book each because I read Infinite Jest.

“The Hate U Give” by Angie Thomas. Another book I found stressful to read, but then I’m not the target audience. There was a spot where I was thinking that wow, the white characters sure were stereotypes, but that was on purpose?  

Thursday, December 21, 2017

In Process -- November 2017



Daily efforts
Did markups from Chapter 1.
Edited Chapter 7, 8, 9, and 11 of WWS.

Accomplishments
--
 
Connecting
Critted 4?
Got back 3

Circulating
--

Knitting
Ann Boleyn (1998). Still on the hips, knitting downward. Ignoring until Ocracoke is finished.
Okracoke cardigan (Shirley Paden). I had to put this on hold for Christmas socks.
High Voltage socks (Knitty DF17). Just the finishing left. I loathe duplicate stitch and I suck at it.
Vinculum socks (Knitty FF17). Half of first sock.
Celtic Gang Girls of the 70’s (Rowan and me). Still on the back, still need to plan out intarsia. Ignoring until Ocracoke is finished.