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My Knitting and Crochet, and NaNoWriMo

Mouse 49 is done:

Mouse 49

I got the right front of the little sweater done:

RF done
It was nice of Nicky to help out holding it up!

I worked on the In A Spin CAL, finishing the Wheel Lattice block for week two:

Week2In a Spin CAL
Isn't it pretty? I like it. It's a 12" square and next week's square is only 6". Of course there would be a 6" square, aand two 12" squares to during the final weeks of NaNoWriMo. Of course. And as soon as NaNoWriMo is over, all I have to do is a 6" square. Of couse. But!! I knew that might be the case when I signed up for it! So I put my crochet hook in four-wheel-drive and persevered!

And finally, NANOWRIMO IS OVER!!!!!!!! Yay!! I succeeded in writing a novel that was 50,278 words in length. Now I'm going to file it away so I never have to look at it again. It's that bad.

I learned from doing NaNoWriMo that I can write a 50,000 word novel in 30 days; or more importantly, I can write every day like it's my job. Because people, writing is really hard work. Really hard. You have to push yourself to do it, write when it's the last thing you feel like doing, write when you know it really sucks, write when you don't even know what is going to happen next. You just write anyway. Every day you write though, you're getting better. You just don't think you are.

Kind of like physical or occupational or speech therapy. You can't get better at anything if you just give up.

Comments

Sarah

I love the blocks you are doing. Is that really variagated yarn? Because the changes in color are happening at just the right places. They really are pretty. The Semester Sweater has become a bit like NaNoWriMo (UMFSweKniSem?) for me, except the deadline also coincides with final exams and math (and work) is taking over my life and I feel the sweater falling behind. Congratulations on writing a novel, btw!!!

Brandi

Congrats on finishing NaNoWriMO!!!!! Nicky looks great modeling that sweater.

yarndemon

Thanks Sarah and Brandi!

Sarah, it is variegated yarn, and I am happy with were it chose to switch colors. It is seredipitous. I've been keeping up with your semester sweater! Good luck!!

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