Thursday, November 09, 2006

They've done it again!

Look what the lovely ladies of Knit Night at Cameron Village Library have done this time! This group meets once a month from February to November, to knit for charity. In November, everyone brings in the things they have made and they are divided and donated to three local charities. Last night after everything was organized, there were three heaping tables of beautiful hats, scarves, mittens, sweaters, and afghans. And this is on top of the Pink Shawls that were turned in for the special project in September. The talent, generosity and productivity of these ladies is astounding! And on top of all that, it is always a fun evening. We really do have chairs, but somehow a lot of us end up sitting on the stairs:

Here's Grace, our brave leader:

And here's Jessica (Hi Jessica!) modeling her creation: And if you click >>>HERE<<< you can see more of the fun.

I'm going to miss this group for the next few months. You can bet I'll be there in February!

Saturday, November 04, 2006

New Project!

No picture of the Rogue yet. To get my model to pose I may have to book her through an agent! High School Seniors are very busy people!

I wasn't going to start another major project during November, because I'm enjoying NaNoWrimo so much and I can only handle one obsession at a time. But this morning I drove Aurora to Chapel Hill to compete in the state Japan Bowl, an academic competition about Japanese culture and language. It was a lot of fun and very interesting. She was busy studying and competing all day, but I was mostly sitting around waiting and smiling foolishly at people who forgot they were speaking Japanese. So I cast on for my very first lace project:
I love it! And yes, now I'm dealing with 2 obsessions.
It's going to be the Mountain Stream Scarf from The Knitting Zone. I'm making with with Kid Seta in color 721. I thought it was dark red when I bought it, but it may be a little purple.

Oh... and the NaNoWrimo word count is 3,700. I'm catching up!

Thursday, November 02, 2006

It's done!

WooHoo! The Rogue is done! No pictures yet -- the model is off with friends. So I washed it, and it's blocking on the kitchen table. Pictures as soon as I can get her to stand still long enough.

The word count? Um... 44. Well, it's a start. And the evening is young.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

I'm sewing as fast as I can!

The knitting part of the Rogue is done! I have sewn in the sleeves, but I still need to hem them; and hem around the hood, if I decide to do that. I really wanted to finish it up tonight, but I ran out of patience and was afraid I would mess it up if I continued on.

I actually wanted it done before today because it has been cool enough for Aurora to wear it; but also so that I could NaNoWrimo without guilt.

I love NaNoWrimo! I participated a couple of years ago and discovered that I'll probably never get rich publishing novels, but I surprised and entertained myself enough to want to try it again! So here I go... I'm getting a late start but maybe I'll make it up this weekend.

Goal for tomorrow: Post a picture of a finished Rogue and post a count of 2000 words.