Sunday, March 25, 2007

The OMG Moment

This week I just started listening to the Stash and Burn Podcast, like Jenny and Nicole I decided to sit down and update my yarn stash spread sheet...well for the yarns I could find-since I have a bad habit of leaving them in bags and putting in strange places. Not that I am trying to hide them or anything I just tend to misplace things easily.

TOTAL YARDS: 111,388.5 yards.

OMG how did this happen...I have no will control when it comes to yarn. What is scary is that I can tell you what project I bought every skein for.

Anyone have a Bond knitting machine that they would like to go to a good home. I think I am going to need it.

Rita and Golden Heart

Congrats to all the finalists for both the Rita and Golden Heart!

Especially ROCKI!!!!!
She is a double RITA finalist for Best Novella!!!!


Saturday, March 24, 2007

Guilty Pleasures

This week was a so so week for me. Not much writing going on (had a Brit Lit paper to write about Comparing 2 poems one from the Romantic era and the other Victorian). I did do some knitting though. I am working on this Laines Du Nord scarf and a pair of socks from VK. I also cast on for Pomatomus and for a felted purse.

My guilty pleasures for the week have included listen to Tokio Hotel, a German band, and Blood Ties on Lifetime.

Blood Ties are based on a series of books by Tanya Huff. The books were good but the show is 100x better. There is something about seeing these characters on the screen that captures me in a way the books were not able too. I hope Tanya will write in this world again. (Maybe I should try reading them again.)

Tokio Hotel is a boy band from Germany. I surprisingly remember enough German to understand what they are singing about and the songs are very good. Now they have recorded some of them in English but they loose something in the translation. Rette Mich and Spring Nicht are my favs by them.

Ahh Guilty Pleasures we all need them.

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Yes, I am still alive

I have to admit I have not been doing much knitting of late. I do have reason:
Well actually 2 novels are being worked on this year. My first is a futuristic paranormal (kind of) story. CSI meets something I have not quite figured out yet. But it has a vampire like society and touches of Jack the Ripper. I had started the story a while ago and have totally ripped (no pun intended) apart on the advice of a friend and have made some serious changes. So this is where we are now

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13,556 / 100,000

The second book is being plotted and I have a few scenes typed out. Plotting a story is becoming an interesting experience.

It is a Paranormal Romance set in Salem. Dresden Files meets CSI meets Anita Blake and Merry Gentry.

We have two murderers running around in a paranormal world.

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1,800 / 100,000

But yes some knitting is being done and some beading.