Novels…

NaNoWriMo is not happening this year. Just not. But I don’t want to give up a writing expedition in November. So I’m planning on doing serious rewrites on one of my novels written previously. But I can’t pick which, so that’s where you all come in. 

Here are the choices:

Song of the Lark– In a society where class gaps have grown significantly three teenagers and one little boy escape from the house where they are enslaved. The mastermind, Caileigh, leaves behind her lover and his jealous fiancée Elaine. In a race to stay hidden they have to put aside differences and band together. Unfortunately Elaine intercepts a missive Caieigh sends to her lover, Aiden, leaving all four in danger.

Broadway Lullaby– Casey Marlow got sent to live with her mom and stepfamily after her first film “Moonlight” was filmed. Her parents want her to finish high school normally, but what is normal in her family? It’s definitely not when her eleven-year-old brother Dylan, who has Autism, disappears. She, her evil stepbrother and their friends try to circumvent the police to find him–after all Casey knows Dylan better than anyone, but is that enough? 

untitled– Tessa’s kingdom has a tradition. One eligible maiden is sent to the neighboring kingdom every year under the guise of keeping up communication, but really in the hopes of a marriage. WHen her sister runs away upon being chosen, Tessa must go. But what kingdom will accept a could-be-queen whose legs don’t even work properly? 

The Ella Trilogy– Ella’s parents died. In fact, most of the adults in her world died of a Pandemic (secretly designed by the government) that only affects adults. In children it causes odd side effects, side effects such as time travel. It was Ella’s father who discovered that this talent could be used to find the cure. Now, years later, his daughter is part of the resistance. Gallivanting across time, however, does not spare her the emotional hardship of being a teenager.

 

Election 2008

Barack Obama is going to be the next president of the United States of America, and I voted for him. I have a paper due Monday that I have been working on tonight. But I’m not going to remember that. I’ll remember sitting with my little sister in my sorority watching McCain concede to the man that I knew I wanted as president when I saw him on TV four years ago.

 

We’ve lived through 9/11, the War in Iraq, the invention of the iPod, hanging chads and now BARACK AS THE 44TH US PRESIDENT.

Eyes. On. The. Prize

I’m kniting Rose Red, by Ysolda. It’s my first pattern that requires you to really pay attention every round, do YOs and has 180 stitches. I want it done so I can cast on socks for going to NYC weekend after this. I’m about halfway in with very little time to knit. Today was going to be great, a movie to watch for French and two hours at work, at which I do little but knit because only one or two people per shift come into the Writing Center.

 

And I left my knitting in my dorm.

Two Finished Hats!

I’m knitting hats at the moment. I don’t have enough hats and I’m never mad about store ones, so now I’ve knit two with another on the needles. Two weeks ago (pre-Recruitment) I finished the Fisherman’s Beanie, from Rowan Coast Book:

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. The hat fits really well, a bit big. It knit flat, but I got tired of that quite quickly and decided to join it. It moved much more quickly after that. I love that bit on a hat when you get to the decreases and think you’re almost done. Two hours later…. (Details of yarn and such here)

finished ribbed hat

The next hat, my project for the week of sorority recruitment and this week was this Burgundy Ribbed Hat that I knit out of some gorgeous hand-dyed I got at iKnit. The yarn was thinner than I thought, but I swatched, cast on 112 stitches and went. I even figured out the decreases on my own. I love it. If you look carefully at that picture you can see my new piercing. My cartilage came out over the summer so Mom took me to get it redo Friday. (Hat details here)

Now I’m working on Straun, by Ysolda. I’ve done the nifty Invisible Cast-On and am increasing.

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Calm Before The Storm?

It’s a Sunday. I have an hour before I have chapter for TWO organizations, sorority recruitment is next week, and I have time to knit? What is this??

The project I’m working on is the Fisherman’s Beanie from Rowan’s  Coast which i bought at Liberty’s last year with yarn i bought there this year. (Circular, no?)

I finished the Central Park Hoodie in July, but I haven’t taken pictures yet *bad knitter*. I shall do soon. Classes are fun, nothing too exciting.

Um…Hi

So I’ve been awful at this blogging thing, haven’t I been? I’m sorry! I got back from London a little over a week ago, and besides that all I’ve done is read at a speed to fast to review and knit a Central Park Hoodie that I have no pictures of. BUT! I have yarn I bought in London and there are Hats to be Made! So I will blog more! Promise!

Let’s see, what news? London was amazing, it’s my favorite place in the universe. I’ve read everything from Austen to Joyce to Anna Karenina this summer. I’m now on Sons and Lovers by DH Lawerence. Classes start Monday. That’s really it, but more soon.

Seaming

I am not great at seaming, mainly because I am too impatient to baste or occasionally even pin. Things get lined up by chance and some effort in that general direction. But they’re not overly lumpy or anything like that. I don’t mind doing it, though, unlike the majority of the knitting universe. As a matter of fact, I like it. It’s kind of magical, drawing yarn together and coming out with a finished garment.

Just saying.