It’s way too early for me to be awake on a Saturday. If my knee wasn’t aching, I’d still be in bed. For once, the cats didn’t wake me up. The hubby is still snoozing away in the spare bedroom (the cats, I am guessing, did wake him up.)
I feel terrible that there hasn’t been much ado with the blog here. I’ve been busy working on my novel for NaNoWriMo, working every day to get a little closer to 50,000 words. I’m almost half way there, and suspect that I will be by the time Sunday night roles by.
Today, it’s cold and wet outside. Ugh; gotta love that autumn weather.
Do I still knit? Yes! I’ve been busy with a few things, but writing has really taken the wheel this month. I’ve got a beautiful lace scarf blocking down in the basement and a pair of amazing lace socks on the needles. I did get one little project finished the other day.
- Project : Blue One Row Scarf
- Pattern : One Row Scarf by The Yarn Harlot
- Yarn : Cascade 109 LE Bulky
I have to tell ya … that is my favorite scarf pattern of all time. It’s so easy that it requires very little thought, which makes it a perfect take and go knitting project. I also just simply love the look. I’ve made three of these so far and see no signs of stopping. This one was started at The Battle of Cedar Creek re-enactment this year.
I’ve also been diving hard-core into music lately. I’ve been listening to such a variety of things. My tastes have been running from 70s rock such as Rush, KISS, and Boston – to Bach and his Unaccompianed Cello work – to blues greats like Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, and Son House. I know it’s because while I’m writing, I want something that reflects the moods of the plot twist, characters, or general mood of the chapter. I’ve been a huge fan of blues music for ages. When I was in high school, I would stay up on Sunday nights to listen to Blues Alley on public radio. I would call in to request the same song every week, “My Man Blues” by Bessie Smith. It got so that, one week, the DJ announced that he was going to play that song first, to save me the quarter on the phone call. Blues music is so raw, so base … it just pulls at my soul and I can’t turn my ears away. When I have time alone late at night, I love to crack open a beer and turn up the blues music.
So, I’ve charged my IPOD and I’m ready to go for the day. I’m driving an hour or so to meet Wilma for lunch in Berkley Springs. I’m so excited! I miss Wilma so much, and I get to deliver the socks that I’ve knit for her. And yes, it will be cool getting paid for my knitting, but I’m more anxious to see how she likes the socks. Then this afternoon I’ll head home and get some chicken and dumplings started for dinner, for which Brandon and Tory and stopping by.
This weekend is going to be a good one. I hope everyone else has a great time as well!