Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Knitting: You want *what* for Christmas?

Well the socks are not happening. Not unless I turn insanely obsessive and spend the next four days on them. Hubby is getting a WIP for Christmas.

I really haven't worked on my knitting much. I did make a tremendous amount of progress on the beginner's scarf from my daughter's "Learn to Knit" kit (I'm making a pass through it so I know what's going on when she tries it). It's about halfway done. Honestly, this is one butt-ugly scarf. I'm sure the design team thought the alternating squares of stockinette and reverse stockinette divided by a ribbing section in the middle was "funky" or "hip" but to me it just looks like a sloppy mess in very large yarn. I mean, I think I'm going to have to tell people my kid made the thing for me.

Not much in the way of new TV shows, so the shawl has sat untouched.

As far as Secret Project goes (writing) I seem to have hit a wall. I started writing it in First-person perspective, since I've been out of practice for a long time and I didn't want to set myself up for failure, so I was trying to make this endeavor as easy as possible. I write in first-person perspective every day, like now, so I figured that would make things simple.

What I didn't count on was the fact that my main character is NOT omniscient, so every other character remains a mystery. I mean, she's a sharp-eyed, savvy cookie, but she's not going to know what the other guy is thinking. Or feeling.

So now, forty-odd pages into this thing, and I may have to totally start over in third-person omniscient. Blech. I get hives just thinking about it.


  1. Yeah, if you check out "My First Scarf" project you'll see an example of when a designer tries to introduce several kinds of stitch patterns for a beginner to learn.

    Not very attractive at all, but Mini still wears the heck out of that thing.

  2. Well, I'm sure if I wrap it around my neck enough times, it will look fine. Sort of. :D She's going to be making her own out of her favorite color, so handing it over to the little one won't work in my case, lol.