Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Nov. 22 - Back Again

I guess I took a couple of weeks off from Blogdom. Did I have anything to say? Probably not. I also didn't say anything to Nano. It's kind of like, once I commit to writing then I resist doing it. Now that Nano's almost over, maybe I feel safe writing again. I wonder why I do this. Do other people have this problem? I know a lot of these things are intrinsic to writers in general, and that makes me wonder why any of us even wants to be a writer at all. It also makes me wonder if I really am one at all. I've spent a lot of time pondering on if it's just a pipe dream. Perhaps if I did the writing instead of the thinking, I'd know by now.


Not a lot to say here either. I finished up the gray sweater for hubby, blocked it, and now I feel like I'm in that old knitting slump. I don't want to do the seaming in front of him (still a surprise), so that gives me the excuse to not knit something big for a while. I'm working on a soffffft alpaca/cashmere mobius scarf, and it has just enought pattern to keep me interested. it would be nice to stick with one project to the end.

I have the second of the basketweave socks started, but lost interest. And the lacy orange sock I was knitting would be near completion if I knew what size to make it. I've decided I probably won't wear them, and I'd like to make them for my sister. However, her feet are smaller than mine and I'm not sure how long to make the foot before starting the toe. Tell me, why is it that some people can knit a pair of socks in a weekend? I certainly can't. I've never made socks in less than months. And then again, I've never just been knitting socks, either. They've always been a side project.

Hell, I have to keep reminding myself, this is supposed to be a hobby for fun, so there's no need to be so hard on myself if it's not according to someone's plans, mine or otherwise.


I'm halfway through The Dark Tower VII. While I realize this is the book that's supposed to resolve it all, I really hate to see it end. But SK's put quite a few surprises into it. Mainly, himself as a character. It's an interesting twist.

I do have to admit that, once I'm finished with this book, I'll be so glad to get back to reading smaller sized paperbacks. I travel on the subway with these huge tomes, and it isn't getting any easier. I'll finally be putting my series reading behind me for a while, so what to read?

And what is this the Anniversary of? I guess I'm old enough to never forget.

This may be my last post before Thanksgiving. So I hope that anyone who reads this has a wonderful, sharing, thankful Thanksgiving. And if you don't celebrate it, have a great weekend anyway.

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