Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Books, writing and, of course, knitting!

Well, I finally cast on for the last sleeve of my cardi.

But... (there's always a but) while it is conceivable that I could get the whole thing together by the end of the weekend, I just picked up the final Harry Potter book (I know Slacker=me).

And while normally I'd stay up into the wee hours of the morning to read it, I've switched my work schedule at Job # 1 around... so instead of working 28 hours over five days and starting at 10 a.m., 11 a.m. noon... or whenever I felt like it.. I am now doing 9-5 for four days with every Friday off. So, that means I have to be out of bed at 8 at the latest (so I can be out the door at 8:15 and to work by 9 ... yes it only takes me 15 minutes to get ready.... 1. I lay my clothes out the night before, 2. I make my lunch the night before 3. I don't wear make-up and my hairstyling consists of spraying it with water and smooshing it flat 4. I don't eat breakfast and it takes all of 30 seconds to feed the kids)

So, you can see how Harry can potentially seriously cut into my knitting time. And I absolutely positutely have to have the book read by next Thursday - Dad has stated he is taking it hunting with him.

So cardi may or may not be done this weekend (it is a long weekend but I have to work at Job #2 Saturday and they won't let me knit there... I know, boo them... but they do let me read) and I'm not making any promises.

In other news, I've signed up for Nanowrimo (Google it... I'm too lazy to link tonight).. So come November I will be trying to write a 50,000 word (or more) novel in 30 days. It's sounds daunting, but it's only 1,666 words a day, and most days I write twice that at work. some come November....that's going to cut into knitting time too... it's a good thing I decided not to knit for Christmas.

And since I hate pictureless posts... here's some cuteness for you to overload on
I was cleaning out my needle basket the other day and Rocky decided the best way to 'help' was do make himself comfortable in it.


lexa said...

Cats just love to help, don't they?

Good luck with the novel, you can do it. :)

Kiki said...

Rocky does look comfy! You will get through the last HP swiftly I'm sure, there's something happening on almost every page...

Not ready for handspun said...

I looked at Nanowrimo, but the last thing I need is another project! I'm already fighting the too many ideas not enough time thing.

Enjoy Harry!

Knitting Linguist said...

Hooray for Nanowrimo!! I did it several years; made it to 30,000 once before Thanksgiving and in-laws came crashing down on me, but I've always found it inspirational :) Good luck getting Harry read in time!