Snapshot - March 2007

Reading: Day Watch by Sergei Lukyanenko.

Writing: A mystery short story, and editing my 2006 NaNoWriMo novel for Bristow.

Listening to: Witching Hour by Ladytron.

Knitting: Chiral socks (my own design) with Sweet Georgia Superwash Sock in Slayer from The Loopy Ewe.

Spinning: 2oz hand-dyed tussah silk from Spunky Eclectic.

Watching: House MD, season 1.

Women's knitting morning is tomorrow, on the second Saturday of every month.  Border's Cafe on Brentwood from 10 till 12, come and join us!  I have one chiral sock almost complete, and I need some help designing socks for Martha.  Picked up Folk Socks by Nancy Bush on my birthday and there are some interesting new heels and toes to try.

Figured out my main spinning problem is impatience, leading to lack of decent drafting, overly thick singles, and saying "stuff it, this is good enough" when it really isn't.  Spinning 2oz of silk, instead of the usual 4oz, might help, plus this stuff is amazing shades of cream, scarlet, burgundy, and dark red.

Writing a mystery is hard work, more so because I only have 1500 words to play with.  For inspiration and writing-avoidance, I finished reading Night Watch by Sergei Lukyanenko, and moved onto Day Watch, the second part of the trilogy.  The layers upon layers of scheming by the characters is incredible.  The books are about the Others, who are magicians, witches, vampires, and shape-changers that have chosen to be good or evil.  Night Watch monitors the Dark Others to make sure they don't get out of line.  Day Watch monitors the Light Others, and ordinary people are caught in between.  Well worth reading!

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