So, in my last post I was trying to crochet wolf ears for my costume. Yeah, less than 2 weeks out is not the time to start crafting for a costume, and I knew this. I have decided to make my life considerably easier. I purchased a quantity of Makeup and tomorrow morning I will use makeup, spray on hair coloring, and a bit of ingenuity to make myself into a ‘spinster’. Since I am a spinner anyway, I believe that blowing out my hair instead of using smoothing products (maybe giving it a bit of a boost with the salt volumizing spray), putting a silk hankie in it (silk cocoons spread over a form, pulled apart further for spinning), and adding a spindle and bag to my velvet cloak should create an interesting effect. If it is decent I will post a photo, if not we will forget I ever had this idea.
In other news, Jimmy Beans Wool had a scrap bag sale that I could not resist. This means that I have started knitting a simple triangle shawl started with a garter tab, also with a garter edging. I love how this is turning out. Since I am going to be using scraps that are 20 yards or more it will be interesting to see where the stripes are going to end. The progress photo looks a little cramped since I am using a DPN and needed to have some rubber bands to keep the stitches from slipping off the end when stored. I will transfer this to a circular needle soon.
October was known as Inktober, where artists decided to do their best to follow certain prompts and create ink drawings each day during the month of October. Since I am not an artist, I enjoyed the concept and stuck with my crafts. November, however, is also NaNoWriMo. This is National Novel Writing Month. The challenge is to write 50,000 words of a novel in a month. The breakdown of this is: 1,667 words every day or, 12,500 words a week (not counting the first week which is 2 days long). I sort of stink at making goals, however I think that I will make something of an effort to work toward writing down some of my ideas toward a novel. The first draft might not be too coherent, however I think I have a chance. Of course, I also have 4 Civil Service Tests to fill out, starting November 1. It looks like my next 31 days are going to be busy.
Remember to Live Life a Little More Abstract!