Harry Skywalker

Harry Skywalker

The first time I saw this was in my screenwriting class when we discussed “The Writers Journey”. I’ve blogged about this book before. I think it’s genius. The concepts in the book are not new, the writer, Christopher Vogler, gives plenty of credit where it is due. All the same I was sort of fascinated with the way that the story elements discussed could be applied for any story, traditional or modern. If JK Rowling is not familiar with these theories then she must be a genie ’cause the HP series drips with them.

Please ignore the fact that

I’m wearing the same shirt as yesterday =)

Outside

It has been a long week/weekend* so you understand.

You know if I want to guarantee that I don’t get a certain thing done all I have to do is make a list.

The list was made and it was not overly ambitious, one thing a day. Totally doable. This didn’t stop me from slacking off on the first day and task. I made up for it though. I made 4 bags today. More photos tomorrow… after I change my shirt.

*Last night I stayed up late again waiting for son #1 to fall asleep. I fell asleep before him yesterday and in the morning we found him on the couch knocked out. Our apartment gets really dark at night, but the boy is fearless. I haven’t decided if this is a good or bad thing yet. I did write the entire time so at least it wasn’t a waste.

NaKniSweMo Progress Report

This is the most up to the minute progress shot I have ever posted. I just threw the pieces on and stood in front of the camera.
Tilted Duster Progress

I remembered how to use the timer so I actually got a clear shot that included everything that I wanted it to and nothing that I didn’t ;)

As we now have only a week left in the month I can say with almost certainty that this sweater will not be one of the success stories. I will just have to live vicariously through Del. Go check out her 8(!) day sweater and drool, I’ll wait. I have no desire for marathon knitting just now. I have become engrossed in working on the book that I am writing and I have loads to do for the shop too. With my link up on the Sampler page and the sale date for the edition I am included in coming up I think it may be wise to have some serious stock in case these facts lead to purchases. Don’t you think?

This doesn’t mean that I will abandon the project though. I can’t sew while watching Keeping Up Appearances so the knitting will continue. I love this show so stinking much. Lately it has been my child friendly alternative to Bridget Jones.

Thankful

I am thankful for my health and the health of my family. For the opportunity to pursue my dream of working from home. For being fortunate enough to finish school despite many hurdles. For the help of my extended family in raising my children. For stress because it makes me appreciate the good times. For the opportunity to change. While my life is pretty great in most respects we all have things to work on. So I plan to take some time to commit to change. I’m also thankful for knitting and blogging because it sure does take the edge off =)

I hope everyone enjoyed their Turkey and what not. And Black Friday shopping too, for that I live vicariously through you.

Spaceboy for #1 Son


Spaceboy for #1 Son, CU
Originally uploaded by Lulu C.

That’s a pretty cute face if I do say so myself =)
Apparently I have the skill to make a stuffed doll, but not the talent to design one. I have to say this pattern is pretty much genius. I think I’ll email Hillary and ask her how many tries it took to reach perfection. Her answer may put things in perspective for me. Or it will make me feel even more incompetent.

Experience tells us which more likely to be true? The latter I think.

Spaceboy for #1 Son