November! It’s November! And that means it really is the chilly season. October, even, is iffy around here–but November is always cold. What a relief to have the whole changing-of-season suspense out of the way. The Fall colors are beautiful right now, and temperatures have been hitting freezing at night. Time for new pajamas!
Yep. Target is my bestest pajama friend. Besides these wonderful starry lovelies, I got some pajama pants that are going to look smashing with my Silk Garden #84 sweater. I mean… red and pink and orange go together no matter what, right?
I’m not sure that you actually want to see my belly button, but you do want to see the fluffy pink ribbon at the waist.
The Little Pink Sock is progressing nicely. I knit all the way through Pride & Prejudice and am now trying to decide what to go for next: The Dickens Collection, which is long and pleasantly boring and probably not worth keeping one’s eyes on, but very little of which I have seen before, so I’m not sure that not keeping my eyes on it is a good idea. Or, Our Mutual Friend, also longish and which I have seen many times… possibly enough that I wouldn’t mind keeping my eyes on the lace chart while I listen to it. Hmmm. Dunno.
Okay. First, random answers to things:
1) The red “brain” flowers at my dinner party are colloquially called coxcomb, apparently.
2) One should carve up pumpkins and squash using the kiddie pumpkin carving tools, not big butcher knives and cleavers. Interesting.
3) My little pink sock is being knit out of Socks That Rock “Rhodonite.” It’s still discontinued, but now we have a name for it.
4) It is possible to play mahjong with two or three players, it just isn’t traditional to do so. With each player you subtract from the standard four, gameplay gets a little less interesting.
5) My blog has received over 200 hits in the last two hours, none of them from identified sources. Is it some kind of feeble denial-of-service attack?
Second, announcements about November: I have added three Alongs to my side bar.
The first is NaNoWriMo, National Novel Writing Month, which I am participating in for the first time this year. The concept is easy: write a novel of 50,000 words in the month of November. Yes, I am sure I can do it. No, you can’t read it.
The second is its under-achieving cousin, NaBloPoMo, National Blog Posting Month. To qualify for this, one has only to post to one’s blog every day in November. I have already disqualified myself here, though I have a personal blog elsewhere that will qualify. So there.
Third but not least is NaKniSweMo (or NaNoSweMo… or NaSweKniMo… no one is sure), National Sweater Knitting Month. My cousin’s wife had a baby boy yesterday, and I’m sure that he needs a Weasley sweater, and it’s possible that I will knit it in November… but don’t hold your breath. Just as (un)likely is that I will finish an Hourglass sweater I started last year at this time. We’ll see.
Happy November! I’m off to knit.