Yesterday I reached the point in my story that I am starting to feel uncomfortable writing in public. It doesn't matter that my hand writing isn't exactly large, the fact is that I started adding the smu to my no. For some reason that felt like a no no when I was writing on the way home.
I was excited to find at the beginning of NaNoWriMo that I apparently have learned something from my constant knitting on the subway system. Before I could T surf. I had the art of staying upright mostly OK, though there are some days that just suck on the balance front. Then I started to knit, and I knit socks and scarves standing on the train. I could probably knit a full sweater that way, except the pieces are too heavy. I've graduated to writing on the train.
I was on a very packed train last night, but I couldn't stomach the idea of not getting another page churned out. I'm going to stay pretty far behind until I hit the weekend, so the stolen moments on the train are important. I was standing near a pole, so I could grab on if I lost my balance. I had a pen in one hand and my notepad gripped tightly in the other. I was writing smut. I know it. There is no other way to describe it. Not Anita Blake past book 8 smut. More like college students fumbling smut. It's still smut.
Currently, when I'm not writing smut, I'm either looking for something to read (right now it is Revenge of the Middle-Aged Woman) or I'm knitting icord. That ball was at least 14 yards of icord.
I had this idea for a scarf or neckwarmer with the starting premise being icord, based on the bag that was in the Spring/Summer 2008 issue of KnitSimple. I blythely ignored the fact that my largest needles are US 15, and the pattern called for US 19. That was more than enough of a difference that I am holding off on making more worsted weight icord. I wonder if I can sew the googly eyes on and the ball together and sell it as a toy. If it is sewn tightly enough (without the eyes), then I can probably put a squeaker or something inside and it could be handy for dogs. It seems like a waste of time not doing something with all of this icord.