Just some knitting and writing


I knitted a lot yesterday, thanks to the series in which a couple, one man and one woman, totally unknown to each other, meets at the altar and says the famous words “I do”. That means they get married right away and with someone they haven’t even met before.

I have a scarf as my knitting WIP. I have no idea, where it goes or who gets it. I just know the aforementioned tv – program kept me entertained for hours and I managed to make many more rows for my current WIP.

When writing is concerned, I have battled with my characters as usual. A character, her sister and their parents need first, middle and surnames. Now I wonder, if one female character could be Alice Eunice. Her and her sister’s mother has died in the car accident. The mother has had no face, age or name, even the father and the older daughter has face and age, but naming them has caused me struggle. Names seem always to be more or less wrong, or something has been wrong, so that the story won’t make progress after a certain spot. Names either sound wrong in the first place (they just do not fit the characters) or the characters themselves do not accept them and refuse to speak, and if the characters do not speak, I am not able to write the story.

Now I have pretty good grasp about the mother’s age and when she died, but her name has remained as a mystery. I wonder, if the mother’s name could’ve been Eunice. The older daughter is or could be Alice Eunice, but the younger one is still missing her name, even I know how she looks like.

This far the father and the older daughter have not mentioned the girls’ mother, but now Gisela (my Inner Writer) has shown me a very foggy scene in which Alice looks at a photograph in frame. Alice’s father says “That’s your mother,” or something like that. Alice feels she looks at the picture of someone she knows, but still she does not. “So that’s Mom,” Alice says. And that’s it. Nothing else.

Gisela knows me pretty well, but she also seems to know my characters. The fact she showed me this new scene may mean the naming issue is going to the right direction. I sure hope I’ll get it right, because there are others that need naming too, and some of them are related to Alice’s father very closely.

Just some knitting


I just learned a new skill. How to knit a square from corner to corner. First you increase until X stitches. Then you decrease until you have Z stitches you started with. As simple as that. And I decrease twice on every 2nd row, once in each end.

Best: Lucinda

Just some knitting


I’ve been knitting a bear recently. I sure hope I have enough yarn for that. May the time show me, how it goes. I still have some yarn left. I hope I don’t need to take my spare stash, but if I have to, I have to.

I have not touched my needlepoint for a few days. I know I have to get it done too, but I think it’s better for my conscience if I knit for the time being and stitch again when it’s time for that.

This year has been miserable this far


I am just a miserable writer, but I like it. But I also like knitting and stitching. This year has been rough. I have been stitching “my condolences” – kind of presents whole this year 2016. First I lost a friend, but that happened a week after last Midsummer. Then another, younger friend of mine lost her father-in-law. I knew I couldn’t just brush it aside. I had to make her a present. It is almost done. Almost. But not yet.

But I had not even started the “my condolences” present, when the same friend lost her grandmother. I can’t even imagine the grief she is feeling right now.

And on top of that another, a lot older friend of mine lost her husband last winter. I sent her already a card in which I said how sorry I am for her loss. But I stitched her a “my condolences” – present as well. At the moment the present in question is in the hands of the local Framing Man. He knows what to do. This is not the first time he has framed my projects, and it will not be last.