Shouldn’t I be novelling?

Since I’m not giving you words to read, here’s a picture to look at. Me and Miss Janie Sparkles. Feel free to explore DeadSlow’s other photographs.

I’m way behind on wordcount, and it’s questionable whether or not I’ll make it. Knitty Gritty has asked me to shoot an episode about my felted messenger bag (originally published by, and updated construction inspired by Stephanie’s design from Knitty).

So, a wonderful opportunity; but a sad reality check for NaNoWriMo. I don’t know if I can knit samples of my bag in various stages of completion AND pound out the 2K+ words per day required to catch up.

But I’m going to try. Thanks for the encouragement, Rachael (local knitter, blogger superstar, and writerly inspiration who I look forward to meeting one day).

3 Responses to “Shouldn’t I be novelling?”

  1. Don Says:

    You’ll have to let us know when Knitty Gritty broadcasts. I’ve been thinking of making that bag, and would love to see the updates.

  2. Elemmaciltur Says:

    You’ll make it, I’m sure! 😉

  3. Nigel Says:

    HI Stephen,

    I was trolling the internet last night and found your messenger bag pattern with the bike tube strap. What a great idea. I knit a messenger bag awhile ago, and the felted strap really is too long and squoooshy, if that’s a word.

    Thought I’d let you know I also have my own Blog now at

    Drop in and check me out. I’m due for a new entry very soon.

    Hope your novel writing is going well.

    Nigel (from the Outgames)