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Dwts season 17: week 7

Elizabeth. When they first took hold and before they really started I feel as if she was leaving over forward. It felt a bit frantic but it may have been set up like that to give them a reason for it not bring as tight in hold. I'll give them the scores. 
Brant. Clean, but needs work on his kicks and flicks. But it seemed to have the same timing throughout. I didn't see many 'and' steps. Little too high for me.
Leah. She tried but she got off time and a bit lost at times. Her spins seemed slightly off balance. Too high.
Can I have Sharna's dress she was wearing for the Quickstep with Gleb?
Jack. The usual critiques, flicks and kicks need to be better. The rhythm was more varied them Brant's. I actually saw triple steps. Too high.
Amber. Not bad. I felt like she had her skirt too much when she wasn't in hold.  Derek may have been forcing her into place during the in hold parts. Too high.
Bill. I feel like he was stiff. He looked like he was bending over…

NaNoWriMo eek!

And I'm back to a Saturday update! Let's see how long that lasts. I have two mid-terms this week. One test is Monday. The other is to have five pages of a website done and have them link together. And that needs to be ready for class on Thursday so we can critique them.
Anyway, I finished the back to the sweater.
And got fairly far on the left side.
But will have to take a short break to work on a baby blanket that needs to be done by next weekend.

Onyx looking cute but getting hair on my sheets rather than my comforter.

And now for the content dealing with the title of this post. NaNoWriMo starts on Friday. And I don't have a plot! Rather I have too many plots or inklings of ideas, none of which have a definitive ending or are fleshed out very much.

Plot #1: Gotten from a 7th Sanctum generator:
This story starts in a military outpost on a prairie world where magic is part of everyday life. In it, a dungeon delver with demonic blood gets a job with a drunken gladiator.…

Dwts season 17: week 6

Love the opening. 
Bill. The song is a swing, not a Tango. Nothing even resembling a Tango. That being said, it wasn't a bad Tango but it felt like he had one tempo for the steps instead of quick and slow steps. Little high for me.
Elizabeth. There wasn't too much actual cha cha. Lots of spins and Val dancing. Her knees could have been straighter at times. It was well executed otherwise. I'll give it to them but not quite perfect for me.
Leah. It was a slower Quickstep. It was underwhelming for me. She held her frame pretty nicely. Too high for me.
Brant. Interesting dress. Sharp and intense with decent footwork. Little bobble at the end. I'll agree with the scores.
Amber. She had the bounce to a better degree than most bit other parts needed more work. The middle section was not samba. Footwork was messy. Not 10 material.
Jack. He tried, but hips were not forward enough and the flinging of his arm did not make it feel strong. Feet looked flubbed near the beginnin…


I skipped a week. I know. I knew I was late last week because I was trying to finish the sweater. I did that on Tuesday but figured I'd wait until the weekend to post the update. I had completely forgotten I was going to be busy all day Saturday with rehearsal for the benefit concert for my old summer theater program which has been dark for 10 years. Then I ended up needing Sunday to recover and therefore only took pictures today. Eek.
Anyway. Here's the purple circular sweater.

And my next crochet project, another sweater. Well, cardigan.
It's a cable 'knit-look' cardigan. This is the back, I also have two front panels, sleeves and buttons. I did make a modification to the pattern as the Fpdc were too short and were pulling the middle, worse than the bottom row currently looks.. I should probably get another ball of yarn. Or two. I may make the sleeves longer.

Dwts season 17: week 5

No stairs again this time. Wonder if they're ever going back to them.
Christina. Her knees were too bent. In back breaks the knees should not be bent unless you're doing American rhythm, which they're not. Some of the choreography I didn't care for. I don't think of it was worth a 10.
Jack. Not bad. The rise and fall could have been more fluid. It looked like he just feel into the down. I'll give them the scores but think it should be a bit lower. I feel tonight's am over scored night.
Leah. Strangely I think the part I'll remember best is the crew taking away the chair. It just wasn't that memorable. I guess I'll give them the scores.
Corbin. I liked the choreography but the Ryder abs fall was a bit jerky. Maybe it was the speed. Why did they put him in tails for a smooth foxtrot? Tails is a standard thing. I'll agree with the scores.
Bill. He was leaning forward too much. He kept up with the footwork for the most part but it was a sl…

Dwts season 17: week 4

The Stars did less than usual in the opening. And that was the splashiest judges intro ever.
Jack. I felt like his butt was sticking out a bit. feet and frame could be better. Cheryl's dresses have been a bit odd this season. Tad high in the scores.
Elizabeth. The closed hold is a little too loose compared to what I've been seeing at my dance socials lately. Still one of the styles I don't really know technically. I liked it. I'll agree with the scores.
Brant. Why is Peta's dress so low on the hips? All shaking came from his upper body. He barely moved during most of the dance. His lack of hip movement made his basic look odd. I still think they overscored him but this week is a little better in the scores reflecting what he did.. 
Valerie. I know she's trying but she got lost a bit, not add much as the cha cha and she was severely off balance. I'll give them the scores.
Leah. Careful, not full out, and her knees were bent nearly the entire time. It was…

New project

I stuck with crochet for the week mainly. I tried on Thursday to work on a muslin for a new dress but I was just too brain dead. I did make several more of those round pieces for the afghan and am now up to 15. But then I saw a really cool pattern and had to start it. I have two sleeves done and am working on one side right now.

The second picture is a better represenation of the color. For some reason my phone doesn't like the color purple much.