Hello, crafty and sundry!
My, I have been quiet over this holiday season, hee hee. I’ve been busy, let’s be fair. Besides spending time with my lovely family, I’ve been knitting up a storm, and gaming like mad. You know, what I do with all my free time any ways, but yanno, with having even more time to spend doing things.
In that regard, my cardigan is coming along lovely. I’ve finished the back, one of the fronts, and one of the sleeves. I’ve made any number of errors on the latter two especially, but I have faith that I can mask most of it in the sewing up phase. It’s not like I’m going to rip back to fix it when I’m so far along, and really… mistakes happen. It’s just going to make this cardigan more ‘me’, I guess? It’s coming along a lot happier now that I’ve got my new circulars, though! It was a choice between those, and a Knit Picks set of mermaid needles (as I’ve been calling them). The Caspians were not available when ‘Santa’ finally hit Amazon, so that made the picking easier. I’m still probably going to get them though with my eventual possible pocket change, hee hee. For one, the Knit Picks set covers some sizes that crop up in American patterns (like 3.75mm needles). And for two, well… they’re pretty and I want them. And really, having extra knitting needles is pragmatic anyways!
It’s also been the Steam Winter Sale, which of course, requires close monitoring. I ended up picking up a small handful of games, like I do most every time it rolls around. This seasons’ acquisitions include Talisman: Digital Edition (plus season pass; my husband insisted), Airline Tycoon 2, Bully: Scholarship Edition, Castle Crashers, City Life 2008, Don’t Starve, Driftmoon, Etherlords II, Euro Truck Simulator 1 and 2, Faery – Legends of Avalon, Sacred 2 Gold, Terraria… oh okay, maybe I ended up getting more games than I realised. I’ll just… yanno… avoid looking at the bank account. >__>
But yes, games. Lots of games. Playing lots of games too! I had some computer overheating drama going on that made me think I was going to have to send my desktop in for repairs, but it sorted itself out. Right now, I’ve got Simcity offline on the go, and Final Fantasy VIII. I’ve also been playing a lot of Sid Meier’s Railroads!, and have gotten back into Minecraft a bit as well. To build railroads. Yeah okay, I might have a thing for railroads right now, ha ha. But really, it’s been great to have a bit of time and brain space to play other games besides my usual stopovers. I tend to stick to the same couple of games because they’re easy to play between pauses, or leaving running autonomously around children and things.
I hope everyone has been having a lovely holiday period.