Once I made peace with the yarn this seems to almost fly along. The yarn is gorgeous but it’s a single that’s loosely spun so I have to watch to make sure I don’t untwist it as I purl. So long as I remember to retwist it a bit when I turn the work I’m fine. I’ve tried knitting backwards a bit to avoid turning the work but I don’t actually mind it and it seems to move along faster. No matter what, I’m almost a full color repeat through and it’s gorgeous.
In theory this is both less progress and yet more progress than last week. I knit all the way to where I was supposed to separate for the arms and checked the fit. My gauge was quite a bit off so I ripped it all out and started over with a larger needle.
I’ve kind of been all over the place with gaming this week. I started with Dungeon Siege II but got annoyed with having to constantly repeat sections so I popped over to XCOM and beat up aliens. I spent a little time playing with time travel in Braid before hitting up BioShock for a little bit. I eventually got tired of wondering around lost, despite using a walkthrough, so I went back to XCOM. I also spent a bit of time in Star Wars The Old Republic with my Jedi Sage.
I’m still in the writing contest and this week I wrote “Real” (there’s a bit of language on the post). If you’d like to vote for me (ShadowWolf13) the poll is here, I’d really appreciate it.
The Dark Tower V: Wolves of the Calla by Stephen King. I dearly love this world and how it occasionally bleeds over to our world as well as his other stories. Roland and his ka tet are going to help a village they’ve come across on their way to Thunderclap but, despite knowing how talented they are, I’m not sure how they’re going to swing this one.