Translating

It’s been ages. Between depression (finally got that stable thanks to the doctor), a sudden move (much more room but a ton of stress), and then Hurricane Harvey (Woo second floor apartment and perfect contentment to be stuck inside!) the urge to craft just hasn’t been around.

But I’m mostly unpacked at this point. My mood is much better now that I have a bit of breathing space and organization. I still need to buy a long shelf to re-home several things that used to live on my desk plus a bookcase. I also need to get the sewing machine fixed. But, other than that I’m pretty much done with the house set up, minus some decorating.

Speaking of decorating, this will be the first year in about 6 or 7 (if not longer) that I’ll be able to decorate. I’m not sure how that’ll work with cats but I’ll figure it out. I simply can’t wait to play with the pretties and see where things want to be.

But I have started working on the commission again. Yep, same one.

The astute will note that it was crochet and now it’s knit. Thus the translating. I’m switching this over, at least the main body. I think I’ll try to go back to crochet for the rest of it. This completely flummoxed me when it was crochet. I knew 100% that the number of stitches was right. I went down a hook size and tried to adjust my tension but it kept spiraling. So … knitting. I’m rather happy with how it’s looking so far.

Of course now that I have a full desk setup again I want to play all the games. I keep working my way through my Steam library and categorizing the games after I play a bit of them. I’ve been quite obsessed with Dungeons of Dreadmore lately though I’m starting to move more toward Torchlight simply so I can play Torchlight 2. It helps that Torchlight is fun too.

Plus, with the desk setup again it’ll be much easier to update the pictures on the site. So I’ll have to do that soon. There’s quite a few that I haven’t added to the site because it’s a little more complicated on a laptop with only a touchpad versus a full set up with mouse and keyboard.

I managed to work my way through a compilation of 68 Lovecraft stories. I ‘want’ to enjoy Lovecraft more but man! He’s entirely too verbose at times. I like the occasional story but clearly this many was simply too much one after the other. I’m finally onto some of the other books in my library. Currently I’m reading Traitor’s Masque by Kenley Davidson. It’s a re-imaging of Cinderella and the first in a series. So far it’s very enjoyable. I like the backstory she’s given our Cinderella and the prince, it’s unwinding perfectly. I’m pretty sure I’ll be checking out the rest in the series.

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WIP Wednesday: Another Hat

Knitting:
It’s not much to look at yet but it’s a start. Main color, contrast color, and cast on for a new hat.

Moving:
More boxes have been packed but there’s still more to do. I foresee a large purging of stuff quite soon. Meanwhile I’m going over tonight to pack more boxes.

Divorce:
It appears that I won’t even be able to file until late October. :sigh:

Gaming:
I finally logged into Star Wars The Old Republic for a bit and got my Sith Warrior up to 10. There’s no real appearance change so no picture.

Writing:
I wrote Love and Hate in Metal Form. The vote is community only, though there’s no cost to joining the community, if you wish to support me and leave a vote.

Reading:


M is for Magic edited by Neil Gaiman. Short stories is about what I can keep up with these days.

WIP Wednesday: Decreasing Beret

Knitting:
I’ve finally started the decreases to hopefully this will start going a little faster. I have verified that it fits me so that’s a plus.

Gaming:
I finally had a little time to play so I logged into XCom. I’ve also started playing Darksiders 2 on the PS3.

Moving:
The moving is going, though slowly as it’s across town to go pack things and it’s more sense making to go when I’ll have several hours and not waste gas,

Reading:

The Not So Secret Emails of CoCo Pinchard by Robert Bryndza. I’m trying to give it a chance, so far it hasn’t pulled me in.

WIP Wednesday: Beret … and Moving

Knitting:
I’ve managed to spend a bit of time on this despite working a convention this past weekend, but not a lot,

Moving:
Everything is in a state of chaos these days since I’m in the middle of a move. So far things are being nice and we’re able to amicably divide the things, so hopefully I’ll be renting a truck soon and just hauling all the boxes over at once.

Reading:

Wait for Me by Elisabeth Naughton. I haven’t had much time to read, but I manage a little here and there.