Yeah it's been a week. There were barbecues to attend and the world's most lethal bbq baked beans to make and devour and soooo much brisket and potato salad and oh sweet deity the desserts. Anyone else hungry now?
So nothing has been going on. No, seriously. I have allowed myself to become immersed in Guild Wars this week. Not that it wasn't bad before, mind you. I have been playing this game since last October but it was in beta testing and could only be played one weekend a month. Now it's live and it's sucking up every free moment I have. Granted, this game went live in April and it was pretty consuming then. Of course, most of you are sitting out there not really giving a two bit shit about Guild Wars except maybe my new friend Lee Ann (Welcome to the blog, Ms. Hotwheels!) who is getting sucked into World of Warcrap...errmmm...Warcraft. (It's a friendly poke. Calm down. Tell Spiff it's ok.) She'd understand how consuming it is because I think, like me, she has lost her DH to it. It's rather difficult to work yarn while spellcasting and healing and making sure that next group of monsters isn't sneaking up on you. Not to mention trying to keep an eye on chat and deciphering all the leet speak. For those of you not conversant in leet, it looks a little something like this:
Player1: OMG WTF u n00b! u suxx0rz. u m@d3 m3 di3z!
Player2: OMG LOL u g0t pwned. that b0ss pwnz u
Player1: STFU n00b. my s\/\/0rdz > you O_o
Player2:LOL GG Cry
Which translates roughly into:
Player1: Your inexperience has caused my character to pass away.
Player2: Wow, I can't believe that high level character killed you so quickly.
Player1: I don't appreciate you implying that I am not a good player. I should take my high level sword and kill you.
Player2: Oh you are too funny. That would end the game and make me sad.
Yeah, it's pretty hard to find players who can string together a coherent sentence. Sadly enough, you get used to it. It actually cracks me up most of the time.
In yarn news, I have nothing, I repeat NOTHING, on either hook or needle. I have boxes of yarn sitting in there neglected. I am at a serious project block. I have no WIPs, no UFOs, and nothing in mind. I need an intervention!! I don't make sweaters cuz ummm....well it would just take too much yarn. I really should be making more stuff for the Dulaan project, but I have so much stuff to find boxes for now it's insane.
I was trying to use my leftover Cascade 220 from Sophie to make a small argyle pillow. I suck ass at argyle. It's loose and frumpy and not at all appealing. I have no idea how to hold 3 strands of yarn to get it done. I can knit and purl, people. So, I am taking drastic measures. I am going to teach my self some serious knitting just like I did crochet. A Sampler Afghan. *Dun dun duuuuuuun* I got myself a stitch a day calendar thingy that I saw on someone's blog (I don't remember where, but you know who you are and this is all your fault.) and I'm gonna start making squares, I think. No, I am not gonna make 365 freakin squares. Although, they might become dishclothes for friends and family because I may not wanna join all those damn squares. You know the reasoning behind that. Don't make me go there. But I did the same thing to learn crochet. I made all these different granny squares using the same 3 colors and it made the most beautiful afghan. It went to my MIL. I really need to get a picture of it and post it. The edging is gorgeous. You'd like it, I promise.
So, am I in a rut or what? What's the solution people? The first one who says socks gets banned, I swear. Should I work on my technique and make squares for afghan, future gifts? Should I take my lazy ass to my LYS and get the silk I was talking about and make a shawl? Should I cast on the mohair/wool blend my MIL gave me and learn lace? (Yeah, she rocks. I'll give you a pic of it later.) Suggestions welcome, the threat still stands. :)
Hope everyone has a good day!