I LOVE Getting Mail

I love getting mail – it has always left me with a really happy feeling inside, but I ESPECIALLY like getting soft squishy yarn mail. I’m expecting quite a few packages and since our mail is very slow, it’s taking a long time to get here. So far I have received the amazing squishy sparkle yarn pictured above – a prize from my recent participation in a knit in public day. I didn’t do it in “public” so much as my back yard because hey, covid, but I still managed to have RNG in my favour this one time.

I’m pretty sure I’m going to turn this into socks, but I’m not sure if I want to hand knit them or machine knit them. Speaking of – I’m expecting a Brother KH-930 to show up (along with an 830 ribber) in the near future. I can’t WAIT to try it out. I hope it all arrives in good condition.

I’m also expecting a few fiber bats, and more yarn. BRING ON THE MAIL!


1/2 a pair – completed!

I’ve made two previous attempts at socks – the first one was a disaster, the second one less of a disaster and this is the results of the third one! An actual sock, that I can wear. Not perfect, I dropped a lot of stitches from the toe, and I didn’t knit it long enough so I hand-stitched a toe onto it, but it’s a functional awesome sock, and I’m really quite proud of it.

Now I need to knit up the second one. This is done in knitpicks felici yarn, so it’s nice and soft, and I just love it.


Wurm Online – Day 6

I doesn’t LOOK like I got a lot done today, because the deed looks mostly the same – but I did make a lot of bricks, and attached a lot of bricks to a guard tower that I have over by my mine door. I don’t have a guard hired (trying to keep the cost of my deed down) so I am hoping this will help when it comes time to fight the greenish trolls and scorpions that keep invading my place.


Profits

I can’t say I’ve been playing very steadily, but I AM enjoying watching the graph go up (it will take a few dips, I need to pay for some accounts coming up). My goal is to hit gold cap on one character before Shadowlands comes out. Why? No real reason, it’s just a goal I set for myself. Will I obtain it? I’m honestly not sure. I’ve been swaying to and from gaming lately, I’ve not been feeling the greatest and I’m pretty tired some days so I end up staring into space not doing much of anything. Hopefully it’s just the heat and summer that has me down.

Happy gaming, no matter where you find yourself!


FINALLY – A Warrior Joins the Ranks

Thanks to the summer sale, I now have a 120 warrior to add to my alt army. I’ve WANTED a warrior for quite some time, but I just couldn’t seem to level one up. I’m really excited now that I’ve got one. I am hoping to use her for farming dungeons, so I’m gearing up (SLOW process) getting my cloak done, and all that good stuff.


Dragonstone Shawl Update

It’s a muddled mess of silk lace and merino garter, but my shawl is coming along, and it’s starting to get a little heavy when I pick it up! I like the added weight, and I hope it hangs nice once it’s done. For now it’s hard to tell anything, lace doesn’t look nice on the needles, it needs blocking, but it is a nice relaxing knit. I still have many more rows to go, knitting this many stitches in lace is a slow process.


Wurm Online – Day 3

It was bound to happen sooner or later. The lure of Wurm is just too great, even for me. With the newly announced Steam Servers coming July 24th I had to jump in and check on my old characters. Once I did that, I of course had to get myself premium, and what good is premium if you don’t have a deed…. The rest is history.


Back to Making Gold

As always, I bounce around through the summer and then settle right where I left, which in this case, is World of Warcraft. I’m multiboxing 5 accounts, making gold, and have no clear goal in mind. I’m thinking of boosting a warrior because I’ve always wanted one, and we’ll just see from there!


Foundation

Pictured above is my latest obsession, the textile section of ‘foundation’ a game I recently picked up on the summer steam sale. Well, my husband picked it up for me as a gift.

If you’ve ever played Banished before then you will already be familiar with how to play Foundation, because the two play almost similarly. So far the main differences (besides graphics) is that in foundation your town acts more like a town, you train soldiers and can send them out on missions (I’ve lost a few townsfolk that way so far) and there’s more ‘stuff’ at the base game. For Banished I found I needed to have mods to expand the base gameplay.

This game IS in early access, and has been for some time, but it’s a fun little play especially since it’s on sale right now. I’m hoping that it continues to be developed, I’ve been burned by early access games in the past. In the meantime, I feel like I’m at least getting my monies worth from it so far. The graphics are cute (and detailed) and so far at least there isn’t a lot of ‘bad’ going on. I’m not sure if that’s because of a setting some place or what, but it makes for good casual gaming where I can just sit and watch the world grow.


Dragonstone Shawl Update

I’m on the last part of my shawl, which is two alternating rows of a 4 stitch lace repeat. It’s easy enough to memorize, but the stitches are tricky to pick up with my wooden needles, and there’s over 400 stitches so it takes quite a bit of time to get a single row done. Right now I’ve just started row 4/30. I’m also working with silk which has its own issues (like being even more slippery, being thick and thin, and some splitting). I’m hoping it will add a long luxurious ruffle to this shawl once it’s completed.

The thing with lace is that it’s always difficult to see how it’s going and what the pattern will look like until you’ve actually finished the piece and blocked it. Before that point it just looks like a mushed up collection of yarn. I’m liking the two colours together more now than before, and I can actually pick out the mosaic pattern better. Here’s hoping the rest of this shawl doesn’t take too long. Saturday is the start of Tour de Fleece, and I’m hoping to get a sweaters worth of spinning done – we’ll just have to see.