Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Knitting and Gaming

Don't normally mix very well. Online gaming, that is. Mostly because you need both hands to play and to knit. You see, the new chapter of Guild Wars, called Factions, just came out this weekend and is hella cool. I love the graphics (seriously, I play the game to sight-see. It is truly a beautiful game), the design, the functionality, the THOUGHT that they put into this game. And, no monthly pay-to-play fee. Steve and I both bought the first chapter as soon as it came out (we each buy copies of games we like so we can play at the same time), and I've enjoyed it, but kind of dropped off playing because of knitting. I decided when the new chapter came out, I'd put it off, since I hadn't even come close to finishing the first one, but Steve got his copy of it and I got a chance to play it this weekend. I really love that game. Now I miss it. But I miss Rogue and Jaywalkers and KYOA Pi, too. So now I'm having this dilemma. Knit, or game? How to resolve this???

Oh, and look what was waiting at my front door when I got home last night:

I absolutely cannot wait to play with this sock yarn! I love the colors, and it is so soft! I don't really consider myself a yarn whore, but I was thisclose to using it for my next sock project. Then my Bearfoot started sulking quietly and I felt sorry for it and realized that I hadn't kept any of my promises to it (I've had it for about six months now and not touched it). So now the new yarn is balled up and resting comfortably (thanks to the new winder and swift), and the Bearfoot is near my elbow, patiently waiting for me to finish up the last couple inches and heel on Jay and finally, finally cast it on for something.

Oh, and I had this idea for another sweater yesterday...you SEE my problem?? So many patterns, so little time, and now another addiction is worming its way back in my head! Argghh!

Oh, and a random thought: The Last Five Years is a musical/opera (technically, there's no dialogue) everyone should see and a soundtrack everyone should have. It's short, sweet, and really makes you think about how relationships work. We did it here two years ago, and I have been in love with it ever since. I was listening to it on the way down to L.A. Sunday, and it's still in my head.

Gotta go sit through a production meeting and a check-in with my supervisor. Maybe one of these days she'll realize I'm not a student or intern anymore. Oh well. Knitting and playing later.

1 comment:

Coleen said...

I LOVE "The Last Five Years"!!! One of my favorites ever. Listen to it all the time. Actually, I love most of Jason Robert Brown's stuff. Yay!