Sunday, April 29, 2012

Lists, lists, lists

Still working on that Rick Rack scarf, still too scared of DPNs to start the mitts I have queued. I did try casting on, but I was worried I was going to snap the needles with my extraordinarily tight stitching. Then I had a knitting crisis (filling my weekly quota) and decided I needed to go back several levels and deal with my tension. This article on Knitty was pretty helpful. I don't know whether I was actually pulling the yarn tight after every stitch or not, but I definitely tend to wrap the working yarn pretty tightly around several fingers. So I loosened up, and suddenly the scarf I'm working on felt a lot less tortured, and I worked on it through a whole two-hour movie without feeling like I was developing arthritis. Loosening up: it's good for you.

Also started this little cute dragon. I haven't gotten far yet, but it's turning out much smaller than I imagined - which is good. I like small things.

My main project, though, has been crafting epic to-do lists for our upcoming move. I have so many things to do and so many lists to consult that I think I need a list of lists, to make sure I don't forget anything. I am looking forward to a quiet summer and hoping my sanity rejoins me at that point.

Leave me alone, my garden needs tending.

In the meantime, I've gotten back into playing Glitch. It's a browser-based MMO, although that's just a very basic definition. I started playing in the fall and went away after a month or so. Now I'm back, because the best remedy for having way to many lists and to-dos is to play a game that consists mostly of giving me quests and tasks to do. Seriously, it's a nice to ignore all the stuff I have to think about and feel like I'm actually getting stuff done, even if that stuff is just petting trees and nibbling pigs and donating things to giants (it's an odd game).

And when that doesn't do it for me, I hop into Skyrim and bash heads with my warhammer.

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