I have mostly been in Hyrule….

I have mostly been in Hyrule….

Alas, I bought a Nintendo switch on a whim on release night. So I have mostly been in Hyrule failing to overcome my hand-eye co-ordination issues. No, I haven’t done any divine beasts yet. I’m trying to see how many towers I can get before having to commit. I’m really only here for the cooking music.

HouseKeeping…

Not actual housekeeping. Heck no. That would involve pledge and dusters and the dyson, and too many flights of stairs. I’m not saying I shouldn’t tidy up, but I came to sit at my desk to start cleaning it, in order to move it closer to the radiator to keep my toes warm when at sewing machine or computer, and just shifted the teetering heap to one side, put warm socks on instead and fired up the iMac. ( I refer you to http://20px.com/blog/2013/09/06/a-field-guide-to-procrastinators and invite you to guess which sort ) So, this is virtual housekeeping ( except I already logged into wow, did my auctions, collected my resources and did my garrison missions. FarmVille with orcs.  So not that sort of virtual ), in which i get rid of a load of old wordpress plugins & pages that I dont want, delete a pile of themes i installed on … Continue reading

hooked!

There was a long discussion the otherday about what, exactly, one calls a crochet-er. Which doesnt sound right. Crocheteer? Crochet-er ? I voted for hooker, which was surprisingly unpopular with the masses. Can’t imagine why. As you may gather from this, I decided that I wasnt going to mess my wrists up with NaNoWriMo this year. Heck no. Instead I have resumed crochet. Because who needs carpal tunnels anyway? I started small, in october, with a few balls of yarn from my mum’s old stash, and a packet of hooks from amazon, plus my old metal ones. Then I visited strontian with the parental units, and found http://theclippersheep.com . Yarn was purchased. recycled sari silk to be precise. And a wooden hook 7mm. And then I got Stitch and bitch crochet from amazon which led me further into misadventure. Then hobbicraft was having a three-for-the-price-of-two sale on yarn. So, anyway, … Continue reading

goggles and cogs

I suspect this is brought on by having spent some considerable time reading Girl Genius, [ Online, PDF comics, and printed novels ] and a lifelong love of taking things apart, and sometimes putting them back together again, but I am starting to drift steampunk-wards, with an affectation towards the mad-scientist part. My suspicions were mostly confirmed at christmas, when I managed to, er, convince several members of my team at work that they should wear festive hats adorned with assorted minion labels. They even wore them when I wasn’t in the office. [ I do have photo’s, but it would be unfair to share them ] I’ve also been doing some sterling work on my maniacal/evil laugh, lusting after various gadgets and gizmo’s on both Warehouse 13 AND Sanctuary, and have been dusting off my corsets. ( Neice A is also showing leanings in this direction ) It was … Continue reading