Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Guild Wars 2!

There are many momentous things happening right now, but perhaps one of the most highly-anticipated (in my little sphere of the interwebs) is the imminent release of Guild Wars 2.

Now, ironically, this game doesn't even have a release date yet.  But like the brainwashed little lemmings we all are we've gone out and pre-purchased the whole shebang just so that we can have a chance to get a glimpse of this game for ourselves in this weekend's Beta event.  Will this game actually live up to all the hype?  I hope so. My biggest concern is with how guilds will function there, and whether there will be any type of alliance functionality.  As far as I'm concerned, the easier they make it for people to connect with each other in-game, the better.  To all my guildies, I hope to see you this weekend!

In other news, I bought a sewing machine.  I know!  Aren't you excited?  My yarn stash has been languishing on the shelf, while my fabric stash has been growing increasingly bigger.  It certainly didn't help when I found out that The Cloth Shop was moving to Granville Island and had their whole store on sale.  This knitting blog might morph into a quilting blog at this rate.  Below is a small wall hanging I made over Christmas (yes, it's sideways... feel free to rotate your head).  It was my first experience with paper piecing, and though that part went ok, the whole 'sewing in a straight line' part could use some work.  I should have more opportunities for practice on my new machine  =)

Oh, and did I mention that I graduated and went to New Zealand?  Y'know, penguins and kiwis and mountains and glaciers.  I'll post up some photos in a bit!  Highlights included seeing two different species of penguins in the wild, spending a whole month with my sister, and celebrating my mom's 60th birthday with an epic homemade meal!  Vacations are awesome, but vacations with people you love are the best  ^_^