Stitchy McYarnpants

Confessions of a husband-neglecting, cat-shooing, yarn-hoarding knitaholic. But in a good way.

Tuesday, March 01, 2005

Royal Rainbow!

Thanks for all the great feedback on the MOKS! I really need to get better about responding to comments individually. Please know that I do read them and love them and always visit everyone’s blogs if they leave an address. My Bloglines list is huge, so I’m reading!

It seems like Trashy McNopants is the gal you all love to hate (or totally relate to). Everyone has a Trashy in their family, don’t they? For some of you, it’s YOU! Ha, I love it!

Well, Patternworks never happened on Sunday. My mother-in-law decided not to come because she didn’t want to get stuck in the snowstorm on her way back to NY on Monday. We ended up just meeting my parents in Manchester (a good halfway point between our houses and my parents – as well as my home town!) We went to Buffet King. Or King Buffet. Either way, there was a ton of food. It was mostly Chinese, but there was also, pizza, lasagna, roast beef, and peel-n-eat shrimp (which my mother was kind enough to help me peel because the little feet were grossing me out in a big way. Is a mother’s work ever done?). It was like a cruise on dry land. And since Jon and I are going on a cruise in two weeks, we figured it would be good to get some practice. My dad is the master and showed us how it was done. Apparently, slow and steady wins the race. He very carefully filled his plate on each visit in order to maximize buffet experience. By the time he got to the cream puffs, he had done some serious work. Nice job, dad!

There has also been a very little knitting going on and this is why. Don’t worry about getting the language packs for this site, it works if you hit “Cancel” when it asks. This is the weirdest, cutest, funnest, most addictive video game ever. Well, besides Ratchet and Clank. But it’s totally different than that. It’s got crazy graphics, makes absolutely no sense, and has so many odd details that you can’t look away. The premise if that you are a prince and your father is some other-wordly king. He gets a little tipsy one night and knocks all the stars out of the sky. He feels really bad about it and sends you off with a small sticky ball (the katamari). You must roll this ball around the world and pick things up with it. You start by picking up little stuff like cookies and thumbtacks, then work your way up to pineapples, penguins, sumo wrestlers, fences, buildings, and giant squid. The king will use these balls of stuff to rebuild the stars. Makes no sense, right? But damn is it ever fun! It’s full of insane imagery, sugary Japanese pop songs, and hilarious beratings from the king when your katamari is too small. I played for way too long on Sunday, then as I was reading a magazine later, I was rolling up the words in my head as I read them. I can’t recommend this game enough. Just get it.

And here is a crafty girl who loves it too. She loves it so much, she crochets about it! These hats looks exactly like the sticky ball before you get chestnuts and elephants stuck to it. Jon found this page and was all excited that another knitter liked the game, too. It was very cute. (yes, he considers knitting and crocheting the same thing, and that’s fine by me).


Blogger Bookish Wendy said...

Dude, that's the second time I've heard about that silly game. Now I'll HAVE to try it.

Can you come out and play with us Thursday night?!

3/01/2005 12:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Ryan said...

We are currently playing Ratchet and Clank. Fantastic game!! Can't get enough of it!Q When we get tired of R&C, we play Tak II which is equally good. And now you've got me all curious about Katamari, darn it!

3/01/2005 06:34:00 PM  
Blogger Jess said...

I -love- Katamari Damacy! And those hats are the best!! ^_^ Thanks for the link -- I'm glad I found you.

3/01/2005 10:28:00 PM  
Blogger Stephanie said...

Seriously Stitchy - You are one evil woman. Not only are you a dangerous yarn enabler but now you have become a brain cell sucking computer game pusher. I don't know whether to hate you or worship you. I guess I will let you know after a few hours of playing Katamari!

3/02/2005 08:19:00 AM  
Blogger amy said...

Have you been to Patternworks before? I'm from Vermont and my sister and I made our first trip over a few weekends ago. It was so wonderful!

I don't recommend the knitty noddy I got. The inside of the dool isn't sanded at all and the yarn I pull through gets frayed! Plus, the little crappy thing is too difficult to use.

3/02/2005 08:38:00 AM  
Blogger Witchypooh Lynne said...

Thanks for all the giggles. Your family is like mine - we put the FUN in DisFUNctional :)

I can hardly wait for the next installment.

3/02/2005 11:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Vanessa said...

I LOVE that game, and I'm not really a game player otherwise!
Here's some more crafty katamari damacy fun: enjoy reading your stuff. Thanks!

3/03/2005 11:55:00 AM  
Blogger Sarah said...

Aha! I am not the only knitter who finds herself suddenly addicted to something non-yarn related!!!!

I LOVE THAT GAME! My sis bought it on a whim... I mean too wierd to resist! The clerk who rang her up tried to convince us NOT to buy it! "You realize what you do in this game, right? All you do is roll a ball around a get stuff stuck to it..." ALL YOU DO?!?! Little did I know this has turned out to be ALL I WANT TO DO!

:) Have fun.


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