My Plan to Survive 2018 – Knitting & Pathfinder

Gotta say, 2018 has been a bit rough so far….

Let’s start with our car being SET ON FIRE on NEW YEAR’S EVE by some nice people playing with fireworks.  Yup.  Not Joking.  Here’s a picture:

No, really.  That’s our car.

Needless to say, that caused an interesting beginning to the new year!  One might say we started the new year with a BANG!!!  Get it!?!  Wanna guess how many times that joke has been made now? A lot.

On the plus side, no one was injured, and we got a new car!  With seat warmers!  I will never go back to a car without them.  Even when summer comes around I plan on blasting the AC but sitting on a toasty seat!

Looking back, the rest of the year hasn’t been that bad.  Just normal life stressors.  So much to do, so little time!

Anyway, the two things that I’m relying on to keep me sane, as explained in the title of this post are knitting and Pathfinder.

Mumsy taught me to knit when I was a kid, and I never really stopped.  If you’ve never knitted before, I recommend giving it a try.  There are countless instructional videos available online to help you get started.  Back to the point though, knitting is making me especially happy this year!  It’s an activity that requires brain power, but not too much.  Plus, I love the act of creating something, especially something that can have a practical use, like a blankie or a scarf (I only knit square/rectangular things).

If you don’t know what Pathfinder is, you are missing out!  You’re also obviously not a nerd like me.  Or at least not a TTRPG nerd.  TTRPG stands for Tabletop Role Playing Game, in case ya didn’t know.  Pathfinder is a TTRPG.  Isn’t learning fun!  So, I play Pathfinder, along with Boyfriend and Mumsy.  We sit around with some other close friends and roleplay to tell an exciting fantasy story.  It’s all the fun of acting without the pressure of auditioning!

This post feels a bit scatterbrained, but I’m just gonna go with it.  Conclusions:  Life can be hard, but you gotta find the Happy!  Right now, for me, that means knitting and Pathfinder.  Creating something with my hands, and playing pretend with friends.  Sounds pretty good to me.

Much Love,

Ms. B.

7 thoughts on “My Plan to Survive 2018 – Knitting & Pathfinder”

  1. Since the car jokes have been made, allow me to pun upon the knitting part – So you say you’re hanging on by a thread? har har har Here’s to a brightening of 2018 as you continue to look for the best <3

  2. Pathfinder! I think I want to try it now. Came to your blog from the Tom Woods Show, nice to find another nerd out there who’s trying to make a difference! Keep on fighting the good fight!

  3. I tried crocheting to start the new year. I was so excited to knit caps and vests for my niece’s little doggy. I thought it would be easy, I thought I would pick it up and start making things right away. Then I told myself to just try to make a coaster, start small, set achievable goals, still nothing. My yarn just sits there haunting me, taunting me, reminding me of my failure. Sometimes I think giving up is the only thing I am any good at. Then I go and try again, ugh!

    1. It is not you, it is the craft. One of the first lessons about knitting and crocheting is that you’re going to have to start over. A lot. I made The Boyfriend a blanket a couple of years ago. It was well past three feet in length, and I dropped a stitch! I didn’t touch it for months because I was so cranky! When I finally did, I had to rip out row after row. However, I was able to get it sorted out, and eventually finished the blanket!

      So, I believe you can conquer that yarn pile! Don’t forget the power of online instructional videos! And if all else fails, you can always set the yarn on fire, and thus purge yourself of it’s haunting gaze!

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