After bragging for days about how I'm the only one in my household who hadn't caught the cold that was going around, now I have it. =_=
So this weekend I was completely useless. I sat on my ass and worked on Tempting I. After doing numerous gauge swatches I ended up having to go down to #6 needles (the pattern calls for #8) but they are bamboo and lovely! Trying to keep those 144 cast-on stitches from getting twisted when I joined the round was the worst part! Kristen and I had to wrestle the needle to the ground and pin it down until we got them straightened out. The needle was naturally twisted into a coil. I wonder if I should've soaked the plastic part in hot water to remove the kinks?
Here's what I've done so far. I'm using Knit Picks Merino Style yarn in Iris and there's the ribbon I picked out:
::blows nose, making a loud honking sound::
Now that I'm done with CoM I decided to give Sword of Mana for the GBA a try. Kristen finished it a long time ago. The music is not great (well, it's a remake of a Gameboy game, after all) but the graphics are nice and I'm liking the story so far. BUT! The English translation is god-awful, full of annoying slang and lame jokes from the 1990s, even though it came out in 2003! I would really, really like to play the Japanese version but only PlayAsia has it and for $58, which is a ridiculous price for a Gameboy Advance game. =_=
Count Lee is the spitting image of Dist from TOA. O_O
I've also begun to sample Suikoden V (Japanese version) which I got a while ago. Of all the import games I've played it's probably one of the most difficult to understand (the text is blurry and tiny!) but it's worth it! It's rekindling my love of the series, and contrary to my expectations the voice-acting isn't half-bad.