So the other shoe dropped. The layoff is official. You can read all about it here. Husbeast been been laid off from his latest game design job along with six hundred and ninety-nine people. For those of you keeping track that is layoff number four due to project cancellation and corporate reshuffling since 2012. It was hard for me to even remember when the first layoff was because there have been so many of them.
That's four times my family has had health insurance gaps. It's four times that my husband has not had any shipped titles to his name. It's four times that we've had to worry about money. We've gone from beginning to buy a house to moving in with my mother in law. I bet I'm starting to sound like a skipping cd track, but when this happens to you four times you become a little disenchanted with the state of the game industry.
For now we're lucky. Due to the size of the layoff the company is required to provide paid notice and a severance, which is better than the two weeks of severance given to us by another company. We're lucky because there are already other options on the horizon. Keep your fingers crossed for us.
I'm knitting my husband a pair of socks to make him feel better:
For a knitter, knitting a pair of socks can soothe just about any wrong. It's the chicken soup of knitting.
Last week I forgot to include my list of projects. Let's take a look and see what that looks like:
So here's my progress for the year!
- Textured Shawl (60% done)
- Poang chair cover (5% done)
- Chris Socks (25% done)
- Older Boy Cardigan
- Younger Boy Cardigan
- That Knitted Cuff Thing
- Dahlia Cardigan (40% done)
Mitered Block Blanket (100% done.)
Hannah Hat #2 100% done
Christmas Socks #2 (100% done)
Pepperberry Knits Hat (100% done)
Holden Shawlette (100% done)
Christmas Socks #1 (100% done)
What's new with your knitting?