2016 Geek-A-Long: The Sims


The Sims is a life simulation video game done a la sandbox style without any real goals or plot other than to tell your Sim to go into the swimming pool and see what happens when you take away the ladder… and then you flirt with the Grim Reaper after her takes your boyfriend’s soul. Or maybe that’s just me?

The Sims is a great time sink for those of us with budding god complexes or people who want to play out such fantasies as not being able to go to work because there is a dirty plate in the doorway. I mean, where else can you dye your hair blue, spin around in sparkly circles and then POOF! have blue haired children? Also, it’d be really great if I could repair things around my own house by banging on it with a wrench a few times or play four games of chess and be qualified to get a job as a surgeon.


In all seriousness though, The Sims is fun and addicting. My baby sister and I played the hell out of Sims 1 and 2. We spent way too much time creating our Sims and then building our house. Our Sims pretty much did whatever they wanted while we put in cheat codes for more money so that we could build our mansions just so.

Even though it came out in 2014, I still haven’t gotten around to picking up and playing Sims 4. When it came out I was temporarily relegated to using a little netbook and then by the time I got my super sweet desktop, I was on to other games. But after thinking about all the times my baby sister and I ate Chinese food on Sunday afternoons while playing Sims and arguing about which guy our Sim should date, I’m starting to get the itch to grab a copy of it. Or, at the very least, dig out my copy of Sims 2.


Whether you’re knitting, crocheting, or cross stitching this square, you can download the The Sims pattern here. Instructions for both knit and crochet are listed in the pattern. When you’re finished making it, don’t forget to tweet or instagram your squares at me @jac_attacking or Megan-Anne @Doctor_Llama with the hashtag #geekalong!

If you’re having trouble with double-sided knitting, we have a how-to video here and a tutorial on crochet here. Want to hang out with other people making the blanket? You can find moral support in the Geek-A-Long group on Ravelry here.

~ Jac
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