So, dear readers, this is the cause of all that:
The Nightmare Arcade. (That is, Nightmare-like-the-comic themed. Because everything Rachel is horror and comics.)
We're going back over to the folk's house (AKA workshop) tonight, and I think we'll have most of the physical part finished. Save maybe drilling all the holes in the control panel top for the buttons.
This thing is a BEAST!
If you ever, EVER need to spray paint something black, or any color, buy Krylon Dual.
We painted a couple of pieces of furniture black before, but never with such ease! It covers really well, and the way the nozzle is designed makes it easy to press the sprayer button, too, so your finger doesn't die. Two or three coats = an amazing finish!
Someday I'll get that knitting needle post up. Until then, buy a can of this, and enjoy!