This thread is for telling stories of crafting: farming mats & recipes, burning hammers & sci-forges, the great disappointments, the desired +2 and the rare +3.
So after a week of on-off farming, I got Viola CW recipe. Wait for resources to restock. Decide to farm 2-1-4 for resources. Get Royal Dagger recipe on first try.
Crack out a weapon hammer and buy a forge. Want +2 Royal Dagger first (because so much cheaper), then aim for +2 Happiness. Get dagger objective, run out of wood while doing Happiness.
Decide to do Elmi's CQ to get wood (no it's not the most time-efficient). Get Elmi's CW recipe right away (probably 12th attempt at CQ overall). Craft it once: it's a +2.
Few minutes left on forge, rampage through 1-7-3 with Maria (plot-wise, she summoned these banshees). Scrape together enough wood for one last craft: get +2 Happiness (Purge Impact).
Now I need to decide what to +3 first: Viola CW or Elmi CW. My Ruler Sword is still at +2 but that's just not a priority.