Wednesday, February 2, 2011


Today is not going very well.
Chunky is being extra bad: he's opening cabinets, eating magnets, and he even pulled down an orchid! So I put him on mini-time out and gave him a frowny face, but it didn't stop him from being bad. Finally he took a nap on my lap but the second I put him down he woke up and screamed.

And screamed. And screamed.

I have homework to do, like a ton. I have to write an essay, do a collage about stereotypes, and do a bunch of math problems. Like I can weild scissors, write an essay and graph ineuqualities while the chunky's trying to dig in the garbage can. On top of this, the printer isn't working.

This is like the only day I have to work on this stupid collage and I can't get anything done! I'm just so stressed out right now and nobody wants to hear me complain so I might as well complain to you, blogggity blog blog....

Knitting news:
I cast on for the 2nd cupcake hat and got 5 inches into it before I decided the gauge was too loose and I had to frog it.
I picked up the stitches for the 2nd mitten and got a few inches done. Then I had to tear back to fix a mistake.
CPH is still on the needles: I have to do the hood and stuff but it's so large and cumbersome now.

I've started knitting the Smitten Holiday Garland for next christmas. I have 5 mittens so far, but for some reason 2 have come out much larger than the first 3.... I don't think I'm going to try to fix it. I think I'll just let it be.

The little ones are so cute.

I also knitted Vyvyan this hat. It's a great pattern but I picked a larger size and so I had to fold it up. Pattern found here
Here is the completed first mitten.
And that's about it for my life.
I wish my printer would work so I could finish this stupid project.

We had to pick a stereotype and do a collage with our face and then things that represent certain aspects of the stereotype. So we're basically putting one aspect of ourselves, to the extreme, on paper. I chose "knitter." I know that's not a stereotype, you don't have to tell me. But the teacher used it multiple times as an example, probably because I happened to be sitting there knitting in class. If you're "the person that's always knitting" then that's unfortunately going to be your stereotype.

So I have images that represent the following "knitterly" traits: smart, patient, nice, old lady, thrifty, old-fashioned, cat lady, creative, and so on.
And so each thing has to have an image that we add to the collage.
It's just really stupid though what if there are contradictions within the stereotype. For example, people think knitters are smart. Somehow, even though knitting is the simplest thing in the world and you don't even have to know how to read to do it, people think knittings means you're clever. Yet at the same time, people think knitting is stupid because you can buy socks for $2 at walmart.

Also, how am I supposed to portray "patient" as an image? That's one thing people always say "Wow, I could never do that, I don't have the patience." I just smile and keep knitting because I'm too impatient to explain to them that the reason I have to knit in the first place is that I'm too impatient to just sit and wait for class to start.

Still stressed out. So much for blogging helping me. School tomorrow. Waste of a day today.

Oh, also? Pocket has a tumor. It's about the size of a walnut. Going to the vet on Friday, but I don't know how much it will be to remove it. I had to call 4 different vets before I found one that sees rats!

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