Sunday, August 28, 2011


I had another job interview that ended in rejection a few days ago and I've been wallowing in self-pity since. It's not attractive, but hopefully admitting it publicly on the internet will give me a kick in the ass to start doing real things again. My wallowing has taken the form of extreme avoidance of everything productive.

Go for a run? Nah, I'll just sit on the couch and eat chocolate.
Do more more job applications? Nah, I'll just look through all the patterns for semi-circular lace shawls on Ravelry for the 50th time - just to see if there's anything new since I last looked.
Cook dinner? Mmmm instant noodles. I'll pretend they are healthy by adding some frozen peas.
Fill out some bullshit tax forms for the US government that somehow apply to me even though I've never lived or had any income in the US? Hmmm, I'd rather bake some cookies.

Work on my lace cardigan neck-shaping? Knit heels on my stripey toe-up socks? Ugh, no... I'll just jump on the bandwagon.


Yes, I've started knitting hexipuffs. Wheee!


  1. Isn't that the coolest blanket? Looks like a fun way to use up stash yarn. Sending good luck job hunting vibes your way!

  2. Also being on the job hunt myself, I can completely relate... And I know it's trite to say, but don't give up! It seems like everyone is knitting the hexipuffs. They are just too cute and a great way to use up those leftover bits of sock yarn.

  3. mmmmm hexipuffs. better than heroin.

  4. Awesome! I'm totally hexipuffing myself! The bandwagon can definitely be a fun place. :)


  5. So cute, I love the hexipuffs :) I shall be enjoying them vicariously though, I have enough to work on without getting obsessed with these (and they do look like they'll be easy to get obsessed with!)

    I have some leftover brightly striped sock yarn (from my first socks), if you want me to send it over just email me your address and I'll chuck it in the post :)

  6. Good luck with the job hunting, I can relate to feeling totally discouraged, but I'm sure you'll get there! And I love hexipuffs, I'm so tempted to jump on the bandwagon myself.