Thursday, March 22, 2012

A lack of knitting

(If you missed knitting on Wednesday, you might not know that boy bands are making a comeback. This was basically the best news Katharine had ever heard)

I'm going to distract you from the fact that I don't have any new SnB photos to post by sharing some pictures of my dogs when they were puppies. Plus I kind of miss them right now. 

They were so sweet as puppies! 

Baron and Dad, co-napping. They have the same color hair!
Obligatory Santa pic
Benny was as adorable as his father (who is Baron, if you're not up to speed with my dogs' genealogy).

Probably why we picked him

This captures the dog I'm familiar with
They're still moderately adorable these days. Mostly they do this: 

Or this: 

And occasionally I'm lucky enough to receive picture messages like this one:

Now that I think about it, I don't think I ever requested an explanation.
You don't even miss the knitting pictures, amiright?!? (Apologies, I'll be more diligent at next week's meeting!)

I run a knitting blog, but I haven't been doing a lot of knitting. During the last Stitch 'n Bitch meeting I spent the majority of the time untangling a ball of yarn. I'd say I'm working on the hat for my sister still, but honestly it has just been sitting neglected in the corner of my room. Like a few of my friends, I'm in full fledged "I'm graduating and I don't really know what I'm doing after May 5th" mode. After several applications went unanswered (believe me, not hearing anything is worse than hearing no) I'm basically a ball of nerves. My friend Donald is in a similar boat, and we often discuss a need to eat pancakes and cry (I don't even like pancakes very much and it still seems like a good idea!).

 I know you're all fascinated by this peek into my psyche, but I swear I'm going to bring it all back around to knitting. Because that's what I SHOULD be doing! Knitting has calmed my nerves countless times before, yet here I am flat-out avoiding it. My current evening routine involves compulsively checking my email and every ecology job board I know until I push it all aside to escape into whichever television show Netflix has recommended for me. I think I've avoided knitting because I do some of my best thinking while knitting and, frankly, the future isn't something I want to think about right now. 

But personal crisis aside, my sister still deserves a hat! So this weekend I'm going to make an attempt to knit a few rows. This should be easier since I'll be camping with my mammalogy class and unable to mindlessly watch television. Who knows, I might even finish the damn thing!