I’m really boring

So I have decided to start paying more attention to my blog and to tell you the truth, my life isn’t that interesting. I don’t punch polar bears or jump out of planes playing the ukulele. I’m just Sunny. (My name should tell you my personality. If I a more badass person, my name would be Maxine Dynamite.) I spend my days looking up scholarships and grants for school. (And loan repayment options.) Then job hunting and filling out online applications. Then I swatch and make spreadsheets for whatever design I have floating in my head. Then I read. (Lately I have been reading about Marie of Romania.) Sometimes I play video games on Steam.

I think somebody complained about how blithely I write and it’s true. I try to bounce back from things as quickly as possible. To me the longer something stays a problem, the more likely it is to fester and get worse.  I’m also one of those people when something upsets me, I get upset then I format a plan. It’s just how I roll. (Sideways! Because sometimes people push me over.)

I think I’ll go back to writing once a week because there is really not much in my mundane life. But hey, it my be mundane but it’s my life.

Also, I would like to thank our armed forces for doing what they do. I salut you!


Edited: I also like to mess with trolls every once in a while.

Like this:

Dear Sir,

From what I gathered from your long message is that you are angry and upset, and quite possibly have a learning disability. I just want to say that my heart sincerely goes out to you. First and for most, I want to tell you that your message has no structure and if you want to get your point across you might want to address that issue. The more structured the message, the clearer the message will be.

If you don’t mind, I would like to help you be a better troll. What I would do if I were you would start off by making an outline. It doesn’t have to be too detailed but start off with your main topic. I gather you want to kill me. What a wonderful and board topic!

Now, the first paragraph should be why. Once you have listed the why, list supporting arguments. Remember to refrain from using fallacies and begging the question. You want the supporting argument as tight as your mom’s asshole.

Next what I would list is the how. Now, I from what I read, the how is very impersonal. I simply do not feel that you truly want to kill me. How you can make it more personal is to use my personal fears. As a very neurotic person, I have quite a few. Why don’t you try playing off my fear of drowning or being burned alive? I am also afraid of chainsaws, trains, clowns, eighteen wheelers, mannequins, elevators, chimpanzees, and mimes.

I hope that this email will help you out and you will write me back soon. I look forward to it.

Sincerely, Sunny.


Go outside

It’s nice and especially where I am at. It’s been shorts and tank top weather for quite some time now. I wanted to make a knitted tank top but I ran out of cotton yarn. (I keep mostly wools in my stash.)
I hope everybody is enjoying their memorial day weekend. I have been using mine to make swatches. I have a few patterns still floating in my head and people to contact about yarn support. Oh! In case you haven’t noticed Ellie is available for free! (Until the 11th. Kind of my summer give-away for you reading my blog) It includes a picture tutorial to make the band.

Bills, bills, bills

It seems that I managed to get some good news and bad news in the past week. Good news is that my sister moved in! I now have a roomie and I won’t be so lonely and it will make rent much more manageable. That and my sister is very happy to be away from our Dragon Lady mother. (That and I can test out recipes on her.)

The bad news is that I still have to deal with student loans. It seems that I am not the only one. My friends are dealing with them as well and some of the interest rates are really high. I am really trying to figure out how to pay them off especially since I have been strapped for cash lately. All my money goes to rent, utilities, and food. (When the snow storm hit this winter, I got two very, very high power bills and that drained quite a bit of my savings.) I wonder if there are any grants or programs to help since I am going back to school this fall and working.

Let me know if you guys know of anything.

I have been lazy

I’m sorry I have neglected my blog. I have been so lazy lately. Well, not quite. I have still been filling out job applications and cleaning my house. (My fridge really needed it after that 5 day black out.) I finished a hat pattern but I have yet to get any pictures of it. I have some work in progress pictures though, but none of it truely completed.

I just need to add a button to it

It's very slouchy

Right now I am reading the pattern and checking for errors. (Making another one too!) I know that not every pattern will be error-free but I hate to think of the confusion that might arise from me not being thorough.

Also, my friend, Austin, came to visit. I’m was really happy to have him around for a few days. I spent the time testing recipes on him. (I don’t think he minded.) I also got to give him part of his early birthday present. (One of it was a cowl. The other is supposed to be a stuffed companion cube toy.)

I am also thinking about doing a steeked sweater to use up some of the yarn I have. (I have half a skein here and there in DK weight that I can use.) I have an idea.

I’m back!

For those who don’t watch the news, my neck of the woods got hit pretty badly by some tornados not too long ago. Luckily, I was not hurt and survived it mostly unscathed and I didn’t lose any loved ones. I count that as a huge blessing. I did lose power for almost a week, and during that time I was disconnected from technology, I knitted. I also mulled over some thoughts and ideas. Some of it was somewhat of an internal reflection of who I think I am, who I show the world, and who I really am. These reflections usually came really late at night when I peered out of my window looking at the stars.

I though about who I was right now and who I want to be. In those dark hours I decided that if I didn’t get a full time job soon, I would go back to school. Hopefully, I could sell some patterns to pay a few bills and what not. When I got power back, I applied to a local community college for the fall semester and checked out the deadlines for designs for Tension and Tangled magazine. (I’m not ready to try to submit to Knitty yet.) I started designing more patterns, some with unusual design constructions. So my room is a mess. There is paper scattered across the floor and hanks of yarn hanging from my doorknobs. (I don’t have a yarn swift.)