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Sunday, June 29, 2008

The Week In Review

Here we are with the weekly update. Notice how it's changed from the bi-monthly to the weekly? Aren't you impressed?

So. The porn job. I pulled the plug on it before it even started. Since I'm a newbie to this whole "unemployed" thing, I naively thought that I could make a certain amount of money before it would affect my unemployment check coming from The Governator. Because you know, I thought maybe the government wouldn't mind if I tried to live on more than $450 a week. WRONG. Nope. Not happening. I guess the logic behind this is that they're trying to ENCOURAGE me to find full-time work ASAP. As in, "Find full time work NOW or live in a box under the highway 280 / 17 interchange." To which I reply, "Fuck you, I have enough yarn to knit a HOUSE, you can keep yer stinkin' box. Neener, neener, neener."

So in preparation for my house knitting, I've been practicing with other things.

Hat #4 for Kristy's Hat Drive. This is Ann Norling's Spiral Rib Hat which I happen to like very much. In Lamb's Pride Worsted. Which I also happen to like very much but wasn't expecting to. Two paws up from Andy and DeeDee.

My first sock for the Summer Of Socks '08. So already I'm ahead of where I was when I finished the Summer Of Socks '07! I didn't expect to like this yarn either, it's Univeral Yarn's "Ditto." It's a bit scratchy even after a nice bath last night but not horribly so. I think this yarn would make a lovely pair of men's sock. 75% Superwash / 25% Nylon. And it's only $6.00 a ball so for $12.00 you've got a decent pair of socks.

Speaking of sock yarn (I am the Segue Queen) there's yarnage for sale on my Ravelry trade/sell page. Mostly sock yarn, some Blue Sky Alpaca stuffs. Yarn. Like for knitting stuffs.


  • At 3:40 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    You get a whole $450 a week; here in Maine hubby is getting the max of $331! Can't even buy gas and groceries with that. It's stupid that they won't let you pic up some part time work to help out until you find full time; same thing here. Hopefully, you'll find something quicker than my hubby; he's still looking after 5+ months. But at least we still have my income. I always try to look on the bright side (yeah right). I also have a shit ton of yarn that might be enough for a modest size house. Maybe I'll just run away to CA and help you build your house and we can be roomies living in yarn.

  • At 6:02 AM, Blogger sheep#100 said…

    Note to Julie: it's all based on perceived cost of living and politics. Harumph.

    April, here's a prayer for a quick find on a new job. Or at least fast needles for knitting that house. ;o)

  • At 7:30 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    So sorry, April, but I was afraid of that when I read your last blog. The knitted house idea is a good one as long as it is located somewhere away from the rain in the winter. Keep up the job search and best wishes on a successful hunt. I know of a few people who have recently gotten jobs so maybe the market is looking up!

  • At 9:04 AM, Blogger Sheepish Annie said…

    Aww...I was looking forward to the porn job reports. Oh well...I guess it wasn't meant to be. Meanwhile, hang in there. The right job is out there somewhere and maybe you could use the extra time to knit The Governator something nice. Perhaps a tight hat or and extra constricting muffler...

  • At 7:29 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Hi April, Congrats on the weekly update but I think you should shoot for updating your blog on a daily basis--I always get a kick out of your writings! Hey, if I don't find a job soon either I may be living with you under that same overpass! Misery loves company...
    See you soon! -Chris


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