A funk.

Which answers everything and nothing all at once.

So there was this post I regret but won’t take down, about how I wasn’t ever going to be able to understand India, and then later the feeling ballooned into the usual “I’m the crappiest designer in the whole world” and now I’m in a sort of general funk. There have been brief, shining moments when I have been a little less down in the dumps, like when I requested books from Interlibrary Loan and also board games with friends, but the Funk persists (I feel it important to make a distinction between this Funk, which is psychological and other types of Funk, being the music and that certain smell that only homeless people can produce).

Maybe it’s the news. I keep reading depressing news. Like the stuff going on in Malaysia and in Sri Lanka, the horrible articles about how our economy keeps collapsing and the fancy education I have is never going to be more than a means to make ends meet (perhaps I should not have chosen art; perhaps I should have been an insurance agent or a housewife in a horrible dead relationship that buys me an Audi).

I imagine, though, it’s just me, and that eventually I’ll discover a way to deal with things so that they don’t drag me down quite so horribly. Honestly, the house-cleaning I’ve been doing has helped a lot (I get really overwhelmed when things are messy, although I rarely do much to fix this). I have a feeling that when I’m finished with it, I’ll feel a bit lighter.

And I have successfully completed 2/3 of a toe-up flap heel on my Interlocking Leaves sock, without much help (except for ESC and knitty).

So. On a more positive note, here is yet another awesome knitting-related comic by Jennie (this pretty much sums up my entire knitting career):

About HappyGoth

By day, I'm a graphic designer. By night, I'm a knitter. I'm doing my part to keep Hotlanta stylish. I imagine that if you don't already understand the title of the blog, you're probably confused and perhaps slightly annoyed, but never fear - I do have a reason (and it's a good one). Having gone to hear Stephanie Pearl McPhee, and then having been inspired to blog about knitting, I found myself wondering what to call the blog. I recalled a conversation I had with Mouse and the Chicken Goddess about why it is a Bad Idea to anger knitters - this conversation was following SPM, aka the Yarn Harlot telling the assembled throng about Those Who Do Not Understand Knitting and Therefore Belittle It Much to the Chagrin of Others, or TWDNUKTBMCO, which is not the acronym she used but is the one I'm using because I forgot hers - that is, we are numerous and we all have very pointy sticks, easily transforming into an angry mob. Therefore, knitters = angry mob.
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