Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Sorry miss, my wrists are sore

Your wrists would be sore too if startitis (and a less than healthy serving of nerves) got your butt working on the ribbed cardigan from Jo Sharp's latest book. 214 stitches on circulars, 7.5 cms of knitting, 3.25 mm needle, thats a lot of stitches (now being used as reward knitting so I may have more incentive to complete my tea cosy swap items)
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Couldn't help but chuck in a couple of shots, dare I say they would have been loads better if I had been bothered to takes pics in daylight. I must confess I'm easily amused by the oversaturation (that led to frustration that led to the discovery of the 'snow shot' setting... perfect! A camera setting designed to deal with oversaturated colour!) Also the cotton is shiny, and suprisingly, not too splitty.

While the title is definitely in the mind of a school student, can I please have a mini rant about everyone bitching about younger people? I mean, the way people carry on about how horrible every teenager is, you'd think they would all be sex-obsessed, drug-addicted criminals. Not the case. The fact that year ten boys would rather play football than study English is perfectly healthy (a relentless moan by a former teacher no less), I mean they're boys! They like a bit of violence with their ball sports, they want to emulate heroes who are built like the proverbial shit houses, and unless you can create an activity that will drag their attention away from their sport for more than five minutes at a stretch, you will struggle. Shouting won't help. Manipulative mind games and clever tactics will. Distracted easily? yes. Criminals? I think not.

In short, let me say this. MOST teenagers are a perfectly nice, if slightly zany group of individuals, given the pressures your average adolescent has to survive before becoming a fully fledged adult probably exceeds what you had to deal with. The fact that the suicide rate is highest in year twelve boys speaks for itself. Not to mention that a shiteload of teens have to deal with dodgy backgrounds, peer pressure, and worst yet, societal pressures. Before you unload a mouthful of hate about how useless teenagers are, consider: what were the older generations saying about YOU when you were growing up? Did you stoop to societal pressures and become a layabout loser? I doubt it. The cane is not the solution, no matter how effective you claim it to be. Don't class everyone in the same group simply because you hear that some brats did '___' bad thing. *end rant*

Sorry about that guys, but seriously, this young people bashing thing sucks.


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