I finished the base for my motifs a few days ago. I just have to turn these circles into squares, like that one random motif you see on the bottom, then I can start whip stitching this bad boy together. I should have this done by the end of July, then I have to block the ripple afghanthat I made and play doctor to a friend’s crocheted blanket that is coming apart at the seams. My goal is to…
In honor of the World Cup I’m crocheting a Nigerian Flag Afghan!
The design will be done using motifs. I’m using a circle into granny square pattern that I found in a book at Barnes and Nobles. The plan is to create white and green motifs using the pattern then place them in a way that would create the Naija flag!
This week at work I had two incidents where a coworker needed to get her life.
Incident 1: Me and Coworker work the opening shift at the store and walk in to find the closing worker had not done any of his or her duties. Now this is frustrating because it means that you have to take an extra few minutes to prepare for your shift, but at 6 and 7am on a weekday you’ve got nothing but time…it’s not…
This is an update in that this is all of the progress I have made on this afghan in the last four weeks, but to be honest I haven’t really been worked on it since the last weekend of March.
This afghan really does work up very quickly but I have a bad habit of abandoning my works in progress. I’m making this blanket for a coworker who is having her first child. She isn’t due for another few…
The first dozen times I heard this, I was horrified. But I heard it over and over again. I realized that many young men are not being taught the impact that sexual assault has on a woman. They are inundated by sexual imagery in the media, and often come to the (incorrect) conclusion that having sex is not a big deal. This, no doubt, is why the number of sexual assaults is so high."
Laurie Halse Anderson, author of Speak, on the question “Have any readers ever asked questions that shocked you?”
Read that again. Read it again, and again, and again. Over and over guys have asked her why Melinda was so upset about being raped. This is a girl who went to a party with friends. She was thirteen. She had a drink, because everyone else was. And a senior held her down and raped her while she was too drunk to get away.
And guys don’t understand why she was upset.
Read that again and then come back and tell me again why I should just shut up and take a joke when a comedian blows off rape as a big deal, or women’s bodies are casually treated as commodities in media. Remind me why I shouldn’t care about the very real harm that society’s treatment of women and sexual assault does.