First, I'd like to say Thanks.
Thanks for reading, and taking the time to comment. Thanks for all the insight. And the encouragement. I dumped a lot out there, and I don't usually bare my soul on the blog, but I'm glad I did this time. It was a big tangled mess of emotions and worries and new ideas and I really needed to get it out of my head, and reading all of the thoughtful and insightful comments you all left helped me sort things out.
For now though, there's nothing I can do except think about it. The class starts in January, and that's that. And a lot can happen between now and then. In the meantime I'm taking things as they come.
Which means another baby hat:
for a friend who I really like and admire whose baby shower was yesterday afternoon. It was in the form of high tea at the Boston Harbor Hotel, which if you know the hotel sounds like it would be horribly formal and stuffy, but was actually surprisingly fun and girly and wonderful.
(I'm not really sure when this happened, but I think we've been whisked straight from the barrage of weddings to the barrage of babies. This is okay by me, I'm just sayin.)
I was really happy with how the hat turned out, not least because I'm always the girl who's showing up to a shower with a card and a note saying that the gift is on its way in the mail from the registry, or a gift certificate from some place that's not the registry, or otherwise unprepared and out of control.
This time I went to the store with the registry, bought things on the registry, knit a cute little hat (with a cute little handmade tag no less), wrapped it all up AND bought/wrote the card before I left the house instead of grabbing it on the way to the shower and signing it at a stop light.
It felt good.
The hat was made possible by Disc 1, Season 2 of Grey's Anatomy.
I'm hooked. Blockbuster didn't have Season 2 in, so I drove across town to Best Buy and bought it.
I'm also feeling good about two finished projects in 2 weeks. It makes me feel like I'm moving past the big pile of disasters I catalogued a few weeks ago, and taking control of my knitting.
And it's not just hats. I would have pictures of Hourglass to show you, which is also finished, but I'm not happy with how the neck turned out - it's wonky and much too wide, so I'm going to rip it and make it right. I've spent too much time and money on it to let it not be right.
And knowing that I won't be satisfied until it's right makes me feel good too.