Friday, May 25, 2007

Well, here I am.

Thank you for your kind comments and e-mails. Yes, I am okay. I think. I am going through some pretty bad postpartum depression and anxiety, and while I am not back to being myself again, I am getting better.

I know I've thought several times about different blog posts, but the only thing I can think of at the moment to show you is this:
The Olive You hat from Itty Bitty Hats (I love that book, by the way). Since I don't crochet, I did a seed stitch border instead of the called-for crochet. I also omitted the extra pimentos because once I got the olives on there I really liked the way it looked. And I made tassels instead of pom-poms because I like them better. It was my first time appliquéing and I thought that I would hate it (all those ends!), but it was actually really fun. It's been years since I've hand-sewed anything and it felt good to do it again. And here's a modeled shot:

Some dear friends of ours had their first baby on Sunday. Unfortunately he topped the scales at 9 pounds 5 ounces and so he has probably already outgrown his hat.

So how have you been?


Holly said...

Welcome back! The hat is so cute. I love it.

Kimberly said...

Good to see you're back-I hope everything is ok with you. That is an adorable hat-great job on the appliquéing-that's the part that always scares me.

Priscilla said...

Really cute hat...good work!

Cheryl said...

Good to hear from you again, I hope you start feeeling more yourself soon. That can take a while though, so don't be too hard on yourself!

That hat is too cute, I just have to get that book!