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?