“Is there anything fragile, liquid, perishable, or potentially hazardous,” the postal clerk asked before she smoothed the postage sticker onto my Large Priority Mail box.

Alanna Nelson Master Knitter Boston portfolio

A few knitting references surround my box of the Master Knitter Level 3 portfolio, ready to post!

“Um, no.”

The corrections to my Master Knitter Level 3 portfolio are headed to my committee chair, ready for weeks of scrutiny. This accomplishment yielded not nearly the relief I expected. Two things I’ve learned in this process:

  1. I am capable of making copious careless mistakes.
  2. There are some pretty wonderful knitting resources out there.

Finally it’s time to do things other than peruse knitting books (did you catch Margaret Radcliffe’s The Knowledgeable Knitter)?  What a lovely addition to the genre! It’s time to return phone calls, bake, garden, make anything I feel like and read!

Oh, there will now be time to blog, too.  So once I wade through the stuff that I’ve ignored for most of the last two months, I’m sure the anticipation, elation and jubilation will rise. Shouldn’t there be a pusheen emoji for this?

That package didn’t have anything fragile, liquid, perishable or potentially hazardous, but it did contain the fruits of many hours of work and timorous hopes of few corrections when the reviewers send the box back to me in a couple of months.

Wish me luck!