After nearly a year of abstaining from knitting myself a garment while I was becoming healthier, lowering my blood pressure, and losing weight, I am finally able to say, "I think I'll knit myself a sweater." And that is a big, big deal, because:
- I've had to watch others make beautiful things that I couldn't cast on for.
- I've had to endure disapproval of this personal health project, both verbal and silent.
- I've spent almost a year beating up this body day after day and being extra careful of what I put into my mouth so I could reach this day.
- I can now knit a sweater with significantly less yarn than I ever could before, because I'm 79 pounds smaller, and that's a LOT of yarn I don't need to cover myself.
Lots of people asked me what I would do when I got to my goal. And finally I said, "I will knit myself lots and lots of sweaters." And most people thought I was crazy when I said that.
But I think I'm pretty lucky, myself, because I made it. And now... I get my reward.