Today on my needles…


My girl and I both woke up with killer sinus headaches, so I spent the morning knitting and sleeping it off…

The stockinette sock for when the head wasn’t feeling great…

And a couple repeats of this lace shawl this afternoon once I was feeling better and after a swim at the pool.

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A Letter of Regret From Your Anxious and Depressed Friend

Excellent. Truthful. Well said, thank you! 💟


Dear Friend,

I was not always this way.

I did not always hide away from the general public for months or weeks at a time. Once I was quite confident. I occasionally felt happy. I had a full time job and I could face customers with no concern. I would chat to people over the phone, make an effort to see friends, be interested in daily life. I could cope with negativity. Overcome it, even. I wouldn’t let anything bring me down because I had something inside me that made me keep going out there, into the world, facing it all.

But sometimes, Friend, things happen. Sometimes just one thing. Sometimes many things. The courage to face these things is strong at first, at least stronger than now. But depending on luck, or coincidence, or fate, or opportunity, eventually the voice of that courage for some people is quieter. Weaker…

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