Late one night after finishing the tenth strawberry, flushed with the triumph of finishing a project and unable to contemplate the idea of sleep just yet, she decided to see if she could knit a leaf.
And it turned out that she could. (And lo, it was good).
High on the adrenalin of this small woolly success, and despite the fact that she ought to be working on that 1500 word paper due on Monday and the taxes due on Tuesday, she attempted what she hoped might resemble an acorn. Because as you may remember, she has a bit of a thing for knitted acorns.
And while the result was a tad on the small side and the shape of the cap wasn’t quite there yet, she was mightily pleased with herself. She recognised her pattern’s limitations and resolved to learn from this little prototype.
Up it went onto Flickr.
Where it didn’t get quite the reception she was expecting.