Wednesday, February 16, 2011
The number of newborn/kid sized hats in my stash of photography props can be directly correlated with my internal levels of stress. These are just a few recent creations. There are actually several more that seem to have disappeared into various drawers and storage chests around the house. I don't actually enjoy knitting but I'm the sort of person that always has to be doing something and it drives the people around me crazy. When stress levels go up, this tendency increases tenfold. Newborn sized hats seem to be the perfect solution as they are small enough to be finished in a few hours, functional from a business stance and keep me sitting in one place long enough to string a few thoughts together.
As the days count down until we are hoping to be in China, things are definitely becoming a little more anxious. Normally Trent and I are spontaneous and easy going but this is one occassion where we really want to have all the details finalized well in advance. Since hurry up and wait seems to be the current name of the game, I forsee many hats in my near future. :)
I'm actually wondering about connecting with one of the organizations that collects hats for orphanages in China so that I can at least put my type A personality to good use.