Coffee Mug Wisdom

"Do one thing every day that scares you." -- E. Roosevelt

I don't know if or when Mrs. Roosevelt said those words but they're on a coffee mug I own so it must be true. I don't know if she was right, either. Scary things are, well, that should be obvious. (I mean, it's right there in the adjective: "scary.")

This weekend, I did one scary thing. Two, if you count getting out of bed.

With the help, advice and encouragement of a fine group of friends and knitters, I submitted a new knitting pattern design to a yarn company in the Pacific Northwest. I hope that I'll be able to share good news soon--I'm not sure how long the review process will be or when I might hear something. For good karma, I've started following the yarn company on Twitter (or maybe that's just tweet-stalking). In all honesty, it's a great company (hello, Sweet Georgia!) and I've used the yarn before, complete enjoyable process and I would love to work with them more.

And yes, it uses the star stitch I love right now.

So, fingers crossed, I'm hopeful. I did receive a pleasant "thank you" email last night a couple hours after sending in the pattern submission. It's my first one, though, so maybe I missed something important or didn't answer all questions concisely/clearly enough.

This is me psyching myself up for disappointment.

Happy Monday!