Today I turn 30. Whew. I used to think that I would meet this birthday with dread or sadness; it seems that so many people meet these milestones that way. But you know what? I feel 30. I got married this year, found a job I like, resolved some old conflicts, cut off a bunch of my hair.... I feel like it was a perfect way to transition into a time where I'm supposed to enjoy the foundation I built for myself in my twenties. I remember me at 20, and boy, I'm glad I'm ten years older now :)
I thought it would be appropriate that I knit a Birthday Cowl.
Actually, that's not true. I happened to knit a Birthday Cowl (with handspun from NJ Sheep & Fiber on size 8 needles with no mods), and then realized that I was finishing it on the day before my birthday, and thought, "Wow, that's a nice coincidence." But if I ran into my 20-year-old self and she asked, I would totally tell her that I planned it that way. Because us 30-somethings, we've got it together, or at least know how to fake it when we don't.
I'm excited to be where I am, and to see what I learn in the next ten years.