So, you get yourself gussied up all the while wondering why in the world he'd want to be at the restaurant by 4:30 p.m. And then when you're seated, he rushes the dinner order. Still, he's so good looking and soooo successful, a pilot now, and with such clean ears and wow, what a smile.
And then you get caught up in the conversation and talk about old times (you went to high school with him) and old friends and things like that. He compliments your hair and your eyes and reaches for your hand from across the table. And as he does this you flip your hair over your shoulder and look about the place. You marvel at the crowded room for such an early hour. And all the old people. Lots of them. Lots and lots of old people.
Uh oh. It's the early bird special. It ends at 5:00 p.m. That Huge-Big-Can't-Wait Date is is now just a date.
I'm talking about that kind of disappointment. The big rise, and then the big fall when you realize your dreams of grandeur are just that: dreams. When you realize that the sweater you've carefully and lovingly crafted doesn't hang right. And that you should have known this all along had you examined the picture.
I present to you Dolman Updated from Interweave Knits Winter 2003. That dang model did it to me again. Well, actually she did it to me several months ago, and she's done it to me more than a few times, but I'm just now able to talk about it. Look at her pose, so cool, so calm with her latte and all that. The effortless hair and the way she leans against that purple wall that just so happens to match her purple sweater. The way her eyes say to you, "knit me, knit me, don't think, don't speak, just knit."
Now I know why she's leaning against the wall. It's the only way they could get that sweater to lay flat against her back. It's the only way to hide the fatal flaw in the sweater's construction. Hey, I suppose it could have been my yarn choice. It could have been. But why oh why should a huge inside-out vertical seam lay down anyway? It shouldn't have to! And anyway, this thing makes me look like I could feed the world.
Oh, and my Sea-Monkeys died.
Three more days and then, WHAM! Right in the kisser.
BTW: I discovered that you can get that Rebecca Lace Top pattern I finished a few entries ago online, for free, at http://www.rebecca-online.com/