Okay, I didn't really talk it out, but e-mailed Best Friend and immediately felt better.
First, I got it off my chest. Second, I was able to identify the issues. Third, I articulated a solution, a plan, and a timeline for resolution by the end of the year. Now I can see the light at the end of the tunnel and know when I would reach it.
This plan and timeline depends on a lot of factors I can't really control, but at least I have a plan. So much better than having various half-formed feelings floating around my head.
The yarn shopping and starting a bulky-knit sweater helps too. Something concrete and immediate that I could start now, while I work on the longer term things.
By the way, the Spring 2008 Knitty and Magknits are up and I've printed out Jaden from Knitty already.