>Happy New Year


Hello again. I hope you all had a wonderful and peaceful holiday season. Well, now that we are well into the New Year, I thought I would discuss resolutions.
Every year people make New Year’s resolutions. Sometimes these are big serious ones, like losing weight; other times they are small, like getting to the end of Destroy All Humans on the PS2 (I did not accomplish that one by the way). A few years ago, I decided to make knitting resolutions. They are the only ones I make now. Usually I have on the list to finish some of my projects that have been hanging around for a long time. This year I have already accomplished this one! I finished a pair of sock I started in July 2007.
I also resolve to learn a new knitting technique every year. Last year I taught myself to do double knitting, which I did with the help of Lucy Neatby’s video. It was very cool and I look forward to actually doing a project using it. This year, I intend to learn how to do entrelac. Do you have something you want to learn?
Last year I also wanted to knit a 10K (the year before I had knit a 5K). Sadly, I did not make my goal of 10K, but I did knit another 5K, so I guess that is something. Part of the reason for less knitting was because I started doing needlepoint, so I did do some nice projects I had not planned to do. Plus, it means that this year I can have needlepoint resolutions as well as knitting ones!
Here is the 1st needlepoint I did this year. It is a cute little box.

Here is my granddaughter with her Iris monster (we sell this kit in the shop). She loves Iris and has to sleep with her and eat breakfast with her. It was the best thing I think I knit all year!
In shop news, we have the COOLEST needlepoint trunk show in house. It is from JL Canvas Co., for one price, you get a glass ornament and a needlepoint canvas that matches it for you to stitch. You can keep both, give one to a friend or family member and keep the other to remind you of your loved one, or give them both away. It is up to you. Either way, they are all really cute. I have my eye set on the cupcake!

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