I love the promise of a new skein of yarn, and thought there was nothing so befitting the first day of the new year as a freshly wound ball of yarn and plans for leisurely knitting with no holiday deadline.
As always, I have high hopes for 2012. Its all fresh and untouched so far. A year to be made. Over the past year I’ve learned more about what I want for myself and my business and what I don’t. Quite frankly, these past few months made me very weary with a grueling show schedule. I think this year I will do things a lot differently, try a different approach. I plan to make my focus for 2012 be more relaxed and intimate with you, my readers and wonderful customers over at my little etsy shop. I want to pace myself and not over-commit myself so that I can truly enjoy the seasons and take part of them, and not feel like I’m always trying to stockpile for the ‘next thing’ and next show so that I never get a chance to sit back and relax and enjoy. That will not be the theme of 2012~
And so. I will knit myself something pretty and gray with this nice new yarn, at the moment completely unblemished with any mangled stitches. I bought the yarn a few weeks ago at Shepherd’s Cross, a beautiful and picturesque sheep farm and tourist center in Claremore, Okla. that also sells my artwork. The yarn is an alpaca and lamb blend and I love the thought that perhaps I saw the source of my yarn frolicking in the pasture as I left that rainy afternoon with my new yarn and a bag full of produce, its such a lovely place.
I don’t really have an resolutions to keep, other than trying to take things easy and not put so much pressure on myself. To follow whatever adventure may await me, to be braver and take chances but also know that I can also enjoy the process without fretting over the end result.
And so, let us begin!~