Monday, January 25, 2010

The New Year

Well, this New Year is off to a bang.
The shop has been busy and the classes are full!
Work (Comair) has been busy and the flights are full!
My needles have been busy and my project queue is full!

So, has anything changed? Well, yes they have. This year, things just seem more fun and purpose-ful. I seem to be enjoying myself more and stressing less. :-)

This year, we've planned things for the shop that we're really really excited about.
The Sweater Workshop that Ashley is leading is a great, laidback way to learn some tips, tricks and helpful skills that really bone up your knitting. If you missed this go 'round, be sure to sign up for the next session. Ashley is a great teacher and the Dr. Suess-like project is totally stress free knitting.

The Block of the Month KAL is a great way to create a family heirloom over the course of the year and the friendships made will last a lifetime. The skills involved grow with each block and each block is a manageable amount of knitting.

The Freeform Purse Class is a great way to learn to knit flowers and embellishments while using up your stash and scrap yarn. I'm really excited about this class because I need to learn to knit with freedom and go "outside of the box" (patternless). We are also planning a purse finishing workshop that will cover linings and adding purse handles like a professional.
The girl from Jul, a really lovely line of buttons, handles, buckles and knitting stuff, will be teaching this and having a trunk show of her lovely creations. So...pull out all of your unfinished felted bags, knitted purses and purse patterns that you have dreams of making and have them ready for the purse finishing workshop and trunk show.

Also in the works is a Knitting Retreat. We had one year's ago and we think it is time to plan another one for this spring.

We also know that life is made up of more than just knitting time, so we're working on some programs to indulge our other hobbies---like wine, movies, food and fellowship. A Wine Tasting Event should be on our schedule in the next few weeks. I'll drink to that!

Well, so much for stressing less--that roster of exiting things in the pipeline makes me realize how much easier it would be to announce these goodies if we had an updated website! I'm going to move the website project towards the top of the to-do pile.

Only one more day of flying and I'll have some time off!
See you soon.

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