Today is a bit of reflection and a bit of getting ready for the good changes that are coming. I want to thank you all for such a wonderful year, your support and encouragement and most of all, your friendship. I feel that I have found many kindred spirits here in the fiber world and I’m so grateful to have all of you talented people in my life. Every day I’m in awe at the talent, the creativity, the support and the pure enjoyment that each of you share with each other.
I am so honored and so blessed to be part of such a wonderful network of knitters and fiber artists, who are geniune, caring, supporative, encouraging and very unselfish of sharing their time, talent and knowledge with others.
So, as we get ready to embark on another brand new year, many of us form resolutions and goals. For me, this coming year will be a year of renewal and I’m ready to embrace what comes my way. I’m also very goal oriented and have a few things I want to accomplish over the upcoming year and thought I would share my goals, and my resolutions, with you, which will hold me accountable and insure that I keep track. I plan to revisit my goals and resolutions every quarter and see what I’ve managed to finish. This should be fun, as well as very challenging.
So, here I go …..
Resolutions: God and Family first!
- Bring more spirituality into my life
- Spend more quality time with my husband and family
- Spend less and save more – yes, this means I’m going on a “fiber” diet next year.
- Spend more time outside gardening and less time indoors surfing the net.
- Read more, create more and spend less time on the computer.
2012 is a stash busting year! This is just a “small” portion of what needs to be used before I buy anything else. Of course, this does not include my stash of fiber for spinning.
- Knit at least 4 pairs of socks
- Knit at least 8 shawls – I joined Romi’s lovely Pins & Lace Club, this will ensure I do this!
- Knit at least 4 lace scarves
- Knit 2 sweaters – one for me and one for my Mom
- Create at least 6 new designs to include, hats, scarves and wraps
- Learn new techniques such as two a time socks, Fair Isle/Colorwork, toe up socks
- Development an understanding of lace knitting and hone my skills
- When I join KALs (knit along) or SALs (spin along), I will be dedicated and I will finish what I start
- Spin more fiber to create gorgeous handspun for knitting projects – I now have 3 wheels and they need to be put to use! I joined the Raverly Group, 12 in 2012 , which has a goal to spin 12 pounds of fiber over the year and I belong to the Spin a Shawl group. I think both will help with this goal.
I end my post today with a poem that was passed on to me by a fellow co-worker the end of the day on Friday. When I ready this poem, I thought “this is perfect, this is what I truly need to accomplish in the New Year”.
RECIPE FOR NEW YEAR’S PUNCH
Take yourself, peel off layers of egotism and self-pity, cut out seeds of
unkind thoughts and unhappy emotions.
Remove all prejudices and worries.
To this add one firm belief that life’s worth living.
Mix well with one practical idea that you are somebody.
Season with a sense of humor and optimism.
Sweeten with love.
Then add one strong determination to live at your highest every hour of the
day, come what may.
Let effervesce for 365 days.
Garnish with smiles and pleasant words.
Serve with gentleness and courage.
Note the effect.
Happy New Year everyone!