The New Year always brings with it introspection, redefinition, and prioritization. We search within and decide which behaviors we want to change or create. We look in the mirror and decide we want to make physical changes. We may decide to quit doing things that are unhealthy and instead begin to improve our health. We sign-up for classes, we buy new books, we clean up that "one" closet (you know the one)- out with the old, in with the new. We hope these changes will make us happy, more appealing to others, brilliant, and add longevity to our lives.
I'm not one to make resolutions, as I rarely keep them and then feel guilty, but this year I have a few things I would like to take on. I'd like to get to the gym one more day a week, spend less money on apps for my iPhone, relearn and begin to use my college German, and finish the six crochet projects sitting next to my chair in the living room. The one big challenge I'm going to take on this year is learning to knit (again). I tried it a few years ago and after two weeks had a scarf that was about 4 inches long. I think now that I've mastered crochet, Tunisian Crochet, and Bosnian Crochet it's time to tackle knitting. I want to make socks and shawls- beautiful, lace shawls. It's time and now that I've said this to all of you, maybe it will actually happen. I'll keep you updated.
So, Gentle Reader, what is inspiring you right now? What moves you to begin a project? Is it a new skein of yarn? A Mystery Knit Along? Does the cold weather prompt you to cast-on a sweater? Just what is it that moves you to craft?
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