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We started talking about New Year’s resolutions in the shop this week. I asked the girls if they tended to make any for 2013.
Katie intends to eat healthy (organic) and only humanly raised meat if any (she doesn’t really eat meat now). As for knitting or project related resolutions, she just finished the State Street Cowl from Quince and Co in Fleece Artist Aran Cedar held double and intends to wrap herself up in its warmth and not come out until spring!
Danielle wants to get to yoga two times a week and swim twice a week, two healthy treats that she rarely does for herself that will provide wonderful exercise and a little meditation. She told me that she just fell in love with knitting again this year after a sporadic few years. Her knitting resolutions are to tackle two first time projects: a pair of socks and a sweater! She is looking at Whit's Knits Little Cable Knee Highs and a Brooklyn Tweed sweater but just can’t decide which one. She also wants to crochet the Purl Soho Bear's Rainbow Blanket and teach some classes. So keep your eyes out for some new crochet class offerings later this spring.
Julie wants to continue to improve her health through diet, exercise, and healthy relationships, as she sees this holistic approach as our best bet for health care in America, not to mention the most direct route to feeling great. Her first steps towards this goal are to be sure to get her steps in, at least 10,000 a day. Her trainer Bud at the Other Club in town has already helped her walk the equivalent of a one way trip to San Antonio. She also wants to take advantage of this beautiful state we live in, by getting into the mountains more often.
Her trip to Steamboat later this month to attend Knit & Ski will get her up in to the mountains and improve her knitting skills with workshops by Ann Budd, Cat Bordji, Galina Khmeleva, and Lucy Neatby. She hopes to continue to improve her skills and be inspired by learning from our talented customers and attending the Rhinebeck Sheep and Wool festival in the Fall.
Julie's goal for the shop is to become the best yarn shop in Fort Collins by offering the highest quality products available, and improving our selection and support of local fibers, artists, and materials. By keeping as much of our trade here in the United States, Julie hopes that we can be a resource for increasing awareness around buying local and supporting all the great businesses right here in Fort Collins, while helping our customers keep their business as close to home as possible.
As you can see we have some exciting plans for 2013. We hope that you'll stop by and share your intentions for the year. If we can help support any of your resolutions with a new class offering or simple encouragement, we would love to make your dreams for this new year come true!