I love to start a new year with great expectations and good intentions. I often use the time to set goals for myself. Many are new habits that I hope to make a more regular part of my life, such as an exercise routine, or better remembering to stay hydrated. And others are skills that I hope to pick up or perhaps even master in the coming months.Last January I set the intention of learning to crochet. 2013 was going to be the year of the hook! I signed up for several classes and cast on for a few projects. While I was able to get working knowledge of the craft, I kept gravitating towards knitting needles as I started new projects, so crochet is still at the top of my list for 2014. I hope that this year will inspire me to try more crochet projects, I know that as I get more practice, the awkwardness and uncertainty of trying something new will diminish and my confidence will grow. I would like to make a rug of some kind, a yarn basket, and perhaps get comfortable with Tunisian crochet stitches.What kind of resolutions or intentions do you have for 2014? I hope that if there are some new knitting skills you are eager to master, that we at the shop can help make that happen for you. We have a very diverse class schedule for the beginning of the year that might include something that appeals to you.We also find that our Community Knit Night on Tuesday evenings from 5-8pm is a wonderfully supportive and nurturing group. Many a new knitter has found answers, suggestions, and other help from friendly neighbors around our work table.For some New Year's intentions, it can take a village to achieve success, and we are just the community that can lend a helping hand. Let us know what you would like to accomplish in 2014 and we'll do what we can to help!