Another New Beginning

I love the promise of a new skein of yarn, and thought there was nothing so befitting the first day of the new year as a freshly wound ball of yarn and plans for leisurely knitting with no holiday deadline.

As always, I have high hopes for 2012. Its all fresh and untouched so far. A year to be made. Over the past year I've learned more about what I want for myself and my business and what I don't. Quite frankly, these past few months made me very weary with a grueling show schedule. I think this year I will do things a lot differently, try a different approach. I plan to make my focus for 2012 be more relaxed and intimate with you, my readers and wonderful customers over at my little etsy shop. I want to pace myself and not over-commit myself so that I can truly enjoy the seasons and take part of them, and not feel like I'm always trying to stockpile for the 'next thing' and next show so that I never get a chance to sit back and relax and enjoy. That will not be the theme of 2012~

And so. I will knit myself something pretty and gray with this nice new yarn, at the moment completely unblemished with any mangled stitches. I bought the yarn a few weeks ago at Shepherd's Cross, a beautiful and picturesque sheep farm and tourist center in Claremore, Okla. that also sells my artwork. The yarn is an alpaca and lamb blend and I love the thought that perhaps I saw the source of my yarn frolicking in the pasture as I left that rainy afternoon with my new yarn and a bag full of produce, its such a lovely place.

I don't really have an resolutions to keep, other than trying to take things easy and not put so much pressure on myself. To follow whatever adventure may await me, to be braver and take chances but also know that I can also enjoy the process without fretting over the end result.

And so, let us begin!~
H

16 comments

  1. That yarn looks gorgeous! Happy knitting :D

    And a Happy New Year Heather. May 2012 bring peace, health and prosperity to you and all who you hold dear x

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  2. Oh Heather...Good for you! I am about to open an Etsy shop and it is a bit daunting, but I wanted to be intimate and special. Isn't it wonderful that this new month is sort like a planning month? To set goals and really take a look at what worked and what didn't of the year that just passed.

    Enjoy your new yarn.... and Happy New Year my friend! by the way, your lovely pictures are a hit with everyone that visits the cottage :-D

    blessings,

    Maria

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  3. That sounds like a wonderful plan for the new year. Can't wait to see what you knit. Have a wonderful 2012. All the best!

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  4. Oh Heather, so you're a knitter, too. It's nice to know this :)
    Happy New Year!

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  5. Such lovely yarn...I can just imagine the soft, cuddly texture. I feel certain that you shall "clicky-clack" with delight, and will look forward to ogling the finished lovely.

    Wishing you and your family a splendid 2012!

    Warmly,
    Judy

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  6. Beautiful photos. Pleasure to look at. The yarn - yes, I bet you will turn it into something beautiful. The colour looks lovely - natural and cosy. I've been also into wool recently. Wanna learn to knit this year - my resolution.
    Love the picture of a lady in the background.

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  7. Happy New Year to you and your family x

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  8. Even though I grew up in Oklahoma, I don't think I've ever been to Claremore. Looks like some gorgeous yarn! I think you're brave to step back a bit from work work work to try to enjoy life more. I think our society expects people to work so much that it negatively affects our lives. Best wishes for 2012!

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  9. hi heather, do you know anything about selling art prints online? some advice would be very much appreciated! :)

    sydneydot0912atgmaildotcom


    http://sydsense.blogspot.com

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  10. That yarn is so beautiful. I would like that and time in my hands...

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  11. Mangled :-) ?
    I don't believe that for one moment :-)
    A very, very Happy New Year dear friend. Lets face it, you have to enjoy what you make, deadlines are all very well, but if you don't enjoy it... everything starts to become hard work :-) :-) xxxx

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  12. i love these colors together! can't wait to see what you make :)
    i understand the pacing and not wanting to over-commit to projects for the holiday season...
    thanks for stopping by~
    have a creative day :)

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  13. Hi Heather, Happy New Year! I love the yarn & am wanting to learn to knit. I am having a give away on one of my sites, feel free to pop by & enter if you like @ DearCreatives.com site.
    All my best for you & your family in the new year. Theresa You may know me from: MsartistTheresaHuse.blogspot.com

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  14. Happy, Crisp and Beautifully new 2012 to You!! I'm sure your new year will hold many new creative endeavors and magical creations!!

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  15. Happy, Crisp and Beautifully new 2012 to You!! I'm sure your new year will hold many new creative endeavors and magical creations!!

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Each and every comment is appreciated! Thanks for coming to visit me :) ~Heather

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