Happy 2017 ~ click here to comment January 03, 2017 10:39

And just like that it’s 2017.  Most of us are back to work, back to school and officially kicking off the year.  I don’t really make New Year Resolutions, but I do like to reflect upon the past year (not too long) and think about what I would like to accomplish moving forward into the New.  January 01 is like a reset for the adventures and for the things that will happen this coming year.

What is in store for The Crafty Jackalope?  2017 will be defined by 3 words; TEACHING, DESIGN, FOCUS.

TEACHING: I have a lot of classes lined up at Baaad Anna’s this coming winter/spring, teaching knitting to beginners and the kids.   I will also be at the local Elementary schools teaching the noon hour knitting classes, along with private instruction & knit cafes.

DESIGN: We have some exciting up and coming collections in the works: using yarns from Wool And The Gang; teaming up with We Are Knitters; and 3 books are currently in the works…phew, that is a lot! 

FOCUS: With all the distractions in this world, it is more important than ever to find focus; to follow through on ideas, to find peace in unplugging if not for a few hours a day to dig deep into a project.  Don’t worry, I will still be posting and blogging, FBing, Tweeting, IGing… but I will find those times each day to unplug. 

2017 is going to be crafty and makerly.  What do you want to make this year? Want do you want to see? Please tell me.   And, I know a lot of you Cast On during the Holidays and New Year; I would love to hear about what you are making!