Happy 2016

images-3At the dawning of 2016, I want to take the opportunity to express my gratitude for all of you knitters who make my life of knitting possible. Through buying my books, patterns, and on-line Craftsy classes, you’ve allowed me to make a living out of teaching and designing. Through attending my workshops, you’ve allowed me to travel throughout the country and beyond.

To celebrate the new year, I’ve taken liberty with lyrics to Auld Lang Syne (my apologies to Robert Burns):

 

Should old UFOs be forgot,

And never brought to mind?

Or should the scoundrels be ripped out,

And knitted one more time?

 

For every stitch’s sake, my dear,

For every stitch’s sake.

We’ll start another project yet,

For every stitch’s sake.

 

And surely as ye’ll drop a stitch,

So surely I’ll drop mine!

Let’s learn to fix our own mistakes

For every stitch’s sake.

 

For every stitch’s sake, my dear,

For every stitch’s sake.

We’ll start another project yet,

For every stitch’s sake.

 

At last I’ll have a nice warm hat,

And a pair of socks for ye.

We snuggle up in woolen wear,

To last the whole new year!

 

For every stitch’s sake, my dear,

For every stitch’s sake.

We’ll start another project yet,

For every stitch’s sake.

 

Here’s hoping that 2016 brings you comfort and joy in knitting as well as all other aspects of life. Like all new beginnings, a new year brings endless possibilities for growth and enlightenment. I’m looking forward to new knitting adventures—the places I’ll see, the people I’ll meet, and the new events and projects to come.

May your gauge be true, your yarn have no knots, and your stitches behave.