First of all, we have exciting news! We are part of a Woolgirl kit this August, custom dyeing the self striping Fishy Wishy color way for “Red Fish, Blue Fish”! Over 2/3 of the kits have been presold already – wow! That should keep us busy for a while.
After our current shop sale is over and we’ve created some space for new yarns, we’ll start updating the shop regularly again. We’ve changed up the sock clubs a little, added a 3-month option to self striping, and have brought sports team custom pre-orders back so that you can have your sock yarn in plenty of time to knit for fall.
On the home front, I just bought myself a beginner’s acoustic guitar. I decided about a dozen or so years ago that I would commit to learning something new every year. It can be something small or large – it just has to be something I’ve always wanted to do. So I’ve learned to swim (at age 41!), learned to cook decent Thai food, became a Master Gardener, and learned to knit socks (and you can see what THAT lead to).
One of these years, learning to speak Italian and wine making (they go together!) will be on the list, but this year it’s guitar. Music used to be a huge presence in my life (at one time or another, I have played the violin, viola, piano, trumpet and ukelele) but it has fallen by the wayside. I’ve been going to concerts again after many years and love seeing my old favorite musicians up on stage, most of all the ones who play acoustic guitar. So there you go.
(Oh, Sheri just reminded me, I was supposed to learn to spin this year too. OK, this year can have two learning adventures…)