Sunday, January 1, 2017


I hope that 2017 will be a good year for you.  At this time of year I find myself looking back as well as forward.  There were some bad/sad things:  2 surgeries and other health issues - but compared to what a lot of people are going through, they were minor, but they were mine, and there were deaths of 2 people I knew for years.

On the positive side of things I went on a marvelous trip to Shetland Wool Week and time in London, including the Knitting & Stitching Show.  I'm grateful that my daughter and her family live close by and we get together from time time.  And...I went to Denver to hang out with my buddies - and also saw the Trans-Siberian Orchestra concert, something I've wanted to do for a few years.

I wonder what is ahead in the coming year.  Hopefully some good things.  I'm excited about a 3-day workshop on Fair Isle knitting with Janine Bajus in Berkeley, CA.  She is the author of the excellent book, Joy of Color.  I am seriously enamored of fair isle knitting and can't seem to get enough. You can read more about Janine's book here.

Later that same month I've decided to check out the Vogue Knitting Live event in Las Vegas.  Las Vegas is an easy trip from Calgary and it was too good to pass up.  The classes and vendors haven't been announced yet, but the venue looks amazing.  As on many trips I'm looking forward to knitting with new people, learning from them and enjoying their company.

And, of course, no year would be complete without a trip to Denver.  I'll be heading south in June, timing the trip to coincide with the Estes Park Wool Festival.  I haven't been there in a number of years and it's time for a return.  You can't ask for a prettier location up in the Rockies.  Besides, I always run into many people that I know and it's fun to catch up.

Knitting-wise, there is the usual "I must finish my projects and knit from my stash".  We'll see how that goes!

I wish you all a very Happy 2017.  May it be your best year yet.

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