Cutthroat Yarn

Because knitting is a cutthroat business

Something old, and something ewe

learningJeanette Ward1 Comment

New year, new me.  In general, I don't do well at New Year's Resolutions.  I always have the best intentions, but it goes awry around March when I am chugging Diet Coke by the gallon.  Last year, I resolved to not spend one more miserable day at my office job.  I stuck to it.  I broke free to do what I love by opening Cutthroat Yarn. 

So, what now? 

Well, I have made a few key resolutions for myself this year (all fiber related). 

1)  I want to take a sheep shearing class.  Everyone knows I need real help with shearing Snugglebunny.  So, maybe learning to shear something bigger is where I should have started.  I mean, no one starts doing calligraphy on a grain of rice.  You have to build up to that. 

2)  I am going to knit (and finish) a really nice sweater for myself.  I'm going to go all out and really make it nice.  I will even do a swatch-- like I said-- all out!  .But, this time, I am going to keep it.  I am going to resist the temptation to give it away. 

3)  Tatting! I have always been enamored with the old school technique of tatting.  The thought of the work that went into these beautifully intricate pieces is enough to take your breath away.  I bought a shuttle and thread and thought, "how hard could this be?"  HARD.  The answer to that is way harder than I thought.  But, I am going to buckle down, get this shuttle out and power through.  My goal is to have a finished tatted project.  It doesn't even have to be a tablecloth.  It could be a headband.  I am really not picky.  I just want something in hand. 

These are realistic, totally reachable goals.  I mean, I hope they are totally realistic.  Talk to me on December 31st when I am desperately trying to master the picot!