Well hello there, 2012. Glad you’re here – 2011 and I weren’t exactly the best of friends. Looking forward to a better relationship with you. No, I don’t expect you to do all the work. Here’s what I plan to contribute:
- Continue to reconnect with old friends (Facebook, I love you for this), and go visit them. Cathy and Nancy, I’m lookin’ right at you;
- Continue to volunteer at my favorite organization, and try to volunteer more at my daughter’s school;
- Connect with more local fiber artists and groups, and share their stories here;
- Knit for charity, knit for family, knit for friends, knit… for profit? Look into it.
- At the end of each day, be able to honestly say to myself, “I did my best work today, and I can do it again tomorrow.”
I hope everyone had a happy and peaceful holiday season. Now let’s move on…
FARM SHOW FARM SHOW FARM SHOW FARM SHOW!!!!
You already know that I’m live-blogging the Fleece and Sheep To Shawl contests at the 2012 PA Farm Show (on Jan. 11th. At 10 am and 3 pm. In the Sale Arena. But you knew all that already.). Maybe it’s because I didn’t cover these events last year, but I’m so unbelievably excited for the show this year… and this is from a hard-core, born-and-bred city girl. Besides spending the one whole day there, I’ll be back with my husband and daughter on a different day for our annual family visit, when we buy locally-produced honey and maple syrup, meet a few of the 6,000 farm animals being shown, meet the Dairy Princess (which ought to be my daughter, given the amount of dairy products bought and consumed in our household), and eat. The Farm Show’s food court is somewhat reminiscent of the Roman Coliseum – part combat sport, part entertainment – but oh so worth it. Milkshake, anyone?
Coming real soon: random Farm Show news, and a highly-anticipated interview with the Sugar Valley Shepherds, a Fleece To Shawl team from Sugar Valley Rural Charter School, in Loganton, PA. This team consists of students in Abigail Schrack’s Social Studies class, where learning about Civics, Government, and History combine seamlessly with carding, spinning, and weaving. Interest piqued yet? Keep reading…