Monday, December 31, 2012

One Last Post for 2012

Leicester Longwool Locks

I couldn't let the year come to a close without one last post.  My blogging has waned over the last 12 months, but certainly not my devotion to fiber.  The irony is, that after putting off starting a Facebook page, I now find myself going there more often than not.  I can't help but feel that my blog asks a bit more of me when I write each new post.  I feel I should have something interesting to offer whereas Facebook doesn't seem to mind if I just check in and say hello.  It's silly isn't it?

Now, on the precipice of a new year, my mind seems to be devoted to resolutions.  It's quite out of my control.  I'm on autopilot and personal pledges appear like clouds drifting through my brain.  One such cloud is circling, promising to linger until I devote myself once again the my Wind Rose Fiber Studio blog.  I'm determined to do so, but I want to make a special space for Facebook as well.  I'm setting a goal to blog once a week, more of course if the muse strikes.  Facebook will take over as a more daily exchange of thoughts and ideas.  I would love to have your company there as it seems a more interactive and intimate place.  I like to share my works in progress and, not to be a tease, but it is also the place where I am more likely to give away a new pattern or post a special offer at the shop.  

Speaking of the shop, I just listed some lovely Leicester Longwool locks.  This fleece was my last splurge of the year.  It was rather greasy, so it has taken some preparation, but I am pleased with the results.  It's so bright and pretty with a long staple and gorgeous curl.  I have more to make ready, so for now I have just 4oz listed. I can't wait to spin up a few ounces myself.  I'm trying to decide what sort of yarn these locks would like to become.  

Before I close, I want to thank everyone for a wonderful 2012, for the community you provide and the positive energy I feel flowing.  Creativity is a sustaining force in my life and your company is a big part of that.  I only hope that I also provide a good and useful spirit.  It is my sincere wish that 2013 will bring you joy and prosperity.  Happy New Year!