A new yarn shop opened near me yesterday! It is just a scant 15 minutes from my house. This new shop is going to have a spinning group that will meet once or twice a month. I think it is fate as one of my New Year’s resolutions is to get out and meet more knitters and spinners and to be more social. Oh yeah, and you are probably wondering what the name of this shop is and how you too can go there! It is called New England Yarn & Spindle and it is located in Bristol, CT. It is a bit small and they are just starting to build an inventory. They really did just open yesterday! It is very encouraging to hear about places that are opening rather than closing and I wish them much success in their endeavor.
I have some other New Year’s Resolutions too. In December we joined a gym and Agent K and I have started taking classes together. I want try to make it to at least 2 classes a week. I want to scrapbook more and get out and knit socially more. I hope that 2009 is a more lighthearted year and I want to do more fun things with my friends and with my family. I want to continue to buy as much organic food as will fit in our grocery budget (which really isn’t that much right now but I figure as long as we are buying some, they will keep growing it and eventually the prices will come down). I’m saving money to buy a new camera which will be a digital SLR. I would like to take a photography class when I get that and start taking some better photos. I want to try to post more blog entries of course! Always a goal with me! As for my Spincerely yours fiber business, I think I would like to try to branch out and maybe start doing some wholesale orders.
Of course there is the old stand-by resolution of getting out on that net and reading and commenting on YOUR blogs! Which of course would bring me to the resolution of not being on Facebook so much. I have mixed feelings about Facebook. In theory, I like it a lot — probably due to its addictive nature — I wouldn’t be surprised to find out someday that there is something subliminal going on over there. My main problem is that it is very superficial. It is not a useful database like Ravelry. For example, at Thanksgiving, I posted a link to a recipe thinking that it was a safe place to keep it for future reference, but when I went to find it the other day, I had to just scan back through my wall history. Things go by and then they are over. It is not really a record of anything like a blog is. Oh, and of course the thing that I love the most about websites – statistics – Facebook has none. You can’t see how many views you are getting or who is looking at what unless they leave a comment. There are no charts, no graphs, no mean obsurities… Even Flickr has stats for goodness sake! Also, Facebook doesn’t even do widgets well – at least not the ones I really like… Well, with all that said, I just can’t stay away, so won’t you please come be my friend (you can find me by searching for Spincerely)?