three seventy five dollar gift certificates!
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Tell me about something new in your life in 2016. Did you make a new close friend or get married? Did you try a new craft or school? Did you move to a new home or have a new baby/niece/grandson? Tell us about your new adventure or person!
2016 definitely was a year of new stuff for me and mine. The previous year my family and I experienced a lot of loss. This year was one of recovery and growth and an insane amount of happiness and smiles. I allowed myself to make new good friends, which I thought was originally hard to do because as I got older, my circle got smaller. So I thought it was going to be hard to find new people to enrich my life as others moved away or expanded their own families and had less time, etc. But I started a new sport, met lots of great people and realized that I was putting limits on myself.
My family and I also moved from our tiny rural town back to the city and OMG it's so much better. There were things I liked about living out in the country, but it's so much nicer for us living back in a neighborhood setting. Especially when much of my day is shuttling around littles and going back and forth to the shop. I do much less driving. My boys (four and nine) love it too because not only are we close to biking trails and water, but they have neighborhood friends galore now. Want to play? Just walk across the street. Bored? Go jump in the leaf piles. Want some quiet time? Go fishing or kayaking. It's been a year of positive change and I'm very grateful!
Thank you so much for playing along with us in the 12 Days of Sock Yarn this year! I love reading each response, whether it's several paragraphs or one sentence. I like getting to know each of you a bit better and learning from you, and I get e-mails daily from those who also show appreciation for feeling a sense of community. If you want to continue to get to know other knitters better, Ravelry is a great place to be. There are groups for nearly every interest and city (the shop has a group too!) and you can learn about meet ups in your area or just get to know people virtually.
2016 was such a fun year here at the shop. We continued to expand our offerings in bring in a bit more heavier weight yarn and new dyers, and I look forward to continuing to make Simply Socks Yarn Company the yarn shop you want it to be in our TWELFTH YEAR. We're starting 2017 off right with more of the Super Sock in the sale section from Mineville Wool Project at 45% off! This stuff sold fast when we had it earlier this month, but not to worry! More's on the way! Also coming soon? New stuff from House of a la Mode, Valentine Knit Kits, and subscriptions for our 15th Sock Yarn Club.