Greetings Fellow Knitters,
Herewith is your Knitting Horoscope for the New Year! One thing we can promise for ALL of you-- you'll be getting 2012 off to a MAGNIFICENT start with our Blowout First First Thursday of the Year Sale on January 5th. Stay tune for details!
Cappy the goat is known for patience, resourcefulness, setting big goals, and reaching them. But reaching these goals can, goat-style, require climbing the mountain slowly. Toward that end, you'll be taking on at least one or two projects this year that will require paying close attention and dedicating untold hours to getting things done. From start to finishing, hang in there-- that cable sweater or lace shawl is worth it!
The symbol for Aquarians is the water carrier, and those born under this sign are known to be a little kooky (in a good way of course), super-creative, and dreamy/floaty. 2012 is going to be a very colorful year for you Aquarians! Think hand-painted sock yarn, lots of Noro, and maybe even some Knit Collage yarn, too. Plan for a summer of water-carrying now: make a cool felted cozy for your favorite water bottle.
Greetings my fishy Pisces friends. You fish are known to adapt well to whatever water you swim in. Sky's the limit for you in 2012. If you can dream it, you can knit it. Don't be surprised if you're drawn toward ocean blues and soothing greens as you explore your own possible sea of possibilities.
Once again it's time to put that hardheaded tenacity and incredible enthusiasm of yours to work in 2012. This is going to be a Super Classy year for you rams, by which we mean plan on signing up for lots of classes. Time to get out of your comfort zone and charge full speed ahead into cables, sweaters, spinning and maybe even some weaving!
Geminis, symbolized by The Twins, will once again find themselves hard-pressed to knit just one of a project. This could find you, once again, knitting socks and gloves and other paired items. More likely though, you'll come across some patterns you love so much you'll just have to make two. Consider this an opportunity to test your color sense-- be playful with color combos. Try the first item in classic color schemes, then go wild with the second one. (We dare you to make a sweater in Manos Highlighter!)
Cancer you kind and patient teacher, you. You spend so much time guiding others but this year it's time to teach yourself some new tricks. You've been hanging out in your knitting comfort zone for the past year or two. Now it's time to bust out of those boundaries and figure out how to move to the next level. If you're a beginning, why not try learning to turn a heel? If you're advanced, why not plan a trip to Scotland where you can take a workshop with some ancient master knitter?
Leo you are just going to ROAR into the new year. You'll want to start off with five projects at once and devour them-- such is your nature. This year, though, we challenge you to slow down, loll about, and just focus on one or two things at a time. We're seeing a lot of black and white for you, too-- could this be your love of zebras coming out in the new year? Possibly. Stalk down only what you need for a couple of projects, knock those out, then come on back in for stash building. We'll be waiting.
Libra, don't ask us why but we are getting the feeling that this year might be the year you take up spinning. Probably has to do with the fact that it'll give you an opportunity to use the scale to weigh out your roving. And also, you can play with more weights as you learn to spin out that roving into different plies. Even if spinning isn't on your immediate horizon, there's a good chance you'll find yourself knitting with roving, using massive jumbo needles. Now that's a weighty experience. Fun, too!
Scorpions, you are going to really feel the sting of inspiration this year, and it's a sting that's going to last. You'll have a hard time keeping up with your own desire. You'll see projects you want to knit and you'll come up with plenty of ideas for your own knitted designs. Be sure to keep an ideas notebook close at hand to capture all these amazing ideas. You'll get through lots of them in 2012, but chances are good you'll have plenty leftover to ring in 2013, too!