Knitting is dear to my heart. I love it. Many of my winter nights watching Christmas movies have also been spent knitting away. But I got to a point where I knitted so many scarves that I wasn't wearing any of them. That's when I started Windsong Knits. It's my little lovechild of an etsy shop. All these scarves are knitted by me with my own patterns that I've painstakingly figured out. Below are some of the newest scarfs added to my shop. I love of all the scarves, and naturally, only knit scarves I'd love to wear myself. Check out my shop if you're in the market for a Christmas present or a little bit of an shopping indulgence!
Although I finished only seven items before the new year, I'm glad to say I will finish it all eventually. I decided to stay with the existing branding I have and realized it would be near impossible to reconnect with my old roommates (I tried without avail). So I crossed both off and am determined to attack the last item on my list, a visit Fort Point. Because it's only open three days a week, I had a problem squeezing that one in. Even though I didn't finish my list by the start of 2012, I'm glad I'll finish eventually. I love finishing a list! (Below are pictures of my packages!)
My list1. Read 5 books 1/25/12 2. Sort/donate my clothes 12/24/11 3. Rebrand all my websites and marketing materials4. Send out packages to friends 12/21/11 5. Have zero emails in my inbox 12/28/11 6. Make a new friend 11/17/11 7. Knit more scarves 12/15/11 8. Teach someone something 11/6/11 9. Sacrifice something for someone 1/11/12 10. Reconnect with my old roommates11. Write a letter 12/13/11 12. Go to Fort Point
I did it! And I can't believe I did. Since the 28th I've successfully kept my inbox empty. Before I emptied my inbox it was filled with emails I put off replying to or messages I needed to file or put into action. I'm happy I finished this task before the end of the year.
1. Read 5 books
2. Sort/donate my clothes
3. Rebrand all my websites and marketing materials
4. Send out packages to friends
5. Have zero emails in my inbox 12/28/11
6. Make a new friend 11/17/11
7. Knit more scarves 12/15/11
8. Teach someone something 11/6/11
9. Sacrifice something for someone
10. Reconnect with my old roommates
11. Write a letter 12. Go to Fort Point
I decided to knit scarves before the end of 2011 because of a little hobby-turned-shop I started last year. I love knitting. It's entertaining and soothing and tons of fun. The only problem was... in the past I knitted more scarves than I knew what to do with. When a friend gave me a reason to knit (knitting her two scarves) I enthusiastically started my own little knitting sweatshop. I finished her two scarves quickly but was disappointed I no one to knit for. Then I had a brilliant idea. I could continue knitting and sell the scarves I made. So my shop Windsong Knits came to. I finished the bulk of my scarves at the end of winter, so I waited until this winter to release the scarves. Here's the first scarf I made last year for the shop.
And here are the three scarves I made for this 12x12 to do list. :)