Whoosh - that is the sound of the tail end of 2017 whizzing by. What a year! So many changes, and so much work. At this solstice season review is in order, and once again I am incredibly humbled and grateful for all the many blessings bestowed upon me. Professionally it has been a non-stop year at Cara May Knits. I took on a rather large holiday show, One of a Kind Chicago, which led me back to the Windy City, where I lived for a few years after graduating from college. This show taught me some new lessons and pushed my limits in a good way. I knit, knit, knit to supply that show and a couple of exciting new wholesale clients, and that was both thrilling and nerve-wracking. I was honored to have my work included by Robin Brown at Magnolia Pearl in Fredericksburg, TX and Shabby Rabbit in British Columbia, as well as the online marketplaces of Artful Home and Selvedge magazine.
Now that boundaries have been expanded, I am looking forward to moving out of my open studio in the River Arts District and returning to a wee private studio behind my house in quiet East Asheville -- a bit of seclusion to feed my creativity and fuel the coming year. January holds a surprise, and then I will be at ACC Atlanta in March for my first show of the year with some new designs. My plan is to experiment with new yarn and techniques and make more one-offs, which is deeply nourishing. The last 3 and a half years in open studios have been like a giant out-breath. Now - time to breathe in. Peace to all.