Happy New Year!

Here at Verb, we have some big plans for the new year. 

Cleopatra taking a well-deserved nap after the Christmas rush 

2012 came to a busy end for us. The best part for me was helping all our lovely customers find what they needed for their beautiful holiday creations. We also saw lots of new faces, as people came in to shop for their crafty loved ones. It was inspirational to see so many people mark the season with mindful gifts, and gestures, that were homemade and from the heart. I got in the spirit myself with some Verb-supplied Christmas presents:

Cormo+Angora+Alpaca+Khadi= <3

Pictured above is Kristine's Walk in the Woods Cowl, knit with our Farm Series Cormo Worsted and Fibershed Handspun Angora/Alpaca, and a couple yards of our hand-woven, hand-dyed, hand-everything-ed organic Khadi cotton from India. Don't you wish *you* were on my Christmas list? Stop in to check out more samples of Walk in the Woods and grab a copy of the pattern with your yarn.

Now, the holidays are over, and we have some grey weeks ahead of us. January is the perfect month for turning inward and treating yourself, not just with something special, but with a new skill, or some extra time to work on what you like doing most. We’re really excited about our class schedule this month. Cocoknits is starting one of her knit-alongs this weekend, along with a class for designing your own top-down cardigan. If you’re an adventurous beginner who’s always wanted to try knitting lace, our Intro Lace class is starting on January 19th. It’s my first opportunity to teach at Verb, and I’m looking forward to sharing some of my favorite techniques.

our beginning lace shawl

We’ve also got even more of our Verb yarn on the shelves, and some exceptional additions to our Farm Series. Have you tried on our Cormo Weekend Wrap yet?

We’ve got lots of resolutions for 2013, including reviving our blog. What would you like to see more of on the blog? Tutorials? Photos of our store samples? Class information? 

And what’s your craft resolution for 2013? Are you a knitter who wants to learn to sew? Or needle-felt? Or dye your own yarn? Tell us in the comment section! 

 Thanks for reading,