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The first week back after a long holiday is always the hardest.  I also find it’s where I tend to lose focus of my goals…and so it went this week for journaling and the yarn diet.  While I managed to journal four nights in a row, I missed three by week’s end. 

I also fell off the destash wagon visiting a charming LYS seven minutes from a conference I was attending for work.  I don’t feel as badly about that relapse since I bought a non-fingering weight yarn in a 100% marled alpaca.  They also had some knitting notions that I’ve only seen online – bamboo chunky circs and a Knit Kit.

The Knitting B, Richmond, VA

But how to explain the sock yarn purchase?  FOMA (fear of missing out).  One of my favorite dyers posted a 24-hour- only skein to celebrate her 6,000th sale on Etsy.  Those exclusive speckles did me in.

Canon Hand Dyes by the amyleeshow on Etsy

This week has shown me that it’s easy to get off track, so before I go too far off the rails, I thought I would try something new to keep me organized – a weekly check in.  


Hope you’re having a better week keeping your resolutions and making 2016 the most colorful and creative it can be.  Bon Tricot!

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