I truly believe that the toughest of circumstances bring out the best and craftiest in people. I know that countries all over the world have hit hard times but I think that this year the craftiest of us will find a way to save money and make some pretty cool things in the process. For example, I’ve become enamored by the hand towel I’m knitting from Mason Dixon Knitting. I’m using the CotLin line of yarn from KnitPicks and it’s so soft and wonderful. I’m also going to build a desk in my extra bedroom for my PC. I’m going to use some of those wooden build it yourself storage units to do it. I’ll be sure to take plenty of pictures. Also, for the first time this year I’m going to plant a garden with veggies and herbs. I don’t have a good track record when it comes to gardening but The Penguin does. We are hoping that he will be moved in by the end of March and then he can help me with the garden. I’m also getting a pasta maker and a bread machine. Hey, if you don’t want to do it yourself, get a machine that can. Right?