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Happy New Year from Maine!

We had a wonderful holiday, which included some longed-for downtime (of course that included knitting!) and visits with family and friends.  We hope you did, too.  Now it's time to turn the page and welcome in a new year.  January always seems to hold the promise of change and possibilities and I hope 2018 will be kind to us all.

And what a beginning we've had!  If you live on the eastern seaboard I don't have to tell you we just had a
humongous storm.
Here's what it looked like first thing this morning before the wind came up.

Lots of snow, about 12" here, but the temperatures are really the worst of it.  It was 10 degrees when I took these photos and the temperatures has been dropping through the day, expected to be zero here by sunset and well into negative numbers tonight.  With 30-40 mph wind gusts predicted,  I'm voting to stay indoors!

Sounds like knitting weather to me, and I just finished a new pair of mittens,(pictured on our Facebook Page).  I used some fingering weight Shepherd's wool yarn and I love knitting with it.   It's so soft, and the finished mittens are nice and warm.

Guestmap drawing winner
Congratulations to Diane L., from Lake Havasu City, AZ, our December winner!
Diane chose the silver Dimensional Tree earrings as her prize.
This is o one of our most popular designs, especially during the holiday season.

If you'd like to enter our January drawing, simply add your name and comments to our guestmap.  The winner will be announced in our February newsletter and will choose a free pair of earrings or ornament.

It's always great to hear from you, and we love to see where you're located!

Monthly specials
If you haven't already done so, we invite you to take advantage of our Special Discount for the Crazybone and Boneyard shawls this monthThe voucher code on this page will give you $10 off either project.

We are also offering free shipping when you order ornaments this month. 
For more information about this please see this page.

See all our ornament designs here.


If you're thinking ahead to Valentine's Day, these might make a great gift for someone you love.

See our other jewelry designs

Looking for a gift for a knitting friend? 
Check our Black Sheep items, or visit our Archives for a project kit to share.


Our little gift shop is proud to carry the work of 20 talented artisans, many from Maine.  Valentine's Day is just a little over a month away and we have some great gift choices in jewelry, soaps and hand creams, secret boxes, cards and other gifts, handmade in the USA. Take a peek and plan to visit us soon.


We're proud to carry jewelry by 3 talented designers.

If you'd like to visit our store please take note of our shortened hours this month.   We will be open Wed (12-5) and Thursday - Saturday (10-5) until Jan 20th.  After that I will be away on vacation and hours will vary. 

We'll be open every Saturday, 10-5, but best to call ahead after Jan 20 to make sure we're open on other days.  We are also always available by appointment, so please call ahead if you want to visit on an off day. For maps and directions see: http://www.goosepond.com/maps or call 207-829-2708. Stop in and see us soon!

Wishing you a happy, healthy, and prosperous 2018!   Please keep in touch and enjoy the winter.

Warm wishes!
Susan
The Elegant Knitter at
Goose Pond
http://www.elegantknitter.com
207-829-2708

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