It's an exciting time because it means deciding what classes we are going to offer and what knitting projects will attract students. I am in the process of knitting a scarf for display in the store. It is in Brioche stitch worked the long way with 2 gorgeous variegated yarns.
We are exploring other topics such as knitting with beads, the cabled bag I designed a few months ago, and, of course, socks. We also always offer a 4-course series of basics we call 101, 102, 103, and 104. These numbered courses run throughout the year.
All that is by way of saying I have a lot to do - syllabi to write, projects to knit, and as a result - a very dirty house. Oh well...!