Now that the chaos of packing up and saying goodbyes has dwindled down, I can finally take a moment, pause and write a blog post.
What in the world just happened? Really, too much and to chaotic to write about in detail. One thing is for sure a reality: I am no longer in Portland anymore. As of last Monday, I am located in the city of San Francisco!
Feeling immensely THANKFUL
For the past 3 years I had the wonderful opportunity to connect with the knitting and crochet community in Portland. A big conduit for many many connections I have made was working at a yarnshop Closeknit on Alberta Street in NE Portland.
Words cannot express my gratitude towards this cute little yarnshop and its community. You have welcomed me, embraced me and nurtured me to become a happy and confident knitter.
You have encouraged me to become a better knitter, to design, and in the end given me confidence to actually offer my patterns for sale. Your support of my work, means so much to me.
My friendly community
When I came to Portland in February 2007, I realized that I did not know a single soul. With no family and friends around, and a husband that was absent due to traveling for work, I remember how alone I felt.
However, I was determined to build my own community in Portland. And I did it with the help of so many kind people, knitters and non-knitters alike.
I am simply floored by the friendliness and immense kindness that you have given me. That, my dear friend, is a gift for which I will be forever grateful.
Let’s stay in touch
Let’s stay in touch, shall we? Keep on visiting me here, on my blog.
And you can always see what I am up too on Twitter! I do some funny things, you know… like hiking up a steep San Francisco hill with my high heels on… trying my best to still look elegant.
And I always LOVE to hear your comments. I cannot tell you how much it means to me to hear from you. The way you reach out to me, really touches my heart.
Thanks again… thank you for everything!