breaking news…well, not really breaking, more like gently falling news. But now that we have found a place to live its official and I can share it here on blog.Woolens…
We’re moving to New York City! the big apple, Gotham, the City that Never Sleeps etc. etc.
Its a long and winding tail, but the gist is that a wonderful opportunity has come up for Ben (my husband) so off we go.
Ben does a lot of things (he’s my self-starter/renaissance man) but for the past couple of years he has been diving more and more deeply into the theatre business — specifically broadway theatre and the world of producing. He is a producer on a sweet and wonderful little off broadway show called “Daddy Long Legs” that has been running since Sept. of 2015, but will be closing in just a few weeks.
He’s also started a totally kick-ass website for people who love the performing arts called THEATRE NERDS, it’s awesome, you should stop by and take a quiz, find out what Sondheim song defines your life or something. There’s my shameless plug for this post.
Anyway, just a few weeks ago he was offered the opportunity to relocated to New York to work with a major production company there. It’s a wonderful opportunity for him to gain inside experience and to learn how the business of professional theater works. With my background in art history NYC isn’t too shabby of a spot for me either.
SO we are packing up the fur balls and heading east again. Thankfully, I am an odd duck and don’t have much of a yarn stash (the plight of the monogamous knitter I think), but I have spent the past several days tearfully packing away many of my favorite knitting books, as we will be traveling extremely light on this move.
For the first few months we will be in a sublet in Brooklyn, and from there we will have to see. But I have to tell you, I am SUPER jazzed to get to know the New York knitting scene better AND to make a pilgrimage to Rhinebeck this fall!
Of course I am SO sad to be leaving my wonderful Oregon knitting community behind, my Dublin Bay Knitting Co. folks and my Salem knitters…its awful. But thankfully we have some deep deep roots in the Pacific Northwest and lots of family that are already demanding scheduled visits home, so there is plenty to keep us connected to the place that we both love so much.
I also have collaboration in the works with my amazing friend Marie Greene, the genius behind OliveKnits — so there is plenty to keep my connected with my Oregon crew in the near future.
I am sure you will be getting further updates as the moving saga continues, but for now….consider yourselves warned knitters of NYC!