In my last post, I was talking about Spring and new beginnings, and it turns out that I have some big news to share with you. We are about to experience a big huge new beginning of our own.
For the past few weeks I’ve been talking to the fine folks at Craftsy (you might remember that I teach crochet classes with them) about possible job opportunities. I was excited, nervous, scared. When I went to film last year, I had the distinct thought that I could go back to working in an office, IF it was an office like theirs. There was something about the genuine friendliness and enthusiasm that really excited me. Here we are one year later– and I’m hired! Which means that we’re moving to Denver! I’m going to help them develop the content for their awesome online classes. They now have almost 50 different offerings in addition to a wondrous amount of projects and patterns for sale, so go check it out if you haven’t visited in a while. I really think they are doing a great job– I get lots of emails from happy students and it is truly gratifying.
Sadly, that means that I won’t be teaching at Yarnivore anymore, but you still have a couple of weekends to come by and say hi. Also bittersweet– I won’t have as much time (at least at first) to devote to designing, but I know myself and doubt I will stop! Plus, I have so many designs in the pipeline already that you probably won’t even notice if I do have to take a break. And, I may have an overinflated idea of just how eagerly you look forward to my new designs. My only coworker right now is a dog, okay?–and he humors me.
Shown in the pictures are my completed Bunny Rabbit from my amigurimi lessons with my now 12-year-old student. Hers is the purple one, and it came out great too, don’t you think? I am so proud of her. My bunny (which I think is a he, for whatever reason) is sitting in a new project bag I picked up at Hill Country Weavers last weekend. The yo-yos sealed the deal, and I couldn’t help myself. I also love the outside pocket (perfect for stowing my new favorite custom Polka Dot Creations hook) and that the straps are long enough to go around my shoulder. Also, it will take up less space than yarn when we move. I’m already in downsize mode, although Suzanne didn’t let me leave her store without doing a bit of business, which will remain a secret for now. Let’s just say I have something to crochet between now and the big move. That’s a good thing, cause I can’t lie, the stress of changing everything is making me a little nutty. But, it’s a necessary nuttiness. XO.