6/17/2014

Q: Where Have You Been?


A: Weaving in the loose ends of my Charlottesville life and casting on the first stitches of my new, midwestern one.

I've left places before; I've even left Charlottesville before, thinking I'd never live there again. But after I found my way back, it became the first place I felt really and truly at home in a home that I created myself. It became the place I married my husband; where I wrote my first freelance pieces; where I discovered the pleasure of growing plants and feeding birds; where I bought my first grown-up piece of furniture (a light-colored sofa—mistake). And it became the place I discovered knitting.

Now we are in the Twin Cities, where I feel a little bit lost, but also a little bit in love with my new home. I wish I could say that knitting has been my constant during this hurricane of appointment-making, goodbye-saying, and document-signing—but, truthfully, I've just picked up my needles for the first time since early May. (A sign, perhaps, of feeling settled. Get on with your knitting, indeed.)

I hope to have more to share in the weeks to come. In the meantime, what makes a new place feel like home to you?

4 comments:

  1. Hello! I'm in the Twin Cities, and a Minnesota. If you'd like some recommendations for yarn shoppes or a knitting or hiking buddy, let me know!

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    1. Hello! I would love to hear about your favorite yarn shops. I visited Linden Yarn in St. Louis Park one afternoon and was completely charmed by the store and the hilarious group of women (and one man) knitting and chatting away. Do you know of any good knit nights in town?

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  2. What brings you to the Twin Cities? I happen to live here and call it home. So, welcome! I find it a great place, mostly because of strong communities of wonderful people, a vibrant outdoors scene, and lots of support for the arts. I haven't followed you blog for very long, but if you ever want some tips on good yarn shops, restaurants, or things to see and do in general, send me a message. I'm always happy to share my city.

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    1. My husband just finished graduate school and will be starting a job here soon. There's so much to explore (and eat!) here—we're loving it so far. I'd love any recommendations you're willing to share. Thanks for saying hello!

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