The many goodbyes that have to happen this week started off yesterday evening with a stop at Subdivision to pick up the last few pairs of sulu-design earrings that remained there. I plan to keep my designs at several shops in NYC after our move, but the pattern that I'd developed with Subdivision - popping in, showing tons of earring designs to the manager, leaving the selection that she chose, picking up a check - was too casual to carry off successfully all the way from the west coast. So I figured it was best to close things up there. A shame, really, as the shop seems to be coming into its own now, and Long Island City is bustling more than ever.
From there I strolled down to Communitea for one last session with my knitting group. I've met such a supportive and interesting bunch of people there, and I'll greatly miss the regularity of our meet-ups. They were the ones who taught me how to knit (even when I insisted I was a fake-o and would never learn), and have been a consistent source of encouragement and laughter in that area for a couple years now. And if it wasn't for them, I wouldn't have my blog or my etsy shop - they held my hand as I tiptoed into technology, for which I am immensely grateful. While I usually shy away from photos that show any parts of me at all (Lesley was sharp enough to note that a photo of my toes had crept it's way into a post recently), I'll make an exception to show off the awesome shrug that my friend, Dana, knit just for me, as a goodbye gift.
Beautiful, no? She even updated her blog (and that's no small feat, right, Dana?) when I told her that I'd link this post to hers. See what sweetness I'm leaving behind here? I'll miss you, friends. Knit on.