Today, I spent one last day in Urbana, visiting friends and saying goodbye. Living in Urbana has been such a wonderful experience and I've developed many valuable friendships there, which make it hard to leave. Tomorrow, I head to Amsterdam with a lot of anticipation and nervous excitement. I'm ready for the change and it's comforting to have some great friends waiting for me across the pond.
Speaking of new adventures, I went through a final proof of Westknits Book One today with my friend and project manager, Sarah. Just some polishing left to do before it goes to print! I am so eager to share this collection of patterns with everyone, especially in the new book format thanks to my amazing graphic designer, Lori Herber. In addition to this first book, there will be a new website and blog coming soon as well! Lots to look forward to this Fall!
I'll leave you all with a photo of my friends, Nick and Nibia, at the train terminal to Chicago where there was a giant American flag conveniently hanging in the lobby.
You'll be seeing a lot more of Nick and Nibia in Westknits Book One! Friends/dancers make the best models for knitwear. :)