Monday, August 16, 2010

Farewell Urbana

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. :)

9 comments:

Christine said...

I can't wait for you to get here. Safe travels, handsome devil!

sko_G knits said...

good luck on your new adventure in amsterdam. we are all eagerly awaiting the release of your book!

Sarah said...

Neither Klose Knit nor Urbana will be the same without you! I'll continue following your career with great interest. Bon voyage!

Gudrun Johnston said...

Bon voyage Stephen! What an amazing adventure you have ahead of you! Look forward to seeing your book too:)

bjohn said...

lucky there's an internet - now you're there, but here,
too. all the best to a great person!

bjohn said...

stephen - good thing there's an internet. now you can
be there and here, too.

best of luck!

Amelia said...

safe travels!

Yarndude said...

Ah! Have sooooo much fun!! (yes, that is a command, you must do it). And please let us know how it's all going once you're settled in. I'm very excited about your book (still).

outre mesure said...

Dear Stephen, a quick word from a longtime admirer of your patterns: BEST OF LUCK AND ALL BLESSINGS TO YOU in your new adventure! Thank you for sharing so much beauty with us.