My Sweet Community

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When my husband and I moved to New York City last September, I was very excited but also a bit nervous. As insecurities settled in my heart, I anxiously wondered whether New York City would accept me as a friend.

Being the new kid on the block I was quite shy and very intimidated, but it didn't stop me from getting out there to find my people. I was determined to find my kindred spirits and to connect with them. 

And If I would find them, I could only wish that they would accept me in a warm and loving way...

La Casita Yarn Shop Cafe

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After criss-crossing all over New York City, visiting many wonderful yarn shops and meeting great great people, I finally ended up in Brooklyn. Several people had told me about a new yarn shop on Smith street called La Casita and of course I had to visit!

The very first thing I noticed when I walked into La Casita Yarn Shop Cafe was the genuine friendliness and warmth. Also their enthusiasm and curiosity about my story and where I came from was simply heart warming and I felt immediately accepted.

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La Casita's enthusiasm for my work resulted in a week long trunk show and looking back I now realize that this was my debut into the NYC knitting community. Fortunately, my work was received well by knitters and I have made many wonderful connections ever since.

And just like that, hardly two months after I landed in NYC, I had found the place were I would connect with my community.

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I lived in Amsterdam, traveled all over the USA, lived for two years in Portland and have now settled in NYC. During my adventures, I have encountered many wonderful people who have made my transient life truly amazing. 

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I realize that no matter where I am, I will always find my people and forge warm relationships. However, I never would have thought that a material called yarn, would show me the way and connect me with "my people".

My sweet community consist of very talented and enthusiastic knitters.

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We inspire each other, help each other and share the love for yarn.

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We are creative and find ways to make our surroundings as beautiful as we possibly can.

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Within my community I feel genuinely accepted and loved and every one is dear and near to my heart. 

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Am I one lucky knitter or what? To be surrounded and accepted by such beautiful women in my community is truly a gift.

Thank you for reading and until the next entry!

 

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