Saturday, October 22, 2005

To all you Californians...

I realized that yesterday's post might've seemed a bit harsh to y'all. I definitely didn't mean it like that! I did meet some great folks while I was living in LA but none of them lived anywhere near me so it was hard to maintain friendships with them. I in no way meant to imply that all of the people I met in So. Cal. were uneducated and unfriendly. Hope nobody took it like that! We just lived in a bad area (as in, we lived in suburban hell and didn't meet anyone who had anything whatsoever in common with us). We picked a much better neighborhood in Portland - we could actually afford it here!

I also wasn't into knitting then, and if I would've been knitting and blogging, I could've met up with Jillian and Jen, both of whom I think I have much in common with. And one of my good mommy friends here just moved up from Huntington Beach this summer. Another one lived in Santa Monica for awhile. So I know there are plenty of good folks in So. Cal. - they just all lived hours away in hellish traffic!

I just went back and re-read this post. I have a baaaad case of exclamation-pointitis. I apologize that reading my posts is often like scanning the headlines in People magazine: Knittin' Mom Buys More Yarn! Husband Threatens To Cut Up Credit Cards! Bankruptcy Looms! How Will This Family Be Saved!

No real knitting news today. Turned the heel on Conwy last night and tried it on. It was very tight getting it over my heel, but it fits like a...well, a sock! I hope the person I'm giving them to has smaller feet than mine. Still no pictures since I forgot to plug my camera battery in until a few minutes ago.


Anonymous jillian said...

I wasn't at all offended myself...I know what you mean. I've met many wonderful gals through the knitting community here, but otherwise it's impossible. This isn't a city for living, in my opinion. Although we're pretty content with our eastside lifestyle around Pasadena. It's a different world than alot of LA.

9:31 AM  
Blogger Beak-Knits said...

I am so glad you found a place that fits you! It is amazing how much places have their own personalities.

I was an LA girl in middle school. Nothing like LA to amplify all the middle school awkwardness.

I always explain to the husband I have a DUTY to buy yarn. These are hard economic times…think of the sheep.

10:36 AM  
Blogger Jen said...

I wasn't at all offended by your post, so I hope you didn't worry too much about it. I'm not a huge fan of LA to begin with, so I was pretty much just nodding in agreement. Glad you love Portland though! I keep hoping to find a place where I really feel like I fit in...

3:13 PM  

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