7 months ago, my soulmate and I packed all of our stuff into four suitcases, flew to Sofia, Bulgaria, and moved into a fabulous 1970’s apartment that a stranger picked out for us.
The move happened slowly, deliberately, with lots of planning and preparation, but, at the same time, very fast. In July of 2013 I was buying an iced coffee in Balboa Park and tripping on a weed brownie and L said to me, “If you move back to Bulgaria, I want to move with you.” I remember thinking I was so thirsty. By July 2014, we had a life in Sofia, complete with wonderful friends, careers with a failing tech company, and regular trips to the beach.
We started a joint blog, hoping to alternate writing about our new life in Eastern Europe. L’s taken to it like a duck to water, updating regularly along with his own blog about politics, film, and culture. But for me, something’s been missing. At the top of our list of reasons for the move, was to pare down life and give ourselves more time and space for creativity; him: writing and drawing, me: writing and knitting. And while I’ve been very prolific with the latter, I realized I needed a boost with the former.
I created this blog as a space to focus entirely on my knitting and fiber crafting (by “fiber crafting,” I’m probably talking about crocheting the occasional granny square, but who knows, maybe I’ll get more ambitious). Of course, it will be Bulgaria-inflected, because I’m here after all. There might even be some posts focusing specifically on Bulgarian fiber arts. We’ll see. I won’t promise too much at this point. I hope you stay with me and find something you enjoy.
-h, September 16th, 2014