Yesterday I gave notice at my day job. I’ve been flipping books there for seven years and I have a lot of great memories and I now know far more about the book industry than I really wanted to. The real question is what do I do with myself now?
Lately, I’ve been racking up a long list of skills that I would like to learn. Near the top of that list is knitting. It’s a classically hipster activity here in Little Bay Root, but I am totally interested anyway. I bought some needles and yarn a while ago but I keep getting stymied by the pictures when I try to get started by using books. I’ve been told that I should try YouTube videos, but that hasn’t had much allure for me. A couple of weeks ago, I managed to get a friend to come over and show me the ropes.
One of the things about living here in Little Bay Root is that all of the cool kids are crafty. Everybody seems to knit or make bike frames by hand or run a food cart specializing in artisan chicken with waffles. Sometimes I think that every failed creative in California lives here in Portland now. There are more over-educated baristas in this town than you can shake a stick at.