2018 is going to be an exciting year with many changes I am looking forward to. Also regarding traveling. After months of preparations I can finally share our plans: Koen (my boyfriend) and I are going to the United States for a few months! We will fly in tomorrow (Thursday) and return somewhere in April. I can’t wait to shop daily at amazing craft stores like Michael’s, JOANN and Hobby Lobby. A promising start of the new year!
We’re going to the United States for both work and travel. The Dutch company Koen works for has an office in Maryland, USA and encourages exchange between the two locations. It has always been a dream of mine to stay in America for a while and Koen really likes the idea of going abroad too. Also, it’s the perfect moment to do it now, as I started working for myself and easily can go with him.
LoveCrochet cocktail party
Our USA trip starts with 10 days of traveling through New York. The first few days are so exciting! Thursday evening I’m going to LoveCrochet’s cocktail party where I will meet many other American / Canadian crochet bloggers, including Stephanie from AllAboutAmi who I really admire. I’m so excited I get the chance to meet her and the other talented crochet bloggers during my trip to New York!
Vogue Knitting Live
That’s not all! Saturday I will attend Vogue Knitting Live, a 3-day event in New York with knit-couture fashion shows and knit art galleries. Even though I’m totally into crochet (never tried knitting before!) it’s the place to be for crafters. The day will be filled with yarn, inspiration and meeting fellow crafters (both crocheters and knitters). And maybe, just maybe, I will even try a bit of knitting myself at the ‘Beginners Lounge’.
Subway Yarn Storm
Wait, there’s more! Saturday morning I will join the Subway Yarn Storm. The idea is that a big group of people comes together and creates an experience for unknowing people. Such as a flashmob. We’re going to do the Subway Yarn Storm with many crafters who are going to Vogue Knitting Live. It’s going to be so much fun and I will make sure to get some fun footage to share with you afterwards!
After 10 days of traveling – you can see our plans below – we will stay in Maryland for a while (close to Washington D.C.). We will make good use of our free time in the States and have planned a lot of weekend trips. Trips to Washington D.C., Richmond, Baltimore, Charlottesville and Philadelphia are already on the schedule. Also, the last 2 weeks of our trip we will go on a big tour again. We haven’t planned a destination yet as we’re hoping to find some cheap flight deals. Fingers crossed for a good price to Hawaii!