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A new beginning

I am both happy and sad today, because this is my last post on this forum. This blog has served me very well, and I have loved writing on it. But it's time for a new beginning.

This is the announcement you've all been waiting for....my new website www.niseyknits.com. This website has taken over a year to get off the ground, and at times I wondered whether it was the right thing to do. However I really really wanted one place where you could find my designs,  my finished items and me, and the blog was just not cutting it for me. 

Now this website is still a work in progress, but most of the main parts are finished, so I thought I'd share it with you.  The design work and the building of the website was done by Sierra Fong and Mike Chen of Atmosphere Websites. I love, love, love their work! I'm still working with Sierra on a few more design items and hope this business relationship continues because they do amazing work, and their support is phenomenal ( I know because I've emailed them back and forth over a hundred little things, and they respond so very quickly in a very positive tone, even though I know it must be exasperating.)

I hope you will all join me in the move. I will still be blogging once a week as I used to. You can subscribe to the blog through my newsletter ( I won't spam you I promise. It will be my blog post, just delivered in a beautiful format to your inbox). 

Once again, thank you, thank you, thank you for joining me on this journey so far. Hop on and let's move to the next level at www.niseyknits.com. 

Have a wonderful rest of the week, and see you soon at my new home


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  1. You're not exasperating at all! Believe me, we know exasperating when we see it. :)

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  2. Congratulations! Your new Web site is gorgeous and new beginnings is what makes life so exciting. Enjoy!

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  3. Congrats on your new website!
    I've nominated you for Liebster Blog Award because I love your blog and your work, too =)
    You can find out more about it here
    http://paper-n-sort.blogspot.sg/2012/12/liebster-award.html

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