Hi, I'm Noriko!
I have been knitting since 2005, spinning since 2008, and crocheting since 2011! I began creating my own things almost from the get-go, and took a number of stabs at designing in the past. I finally decided to get more serious about it, as my friends keep telling me I need to give them the patterns to my creations. ;o) Once I started, I couldn't stop. I have new ideas daily; sometimes it's hard to keep up!
If you'd like to chat, please find me at my group on Ravelry: norichan knits.
I spent most of my life in California (grew up in the Bay Area, then went to UCLA for undergrad), but have moved so many different places since! I have lived in Portland, Athens, Wenzhou (China), Okinawa (Japan), and Austin. I currently reside in Seattle with my cat (Izi) and my boyfriend (Bret).
I am part Japanese and part Chinese. In Japanese, the honorific "-chan" (pronounce the a like "awe") is an addition that you would add to the end of a good friend's name, typically reserved for girls. An adult might also use it in reference to a little girl. Growing up, my family called me (and still do call me) Nori. So, that's where Nori-chan comes from. :o)