Dear OML community,
It is with a heavy heart that our team announce that the OML 2020 Portland Meetup event will be postponed this year and is rescheduled to now take place on July 24, 2021.
With the news of COVID-19, this is certainly not the news and outcome we expected for this year’s event at the start of the year. This being our fifth-year anniversary, we were excited and anticipating a wonderful meetup complete with yarn, education, inspiration and good cheer.
But considering the weight of the Coronavirus global epidemic that all of us in this world are battling in our own way, we know the decision to postpone this year’s event is for the best. Not only is social distancing and self-quarantine a number one global priority in these uncertain times, but the OML team recognizes the economic effects that this epidemic has and will continue to bring to our U.S. and international community, homes, workplaces, small businesses, and individual lives now and going forward well into this year’s summer season. Thus, we feel, it is both safe and responsible to encourage staying at home and choosing that OML joy that we’ve all come to know and love.
A few things:
With additional time to plan, OML event planning commitments require the same level of responsibility even in lieu of our now rescheduled event. Please know that this is an overwhelming team task to both address and re-shift, and thus we ask for your patience and understanding, acknowledging that our current Event FAQ still stands. Please take a moment to review our Event FAQ, available online, before emailing our event team regarding common questions. A common Q (Are OML ticket refunds and/or ticket transfers allowed?) holds as per our standard event policy with the refund request date for current registered attendees being extended to July 01, 2020.
As we continue to adjust to a worldwide new normal, we want you to know and remember that our team thought of each and every one of you in making this very tough decision.
Change is often shocking especially coupled with uncertainty, but we feel that with these emotions come the action of resilience, determination, survival and overcoming. These feelings and acts aren’t always easy. But OML was founded on the joy, passion, love and respect for human interaction, knowing that together we can do and make anything, and we will get through this in all of its hardships, together. We will indeed miss you all this summer.
For now, please stay safe, stay well, and God bless you and your loved ones.
With cozy yarn close by (now and always!),
Jewell, Nathan, Jake, and Christie
The OML Leadership Team