Vogue Knitting Live

Posted on | January 16, 2012 | 1 Comment

This weekend I was fortunate enough to go to VK Live in midtown.  I was there to sign copies of my new book, Textured Stitches, but it was also a great opportunity to catch up with old knitting friends and meet new ones.  On Saturday I was at Bijou Basin’s booth and on Sunday I was at Knitty City’s.  Bijou Basin has some truly drool worthy yarns and it took every ounce of restraint I had to not bring home any.  The folks at Bijou Basin, however, foiled my good intentions and very kindly gave me some of their Tibetan Dream Sock yarn to try.  Not only is their yarn interesting (yak is a new fiber for me), but their color palette is right up my alley — deep, intense yet subtle too.

These types of events — Rhinebeck, TNNA, etc — are always such a mad rush of stimulation, inspiration, and fun that it’s sometimes hard to properly catch up with friends.   Luckily, my good friend Angela was coming in from Boston for the event and decided to stay with me, so we got the chance to really chat in earnest.  I also got to hang out quite a bit with my buddy from Ithaca, Laura Nelkin, and the always in-demand, Melissa Wehrle.

Because I’m still processing the weekend, I’ll let photos do the rest of the storytelling.  There was yarn-bombing in the marketplace, an adorable amiguri exhibit by the very talented Anna Hrachovec (check out the peeing gnomes below!), and I even had time to attend a lecture by Debbie Bliss on how to design for babies!








One Response to “Vogue Knitting Live”

  1. Maryse
    January 18th, 2012 @ 9:38 pm

    I hope one day soon I get to meet you all knitting celebrities ;-)

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