January 21, 2013

vogue knitting live in nyc

super soft yarn from Lion Brand's "LB Collection"

stainless steel wool that conducts electricity (so you can make smartphone-friendly gloves!)

a crocheted portrait by jo hamilton in the gallery section of the show
an adorable baby blanket pattern from Spud & Chloe

a cross stitch kit at the Kollabora booth
showing off their chunky throw and giant needles at Loopy Mango

After brunch yesterday, I reluctantly headed uptown to one of my least favorite parts of town - Times 
Square - to check out "Vogue Knitting Live" at the Marriott Marquis Hotel. A few folks from my knitting group were going to be there and I was curious to see what it was like, since there are fashion shows, loads of classes and lectures, plus a vendor area called the marketplace.

I only had time to visit the marketplace section and left feeling a bit disappointed. Although I discovered a few new vendors, picked up a tantalizing brochure for a weekend weaving retreat on Block Island and visited some of my local favorites like Loopy Mango and Annie & Co. (but where were Purl Soho and Brooklyn General?), it was not quite the event I had been expecting. I guess once you have been to
the Sheep & Wool Festival in Rhinebeck, everything else pales in comparison!

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