Now I've had a couple of days to get my breath, I can't wait to tell you about Vogue Knitting Live in the Big Apple. It's many years since I last visited New York, so to say I was very excited would be the understatement of the year. Staged in the heart of Manhattan in Times Square, the event lived up to its promise of being both exhilarating and inspiring, just like its location.
|Room with a view!|
|Short row samples|
VK Spring issue...
|Pieces from VK Spring collection|
Great work from Rhonda Fargnoli's students...
Wacky hats from this talented lady...
All life? is here - edgy, macabre knits...
|This knitter designed and knitted his sweater. |
He also told me what the Finnish writing means,
but sad to say I've forgotten - any suggestions?
|Interesting fibre and construction|
And finally the knit feast from Mary McGurn's Colorful Stitches...
On Sunday lunchtime, whilst doing a Sweet Shawlettes booksigning in the Knitty City booth, I noticed Madeline Tosh's gorgeous hand-dyed yarns hanging behind me. I've drooled over this yarn for years on our tours, when I saw various knitters from the US using them. Not one to let the grass grow under my feet, I quickly decided on a colourway for the beautifully luminous free pattern scarf that hung by the yarn and went off to my next class looking forward to collecting my swag later. I couldn't wait to start the scarf - an ingenious design, which I'm knitting in my own colours (a lot of fun choosing how to mix and match these) and a little narrower than the original.
|Madeline Tosh hand-dyed merino|
So, I had an amazing time at VK Live, which was well organised and to my eyes seemed to run like clockwork. Back home now knitting with my beautiful VK Live yarn, I'm determined it won't be another ten years before my next visit!