Posted on | January 26, 2011 | 5 Comments
Vogue Knitting Live. Wow, what a weekend! A weekend filled with yarn, artists, authors, designers, good friends, and aching feet.
My day started off racing to get to the Knitty City booth on time for my signing at 10am. I think it went pretty well and it was nice to have so many knitters stop by to say hi. Christina from KC got my sleepy act together and was a great promoter. A big thanks goes out to Pearl and Phyllis for allowing me to take part in such a great event. The KC booth was a fury of activity from opening to closing and it’s not hard to see why. I am so lucky to have Knitty City as my LYS!
After the signing, I was free to wonder around and take it all in. The market was fairly crowded and I was a little intimidated to force my way into some of the more popular booths. As the day went on, the crowds became a little more manageable and was much easier to see all the goodies that were available for purchase.
Fun designs from the Mohair South Africa booth.
In addition to the marketplace, there was also a small gallery space showcasing the work of several talented artists who specialize in knit related items. Anna from Mochimochi Land was present signing copies of her super cute book Knitting MochiMochi.
Part of MochiMochi Land from Anna’s exhibit late last year
Also present were Ruth Marshal with her very interesting Tiger Pelt Project, Hannah Haworth with her super cute knitted animal sculptures, and Alyssa Ettinger with her beautiful knitted textured ceramic pieces.
I didn’t buy too much, but one purchase I knew I had to make (in fact, I picked it up the Thursday before at Knitty City to make sure I got a copy!) Was Courtney and Kate’s new book Vintage Modern Knits. I have been waiting for the book to come out since Rhinebeck 2009 when I accidentally met Courtney in line wearing one of the projects from the book. The wait was worth it.
Courtney and Kate of the Fibre Company
I also stopped back at the Knitty City booth at the end of the day to say hi to Johanna Johnson. Johanna and I met at TNNA the summer before and it was nice to catch up and take a look at her new book Freddie’s Blanket. It’s certainly equally as cute as her first book, Phoebe’s Sweater, and will make a welcome addition to any child’s library. Not to mention the fun platypus knitting pattern that is included in the back!
Johanna, Phoebe, and Freddie
And this is my new alpaca buddy. I could not resist the hot pink mohawk and had to buy him. Extreme cuteness courtesy of two stix. Now all he needs is a name.
Overall, it was a great weekend! I would definitely do it again, and maybe even save up for a class or two next time.