Charles James: Beyond Fashion

“Cut in dressmaking is like grammar in a language. A good design should be like a well made sentence, and it should only express one idea at a time” – Charles James   This weekend, I went to the newly opened costume exhibit at the MET, Charles James: Beyond Fashion. I will start off by […]

A Couture Knitting Weekend in NYC

Last weekend I spent most of my time in the most amazing class at Vogue Knitting Live, The Basic Techniques of Couture Knitting with Catherine Lowe. It’s not a secret that I am a very technical minded knitter, so for me, this class was truly a mind blowing experience. Catherine has developed a special set […]

Long Island Fiber Festival

  This weekend, I escaped the city for 48 hours to attend the Long Island Fiber Festival. It was a small affair held on the ground of the Hallockville Museum Farm, which is located about 2 hours east of the city. I really enjoyed talking to a few of the talented ladies of the Long […]

Memories

Last week, I headed out to the Lion Brand Studio for a special event with Brenda Dayne from Cast-On. Being a loyal listener for years, I jumped at the chance to be able to see and meet her in person. If she happens to be stopping by your area, I highly suggest going to see […]

Vogue Knitting Live

NYC has never been the same since VK Live came to town last year. Having thousands of knitters converge on the city for 3 days worth of knitting is just awesome. And not to mention all of the other events going on at various LYS while well known teachers and designers are in town! I […]

Spin Expo 2012

Occasionally my full time job brings me across something interesting enough to share with you on the blog. Spin Expo is a yarn show for the manufacturing end of the industry that is held in Shanghai and New York every year. It’s kinda like our TNNA to compare it in hand knitting terms – only […]

Fun Happenings in NYC

Work for the book is coming along slowly, but surely! I received the first of my yarn late last week and have been busy swatching away. While I can’t show you what I’ve been working on, I can tell you about some fun happenings going on in NYC over the next two weekends! Renegade Craft […]

Vogue Knitting Live – The Recap

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 […]

Vogue Knitting Live

One of these days I will actually get around to posting about a project or two, but today is not that day! I’ve been busy preparing for Vogue Knitting Live this weekend in New York City, it sneaked up on me so fast! I will be at the Knitty City booth (#2301-2307) on Saturday from […]

Crafternoon at the NYPL

This past Saturday, Kirsten Kapur and I were invited to speak at the “Emerging Designers Knitting Circle” Crafternoon at the New York Public Library. If you’ve never been to or heard of a crafternoon, you should really check it out! Once a month on a Saturday, a bunch of crafty people get together to learn […]

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