Monday, January 24, 2011

Vogue Knitting Live

Vogue Knitting Live was this weekend in Manhattan and it was crazy! I spent the weekend working at the Woolstock Yarn Company's booth which was pretty much mobbed the whole weekend. We sold some yarn, lemme tell ya. The work was professionally (and personally) AMAZING and physically grueling.

The event was exceedingly well attended, and I got to spot some of the "knitterati" including nearly mowing down Debbie Bliss near an escalator. I also saw Stephanie Pearl-McPhee (YarnHarlot) in her amazing Bohus sweater. It was really really lovely. I actually recognized the sweater before I saw her face. Unfortunately, didn't have a chance to talk to her as I was working with customers.

I also saw Ysolda, Melissa Wherle, and Anna Hrachovec of Mochimochi Land. Anna and I got to have a lovely conversation, as the booth she was in was right next to the one I was in, and I got some pictures of her stuff:






There were some other really cool things at her booth, by other fiber artists (whose names I didn't catch), like these knitted animal skins:


And this lady who knitted a huge Beluga whale and other, smaller animals:
 


Anyway, I'm still a little delirious from exhaustion and stuff. I'll write some more tomorrow about the event, and show off the stash enhancement that occurred (yummy noro), the finished object (Meredith's hat) and yeah. Stuff.

Just gotta say though, it was REALLY amazing to be around so many knitters. I loved talking about knitting and yarn and fiber arts and everything else. I just had the best time!

10 comments:

  1. wha???? people knit stuff other than clothes?? what???? those skins on the wall? How f. cool is that?!!! and that whale? whoa.....learning new stuff everyday from you.

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  2. I'm so so so envious! I can't wait to hear more about it!

    I don't think I could have stopped myself from groping the Yarn Harlots sweater. It's my favorite bohus design and color combo.

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  3. Oooh, sounds fantastic! I'm a little jealous! ;o)

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  4. Sometimes I can be so silly -- I had no idea of what Vouge Knitting Live was - still I am commenting as I knew :-))))
    Now I know, and it sounds marvelous to have been there! Love those rabbits(??) in the last photo, so cool!

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  5. That looks and sounds like an awesome time! Lucky You :)

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  6. Okay, those anorexic eurotrash stuffed animals were fun AND repulsive!

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  7. I am sooooo jealous! I would have loved to have been there but I am planning on going to Stitches Midwest this summer. I am very excited about that trip!!

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  8. That sounds like SO much fun -- and exhausting. What a great way to brush shoulders with the best.

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