Last weekend, it finally came, what we’ve been waiting patiently for since the day it was announced . . . the Vogue Knitting Live show!
The official kick off of Lion Brand Yarn Studio’s four days of fiber started Thursday night with the one and only Stitchy McYarnpants and Caro Sheridan. They came with a suitcase full of samples (yes, that’s me in the Go-Go-Granny)
and a whole slide show full of images (I know, nobody says “slide show” anymore, but Power Point, sounds like a business meeting).
We got an inside peek at the creation of The Museum of Kitchy Stitches . . .
along with Stitchy’s newest book with Caro Sheridan, Knitting it Old School.
And then of course there are the garments . . . ooh, ah
We all enjoyed passing the samples around to get a closer look
Thank you ladies for a thouroughly entertaining and inspiring evening. It was a great way to kick off our weekend full of yarn. Next up VK Live!
There’s nothing quite like 4,000 knitters and crocheters in one NYC Hotel for one special weekend of classes, shopping, fashion shows and fun.
The entrance to the marketplace was, of course, decorated with yarn filled mannequins.
At the Lion Brand Yarn Studio’s booth, we tried to bring a bit of the Studio to the Hilton. We had free demos, book signings and designer talks throughout the day.
We even had a traveling version of our sampling wall,
and, of course, we had garments and yarn to pet along with free patterns
and some adorable knitted friends!
Zontee, Jess, Vanessa, Gretchen, Grace, Lindsey, Kendra, Jackie and Laura were kept busy all day with folks who wanted to see all the new Lion Brand yarns. They also handled our raffles, demos and giveaways.
I was thrilled to teach two classes: “Knitting Surgeon: Mistakes and How to Fix Them” and “First and Last Steps: Gauge and Blocking.” I was so impressed with the 44 students that I was privileged to teach. They all came full of curiosity, and enough questions to keep my on my toes. Thanks to all my students for making it an amazing day of teaching.
One of my favorite part of the marketplace was the section for fiber art. Check out the amazing work of Hannah Haworth.
And the fantastic knitted heart by Ben Cuevas
The hauntingly beautiful knitted pelt of Ruth Marshall
The one of a kind whimsical world of Anna Hrachovec’s Mochi Mochi
Look for Ruth Marshall and Anna Hrachovec’s works to appear in the Studio’s gallery later this year.
All and all, the perfect way to spend the weekend . . . surrounded by yarn!!