Thursday, January 22, 2015

Vogue Knitting Live Jan 17th - Jan 19th

This past weekend and for four  of its five years,  I had the opportunity to attend Vogue Knitting Live.

This knitting event happens in the NY area, the third weekend in January. For the past two years it's been held at the Marriott Marquis in Times Square. Knitters from near and far come together for classes, latest technology and yarny goodness. It's an opportunity to hob nob, rub elbows, take classes and take selfies with local and national Knitterati. Most notable Shirley Paden, Stephen West, Vicki Howell, and Norah Gaughan to name a few. We also got up close and personal with well known local designers RosiG of RosiG Designs, Tee Rivers of Tranquil Rivers, Steve Malcolm of and many others.

VKLive is also the time to see new yarny goodness. Dragonfly Fibers knows how to do that very well.  This year's offering Nautilace, they couldn't keep it on the shelves. A 400 yard skein of silk and camel.  All I can say is MMGood!!! This year's show stealer, however,  was a totally new gadget called TheYarnIt! This cutey patootie is rated as a Gotta Have It.  The YarnIt! holds your yarn,  your needles, your stitch markers and even has an over the shoulder strap so your knitting can travel with you. The YarnIt! also fits in your car's cup holder for those of you that like to knit at red lights :-)

Now all that is good stuff... but for me, FOR ME?!  Le pies de resistance is my Knatural Purls group. My knitting family is everything.  We spend a great deal of time chatting throughout the year, and we have a few meet ups along the way, but VKLive allows us ALL to get together; from PA to MA, even as far away as Vancouver we were in there.

So when you hear that VKLive is coming through your area, make it a point to get there and make it a new meet up for your favorite Knit folks. 

You're welcome.

1 comment:

  1. This is a great post! I'm glad you got to make it and enjoy yourself. I must get a couple of YarnIts!