11.06.2013

And I'm back... from VKL in Chicago!

Well, that was a FUN weekend!  I taught 6 classes over three days at Vogue Knitting Live at the Palmer House in Chicago and had some of the most wonderful students EVER!

They were so so so fabulous that I didn't take ANY photos in class, I was too busy lecturing, answering questions and keeping everyone's hands busy!  It was my first time teaching in the midwest, and I have to say that my classes had a FABULOUS sense of humor!  Seriously, we had fun!  One class even had a field trip to the marketplace to see my kits in the Windy Knitty booth... which was a first!
Sorry for the image quality.... but you can see how happy we are!
I did take some photos with my phone and a few with my camera while I wasn't teaching that can show you a bit more of the weekend!
My "pop-up" shop in the Windy Knitty booth!

An early morning photoshoot at "Cloud Gate"  (aka The Bean)
Gudrun, Ysolda and I wore our Rhinebeck Sweaters... you can see more pics on Y's blog!
I also got to hang with my buddy and copy editor Ann Weaver (who is awesomeesauce!) 
She and I committed to a design "smackdown" in the new year.... more info on that to come!
There are also some photos of yarn, pizza, coffee, and friends on Instagram,  I definitely did some good eating while I was in the Windy City!  I also somehow came home with yarn to make Puffin, which has been in my queue since Kate released it.  It might go into my retirement stash for now... but one day that sweater will be mine!

And one exciting thing?  I showed Cyclo kits for the first time, and it SOLD OUT!  I'll be releasing it Friday... so stay tuned!

Thankyou Vogue Knitting for throwing a WONDERFUL event!  Seriously, you all know how to run a classy knitting retreat!

( Just counted: This blog post has 18 exclamation points in it... I must have had fun!)

10 comments:

  1. Look at those little yarn cakes sitting on the Cambio sample in the Windy City booth photo-- I'm surprised those didn't SOMEHOW just fall into someone's bag!!

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    1. Oh, knitter's are WAY to trustworthy for those kind of shenanigans!

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  2. So glad you were able to enjoy yourself including during your teaching sessions,

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    1. Teaching is my second favorite thing! (knitting is first!)

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  3. Really enjoyed your Knitting Jewelry class! Got me pumped up for knitting with beads. A Cambio, Cyclo, and a couple more kits made their way into my bag from the Windy Knitty booth. Looks like I'll be busy knitting some Christmas gifts. Hope you'll be back next year! P.S. - finished my Butin Collar - looks great!

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    1. Aw, Thanks! Sounds like you will be busy! So glad you caught the beading bug : )!

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  4. I'm jealous. You need to come to Nashville!

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    1. I'll be in Nashville in July for SSK : )!!!!

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    2. Laura, that's wonderful--but I don't know what SSK is!

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  5. So glad you had a wonderful time. Thanks for sharing the photos. Love your booth. You've done an excellent job at tying all your packaging together and making them very eye catching. I was thinking about that when I was finishing up on Stereo. Your designer's eye is all encompassing!

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