9.23.2014

Knockout Knits heads to the City!

I just got back from the most glorious weekend away signing and teaching and celebrating Knockout Knits at Lion Brand Yarn Studio in NYC and Trillium Yarns in Morristown, NJ.  I get so much energy while sharing my work that I came home energized and ready to hit the ground running...Want to see?
The amazing Valery (one of Knockout Knits models) came and I coerced her into showing the Loco Shawl!  Thanks Val!
Signing, signing, signing... friends, family and knitters all attended! 
Even my Mom and Dad were there (and we forgot to get a pic... DUH!)
I got to meet Ingrid (and her sweet friend who looked amazing in the Folly Cloche) in real life!
I taught 3 great classes at Lion Brand (sorry, no pics!) but I was especially in love with the Elongated Stitches class... my students learned lots of tricks and tips for working with Elongated Stitches from Knockout Knits... and then they learned how to bead them and make the cuff above!  This pattern is only available when you take my Elongated Stitches class. I'm teaching it next up at The Yarn Spot in MD and Vogue Knitting Live in NYC.... see my workshops page for more info!
Grand Opening of Trillium Yarns
Teaching in Trillium Yarns new garden patio... such fun to get to teach outside!  Luckily no beads spilled and my students had a great time learning to knit jewelry in the fresh air!!
The fabulous Lori Versaci of Versaci Knits came to class, as well as Linda and Shannon, my new BFF's!
And in the middle of it all I snuck away with Sara from Yarns at Yin Hoo to record a podcast episode... in her car, on the roof of a parking garage!  Hysterical!  The podcast is up and you can listed to it here. We had a great time recording and I think you'll enjoy it!
 I was lucky enough to be hosted, chauffeured and wined and dined all weekend by Kirsten Kapur of Through The Loops... I adore Kirsten and we had a fabulous weekend together (and never ran out of things to talk about!) Kirsten reviewed Knockout Knits on Thursday... and by Friday had finished the Prolix Mitts, photographed and blogged them!  Go Kirsten! Don't you love the yarn she hand-dyed and knit them in?
Kirsten's Hand-Dyed Prolix Mitts
This might be the longest blog post ever! Thankyou to Lion Brand Yarn Studio and their AMAZING staff and Bev at Trillium Yarns... and to Kirsten for being her awesome self! Y'all made it so fun! Let's do it again!!!

Next trip is to Vancouver for Knit City! Can't wait for some Canadian West Coast action! (and that long plane ride.... oh the knitting!)

And though Kirsten and Bev might kill me I can't help but post this AMAZING photo of them decked out in all the samples from Knockout Knits at the grand opening.... I added snow for effect  : )!

10 comments:

  1. That last pic is priceless! Looks like a lot of fun. Hoping I'll get to catch up with u on tour

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    1. Me too Colleen! No plans yet to be near you... but I keep trying : )!

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  2. Such a fun time! Cant wait to see you at rhinebeck new bff!

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  3. Kill you? I LOVE it! Thanks for making Trillium Yarns' Grand Opening very grand indeed! I can't wait until we figure out how to be in the same place again one of these days!

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    1. Agreed! Your shop's new location is adorable... wishing you tons of success! Until we meet again!

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  4. There's no need to fear, I love the last photo. It reminds me of a very fun weekend. You are welcome back anytime!

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    1. Well, I think we are very good at making memories :)! You have to visit next!

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  5. This whole post just made me SMILE ! Yay you! Hope to catch up with you soon--and Rhinebeck for sure.

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    1. Most definitely! You were missed Gale!!!

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