This weekend I journeyed down to NYC for a weekend full of knitting, friends and food at Vogue Knitting Live. The conference was incredibly well organized and chock full of events...if you ever have the chance to attend one, i say: GO FOR IT
|Early am coffee outing!|
|I went just a wee bit fan girl on Anna of MochiMochiLand... how could I not?|
|There aren't really words to tell you how much I LOVED hanging with Cal and Jill (and Jill's yarn!)|
|I took a class on Brioche Lace with Nancy Merchant, |
to say that my mind was blown is an understatement!
|One of Nancy's examples, this is a simple leaf motif in |
brioche lace, done in two colors which makes it reversible!
|Can you believe this is feather and fan? I ADORE it!|
|My swatch... I got 3 inches done in 3 hours, that's an inch an hour people! Not my fastest knitting, but I learned a TON!|
|Panel on When Knitting Becomes a Career |
Left to Right: Melanie Falick, Debbie Stoller, Norah Gaughan, Kristy McGowan, Erin Slonaker, Betsy Perry, Trisha Malcolm, Kirsten Kapur, Laura Zander
|My haul! NEW books from Ysolda, a kit from MochiMochiLand, tattoos from Soak, and GORGEOUS yarn from Jill Draper Makes Stuff, Tanis Fiber Arts, & Mocha's Fibers |
|A "ladies" lunch in the basement of the Plaza with Kirsten... oh my, I think she and I could talk for HOURS and we'd still have more to say : )!|
Want to hear who/what is missing in these photos?
|Some mandatory clothes shopping at Uniqlo for my family and Kate!|
*My phenomenal roommates Kellen
, Ellen and Kelly... I think we were having too much fun to remember about pictures, WHOOPS!
*My dinner at Griffou
(insanely good locavore restaurant with a Spanish flare) on Sat night with Cal and Jill!
*A trip to one of my fav restaurants in the world, Maya
, with Ysolda
, and my roomies!
*My trip with Kirsten to the MOMA for an exhibition of Diego Rivera's
All and all, it was one of those weekends that will go down in history... though yesterday when I got home I kinda felt like one of these guys
So unbelievably jealous. I now must go knit a teeny tiny mochi mochi something just to feel better.ReplyDelete
I was in Chicago. So wish I could have been a day tripper and tagged along.ReplyDelete
I LOVE the brioche lace and if it took you an hour to knit an inch, I'm not sure I can do it. Would it be impossible using English style of knitting, throwing vs picking?ReplyDelete
Julibeth- What fun that would have been! Next year, ok?ReplyDelete
Pam- I LOVE it too, and wish I could design a cowl in it, but I can't imagine writing it up so anyone else would get the same results as me!ReplyDelete
I will say that there were a few English style knitters in the class and they were able to work the technique as well!