Another year another VKLive done. And I have to say it was great, talking to all the people who stopped by the booth and share that joy of knitting and joy of all things geeky. It’s always great meeting people and this Vogue Knitting Live, was no exception. You can be sure we’ll be back next year. And who knows, one of these years we’ll take the show on the road and go to Pasedena, Chicago, or another crafty show. Thank you everyone who made the show great, by popping in, chatting, shopping, sharing my squee, or just enjoying the shop name.
We all know I’ve been going to Vogue Knitting Live these past five years. And that I have been a regular damage doer in the marketplace and this year was no exception. I held out for a while, only making one purchase both Friday and Saturday. Then Sunday all bets were off.
First up was a skein of Empire from Jill Draper Makes stuff. I had somehow missed her last year at Vogue and didn’t end up going to her studio event during Rhinebeck. 1280 yards of yarn. I think I want to make Stonecutter out of it. I talked to someone who had made the sweater out of Miss Babs and thought with their leftover I would be okay even if my size calls for 1395 yards. Fingers crossed. I will not be casting on a new sweater until I finish a small pile of baby things so I have time to figure it out.
Saturday I finished Bayside, and went up to Neighborhood Fiber Co. and got two skeins of Studio North to go with the one I have at home to make myself another sweater. I also have pondered combining it with my grey skein of yowza and doing something striped. Did I mention I spent the entire weekend staring into the Loop booth? They were across and one over from our booth and that was fun.
So on Sunday I gave in, and went over, And after dithering between a lot of similar bumps that I have at home, I ended up with a skein totally outside of my wheelhouse. I’m really excited to spin something so different.
I also stopped at Annie and Co. and got the little red mesh bag, it will be for my mini Turtle made Turkish spindle and its fiber. I also went to Molly Girl Yarn’s booth, they had been across from us last year and I had been planning to make a visit, and possibly sent a few friends over during the weekend. 15 minutes before the show closed on Sunday I went over, and I got the Gryffindor project bag.
I also got a braid of fiber from her, in Dancing Queen. 4.2 oz of merino. All in all not too much damage.
Now I have tons of ideas for new markers, and just a lot of plans for the year. A great way to wrap up the weekend.