So yesterday I went to Vogue Knitting Live. Just the marketplace as most of the classes sold out long ago. But I knew the marketplace would be a good time. I possibly went a bit overboard with the purchases but I had a great time. I saw Debbie Stoller discussing the latest stitch and bitch. Saw Lilly Chin, Meg Swansen, and Nicky Eptstien. Got yarn, Glass buttons that the vendor made by hand, even stopped at the Knitty City both and picked up some Madeline Tosh.
See what I mean about picking up a lot of stuff? I decided it was best for my poor wallet to not head back today. I think I got the most out of my marketplace admission.
My favorite purchase has to be the Qiviuk I picked up. I was tempted to get the 50% Quiviuk 50% Silk but could not get myself to pay that much for a single skein of yarn.
Instead I got got the Qiviuk/Merino/Silk blend at 45/45/10 it was still a bit pricy at a little over 40 for 218 yards but I have wanted to play with Muskox for a while. I think I will make myself a lace cowl. Possibly with buttons.
Speaking of buttons I got a few sets of those as well.
The designer said she had modeled them after a candy only available in Canada that reminded me of Swedish Fish.
Not sure what these buttons will be used for but they were great.
I also stopped at the Soak booth as the yarn wash I have now I don’t particularly like the scent of. I think I made the sales girl’s day. I left with 2 bottles of soak and some Heel, their lotion brand.
Now the rest of the yarn.
This is just under half a pound of a deep purple lace. Which was a) Half off and b) 4500yds a pound. So I have likely about 2200yds of it. It has been added to my mental pile of 11shawls in 2011.
Two skeins of tosh merino in Citylights.
About 1000yds of a cashmire Merino blend in bright red. And around 700 Yards of some worsted yarn in dark purples and gray/black. I’m looking forward to playing with all of these yarns. But after Vogue Knitting Live me and Yarn purchases have to go our separate ways for a time. I’m aiming for not making a purchase until the summer at the earliest. We’ll see if I can hold myself to that. The best would be if I could hold out until Rhinebeck. Which would be a good time to pick up Christmas yarn if I need it.
Only time will tell.