Looking through all these snapshots from Vogue Knitting Live this past weekend in New York, I just keep smiling.
Imagine 8,000 knitters wedged into the architectural wackiness of the Marriott in Times Square, everybody there to wallow in the company of other like-minded folks.
We had the chance to meet so many people we know online. We caught up with designers—ones we love already and others we’ve admired from afar.
The yarns were copious and beautiful, with new names mixing in with familiar ones.
We may have caught a bit of speckle fever.
We got up early on Saturday to follow the extravagantly clad Kristy Glass onto the 1 train for a Subway Storm that left us laughing. We stood for a photo next to the TKTS booth, where the lucky folks hoping to score Hamilton tickets (good luck with that!) got to see hundreds of knitters pose for what was basically a class photo.
So much hugging. All weekend long, I saw hugging at a level that I’ve never seen. So many hammy photos of people loving being with each other.
Grateful to everybody who stopped to say hi. Thanks to Karin Maag-Tanchak at Periwinkle Sheep for a superfun hangout, and to Pearl Chin at Knitty City for hosting us.
Also: to every yarn vendor who brought their wares to this most challenging of venues, thank you! I know it’s a big deal to set up shop at an event like this—it was huge fun for us to see such a wonderland of beautiful things.
Finally, a big congratulations to the folks at Vogue Knitting Live, who corralled the whole thing. Wow.
I’m heading back to Nashville with a full heart and a giant bottle of Advil to get me through this NYC souvenir cold.
We may have been blocking a stairway for a minute or two. We’re sorry!
Amy and Tina of Periwinkle Sheep may be the first to HAVE CROSSED the Bang out a Sweater finish line—a month early. ABOVE: Periwinkle Sheep Merino DK, in the Liberty Tree Pullover pattern from Field Guide No. 9: Revolution. BELOW: YOKE FROM INTERCHANGE(ABILITY) BY NORAH GAUGHAN. LURVLY!
Karin Maag-Tanchak and Gaye Glasspie aka @ggmadeit. The lighting fixture is a blessing upon their heads.
pin game: strong. Jeans bag belonging to Jan Clayton aka @jan_clay08
Sara Lucas unfurling her design, the Paper Crane Shawl, which uses a single freia Yarn Bomb, in the Dahlia colorway. (She’s wearing a second one, still in progress, over her shoulder, in the sulphur springs colorway.)
StevenBe and me. Photo by Jen Geigley.
Toggles and carpet.
marisa morrison, aka @TheNeonTeaParty, was handing out love, in the form of pom-pom yarn.
HAMS! YA CRAZY HAMS!
Just another ride downtown.
CATCHING UP WITH LOOME TOOL MAGNATE VILASINEE BUNNAG.
Shameka Clarke aka @mekamikashop and Jan Clayton aka @jan_clay08
On the right, Christine @minimoebius, resplendent in her birthday crown and mariage soeurs cardigan. On the left, Marian of @marianatedyarns in her Snake River Poncho.
At Knitty City with Luis Boria, aka @brooklynboyknits.
At Brooklyn General with Aimée Gille of La Bien Aimée.
Amy Reeder, in one of her Very Inventive Hats.
Shameka Clarke in her stunning hot pink/black version of the winged triangle shawl by Tania Richter. It’s double knitting, so to see the pink-on-black side, visit Shameka’s instagram.
The cardi that stopped us in our tracks, made without a pattern by @bobbleclubhouse.