Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Vogue Knitting Live 2013

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Last Friday, I decided to take a long weekend and travel down to see my sister in NYC and attend Vogue Knitting Live.  We've never been before, so it was something new for both of us.  This year we only bought tickets for the marketplace, just to check everything out, so maybe next year we'll take a class or two.

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The Loopy Mango booth had a live demonstration of knitting with their oversized needles and yarn.  It's almost mandatory to knit standing up with these suckers! I'm sure that's going to be a cozy blanket.

They sell the yarn and needles on their website as well.

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Lion Brand Yarn demoed a new yarn called "Spaghetti," which is made from fabric remnants in garment factories.  It's manufactured in limited quantities - only two balls per color are ever made! So basically, when you see a color you like, grab both balls.  I think I remember the rep saying each ball had something like 50 yards worth of yarn and is supposed to be knit up on US 11s or 15s.

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Mmmmm Rowan yarn tasting.  This is actually a really cool idea, to try out knitting a yarn before purchasing a skein.

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There was also an exhibit with "knitting art" from different artists all over the country.  Can you imagine knitting with a pair of foils?

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This was my favorite - knitted food!  A whole table was set up with different kinds of knitted food, from sushi to hotdogs.  Isn't the lobster adorable?  My sister also grabbed a picture of an Italian dinner and wine bottle.

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We hit the Garment District afterwards for some serious fabric shopping (more on that to come).  Sadly, Mood was closed by the time I got there, le sigh.  Next time, Mood, next time.

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I didn't buy any yarn at the show since I'm not in any kind of "need" right now, but I did pick up this kitschy coin tin from the Knitty City booth.  Need...wool...

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I love their take on the Lululemon shopping bag.  I like this version better!  It's the perfect size for a small project.

I didn't take a picture of it, but I also picked up a bag from Yarn Pop.  I'm using it with my new sweater project and it's great for containing my yarn.

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A view of the city from the New Jersey side of the river, where my sister lives.  I'll be back soon!

2 comments:

  1. how did you keep from walking away with those stand up needles!! so cool.

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