Yesterday I meandered into New York City for Vogue Knitting Live. On the train, I met Sarah from Threads magazine, so we walked to the show together. We parted ways once we got in, I was there to shop and she was doing more research type work. She wanted to speak to some of the authors.
Okay, if you read my blog regularly, you know that I go to lots of yarny type events….one word for Vogue Knitting Live ….claustrophobic! Most of the booths were jammed in together and they all had curtains up to separate the different vendors. Whoever organized it, sure it may separate them, but it makes a small space seem so much more smaller! I was told by a vendor that another vendor asked to remove the curtains, but was told they had to leave them up. The vendors on the end had much more room. There were two floors and stages that took up quite a bit of room on both floors….I don’t think I’d go again, unless I was taking a class….definitely not for just the marketplace…
Back of the room, where there was more room…those are the curtains that separated every booth. First vendor I went to was this one….The Yarn Co to get some of that yarn I showed the other day…Midnight in Manhatten by Madelinetosh. It’s exclusive to their store…I’m not usually a blue fan, but I really wanted some…I scored a skein of the DK….
Look at this!
Also in the gallery…
And sitting next to it was Anna Hrachovec, the author of Knitting Mochimochi and Teeny, Tiny Mochimochi. I got a signed copy of the second book, because really there is nothing cuter than tiny gnomes! I’m going to give it a shot, as I’ve never done knitting amigurami, and this is very small!
I wandered around a bit more, spoke to several people that I see at these shows…and then I’d had enough…it was a little after 12 and I decided to leave. I was hungry, hot, tired and just a bit claustrophobic….
but that was not the end of the day…stay tuned….