For Twin Cities knitters, this is an exciting (and I am almost certain), a once in a lifetime experience. Vogue Knitting LIVE! brought their road show to Minneapolis this weekend. My knitting peeps and I stormed the gates right at starting time on Friday at noon. None of us registered for classes, but we did not want to miss the market.
The registration area: YARN BOMBED!!
Knitters can wait anywhere because we can knit anywhere!
The excitement was palpable as we awaited the opening of the market doors:
The people way up top (on the upper level) were Vogue staffers. They started a yarn drop – tossing yarn to the crowd below! I was pelted in the face by a cute skein of Kenzie in color Kiwi. More on that later.
Finally the doors opened:
There were many vendors and so much to see – it was overwhelming. Look at this cute display of all the presidents expressed in knitting:
Why does Hillary have Trump’s hair?!?!
Look how cute things were displayed:
I saw the ORIGINAL Lehigh Wrap:
The Plomo was much lighter and the Arco Iris had more green and yellow than mine. Now I think I like mine better!!
There was a lot more to see and a lot of inspiration. We saw Meg and Cully Swansen, and Mags Kandis doing live presentations. Just something going on around every corner.
I immediately used my free ‘yarn-drop yarn’ to make a pair of my favorite fingerless gloves – Baby Fan Mitts (free pattern!):
I may swing over there again today since I have a 3-day pass (unless I get too lazy). I realized I won something at the Skacel booth (found the “golden ticket” in my Kenzie ball band) and maybe it is FABULOUS!! 😉 One can hope!!
PS – I did end up going back. I ran into several knitting peeps. Here, Linda and I take a quick knitting break:
I also met June Hemmons Hiatt, renowned author of Principles of Knitting. She was so nice and signed a book plate for me to put in my book.
The prize I won was a copy of the book, Hikoo Sock Puppets. Okay. Maybe not worth a trip back, but it was worth it to see so many great people and be re-inspired with some of the stuff I missed!!
PS2: Katy Carroll said one of her designs, Snake River Poncho, was there so she was there in spirit. I missed it but here it is to enjoy!