Hello blogging friends!
Yesterday, I attended Vogue Knitting Live in New York City. It was an amazing day! My husband, Gary, went into the city with me. He walked me to the Hilton, where the event was being held, then he went off to explore the city, leaving me to experience heaven on earth.
My first stop was at Jo Packham’s lecture: Passionate Knitter Takes the Next Step! Jo was both informative and entertaining. The lecture was only one hour, but I could have listened to her all day.
Just in case you don’t know who Jo Packham is, she is the Editor in Chief of the best magazines in the world: Where Women Create and Where Women Cook. If you haven’t had a look at these magazines, run to your nearest Barnes and Noble, Costco, Michael's or AC Moore and get them. Or, just click on one of the magazines above. You will love them!
Next stop was The Marketplace! The Marketplace was two floors of vendors with all things knitting! Both enormous floors were packed full of yarn, books, knitted and crocheted items, yarn, needles, tote bags, yarn, roving, needle felting supplies, weaving machines, and more. It was a knitters and crocheter’s paradise.
These wonderful ladies had a booth that touched my heart. The lady on the left, Amy, is the founder of Mother Bear Project. This knitting or crocheting project is for charity. Here’s how Amy describes the project in her pamphlet: “Join people from all over the world knitting easy-to-make bears for children in emerging nations.”
If you are interested in learning more about the Mother Bear Project go to www.motherbearproject.org.
Another charity at the event was Warm Up America. The participants of this charity make blankets that are distributed to people in need. If you are interested in more information about this charity go to http://www.craftyarncouncil.com/warmup.html.
Vogue Knitting Live was an event that was packed with inspiration and yarn for everyone. If you love to knit or crochet I urge you to attend next year. Even if you don’t knit or crochet the creativity and energy is contagious, besides there are dozens of people who will cheerfully teach you how to knit or crochet.
After a glorious day my husband and I took the ferry back to NJ. I returned home filled with creative ideas to last a lifetime, but I’m going back next year for even more.