16 March 2014

Vogue Live Seattle 2014 ~ a post from Kelli




As you walk up you can 'pin point' where you and your stash live...  I pushed a pin in for us Northwesters.
Driving to Vogue Live Seattle takes about an hour and a half from my home.  Parking is a expensive nightmare but well worth it.





Here's some Vogue-Style ladies 'miming'  for passerby's.  Can you believe all this knitting?  I'm guessing machine knitted...  they stood there and contorted in all sorts of ways.  I stood watching thinking, Can they see through that?  and Wow, sure catches your attention.  And yes they are connected the whole time.



  OK, now to the  Catapuss-es's... now let me think, what FOUR projects would I work on all at the same time?   and why cats?  Clever artists~





Want to test taste some yarns?  Lots of test knitting options, in lovely hand lathed bowls for sale (not as nice as the bowls Mel and I have).  With single point needles?





Here we are, my favorite designer of lace, or one of them.. Jared remembered me and got to meet my husband.  Leila was not there as I hoped, but Jared knew the shawl right-a-way, Spire! he said as he touched it, 'beautiful' , was all I needed to set my heart a-fly'in.  (you can't tell from my face but I'm much happier then I look).   We talked a bit and I asked if he'd watched Downton Abbey, and he HAD! only through season 3...then I asked if he'd watch North and South, he had not.  I asked because in both those shows there are scenes where the leading ladies are wearing wool coats, the coats have dark purple 'peter pan' collars with the main coat lighter purple.  They look stunning to me.  I've been looking for that purple on purple look, for a pullover or cardigan,yoke down, sweater (not with the peter pan collared) and to create my own version,  I did buy some Shelter that should do the trick, but that will have to be for another 'post'.


What a lucky knitter I am to get to see and visit with Jared Flood, and for a husband who gladly followed me around while people asked him, "Are you a knitter too?"   "No I'm an Alaskan crabber" and that would set off all kinds of questions back to him.

12 comments:

  1. Envious! Looks like a fab trip - definitely worth the drive + parking. Love the catapuses - I think I need one.

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  2. Thanks Kate, I'm still floating due to the trip~ capapuses...hmmmm?

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    1. I think she's talking about the cats ('catapuses')?

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  3. at least I was in the same city as Jared this time (I worked yesterday) ~ getting closer every time he's here

    maybe next time I'll actually get to meet him ~ looks like a fun day

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    1. You'd have really enjoyed it. Just not the same without you there...yet. It was better this year then last, hopefully it just gets better. Today they are having a 'mimi football hunt', that would've been fun, you win a prize if you find one. Toward the end of the day Rowan and ? are throwing free skeins of yarn they used for decoration to the audience...

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  4. forgot to ask...did you ask him what sweater he was wearing? inquiring minds want to know!

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    1. I didn't ask what sweater he was wearing ! It was Saturday, I never would go there on a Saturday but I had to work Friday. Also he was hard to talk to at all, so many people and his mom was there, she's a sweet little gal who's the reason he's into knitting~

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  5. OMG I want to jump through the computer and get in the picture with you and Jared!!!! Seriously! Your shawl looks AMAZING! I hope someday we can all get together and knit! Seriously you were hanging out with Jared! Can you tell I'm a tad bit jealous and oh so envious ... oh and you talked about designs... and favorite shows.... seriously we need to hang out :)

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    1. I do have to pinch myself, hope you get to meet him someday, he's a really great guy. I wanted to know what he thought about Downton and all my favorite characters,( Mrs.Hughes and Anna) and what he sees/looks for in the shows?

      Yes hanging out works for me :)

      Thanks Andee

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    2. I'm glad he is a Downton fan. It is my favorite show. I have never heard of North and South I'll have to check it out. Good luck with your pattern! I can't wait to see what you come up with.

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  6. what fun and I love the photo of you, your shawl and Jared Flood! How lovely!!

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    1. Thanks Karen, those kind-of-days are far and few between, so they are pretty special...happy St. Patrick's Day~

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