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.