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  • The double-knitting looks like one of Alasdair Post-Quinn’s Parallax variations. http://www.ravelry.com/designers/alasdair-post-quinn. He wrote Extreme Double-Knitting and has a Craftsy class if you’re looking for help learning (and is a good friend of mine).

  • Luuurve the coverage of knitting events I can’t attend. Thanks for the great photos, comments, and of course, links to fab yarn I didn’t know I needed.

    • Me, too! that bolero was wowzers.

      • She had some serious hair game, too.

  • The colors at Neighborhood Fibre were amazing. I over thought it too. However I live closer to Baltimore then you do so I may be able to fix this Error!

  • Yes, thank you, thank you, for your coverage. I always look forward to it.

  • I love Neighborhood Fibre Co. Found them at Maryand Sheep & Wool a couple years ago. I’ve knit one sweater and have the makings for a second one from them in my stash.

  • Thanks for the detailed report — sounds like it was a BLAST! I’d love to know more about Shameka’s stunning cabled sweater. Any ideas about pattern?

    • I wish I could remember what she told me! It’s beautiful.

  • I looked up that double-collared bobble bolero for a customer of mine. It is called Iron Lady –

    http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/iron-lady

    How did we ever live without Ravelry??

  • love starting my day with you both, always a smile…. and some gorgeous yarn! VKL looked awesome! Someday…

  • So pleased to see that you are knitting Nell Ziroli’s (NellKnits) Hortensia cowl. She is a lovely and talented person. Your readers should check out all of her wonderful designs on Ravelry. I know you can’t tell, but I’m a big fan. I’m enjoying knitting her Crete Cardigan right now.

    • Meg! You are so sweet. <3

  • There’s always a zone of regret. Always. But, these events are like long distances races. You do the best you can — maybe you could have run the last mile a little faster, but you were spent. Good news is there’s more where that yarn came from!

  • I had a whack at double knitting a few years ago, mainly as a way to teach myself continental purling without wanting to hurt myself. I am a thoroughly English knitter who is very right-hand dominant, so learning this skill was going to take me a while. Double knitting ended up being a brilliant way to get around to it, without being thrown into the deep-end of the pool, as it were.

    My first project was the Fractal Cowl by Emily Peters, which is a secretly really nerdy project. It was quite a bit of fun, and the finished product is beautiful.

    • [Scurries off to look up Fractal Cowl. Sounds juicy.]

  • Neighborhood Fiber Co. is now my souvenir of choice from trips to DC/VA. Fibre Space usually carries a broad selection.

  • I fell for the lovely Spincycle yarn too, at Rose City Yarn Crawl last year. I bought two almost matchy skeins. But now that I think about it, what it really wants is two more coordinating skeins to do some fun colorwork, so that the non-matchiness doesn’t work against me. Guess I’ll have to buy more yarn!

    Looks like you had a thoroughly delightful time.

  • “Irish and therefore awesome” – my thoughts exactly! I love Hedgehog!

  • Imagine my surprise seeing my picture here. Feel like I won a prize! That skein of Dragonfly’s Djinni in the Lady Liberty color way is going to become a pair of socks to celebrate my first VK Live trip. I blame my zones of regret on being disoriented by all the yarny goodness at every turn. I’ll be better prepared next time.

    • So great to see you! That Lady Liberty color is so funny, so weathered copper. Hope our paths cross again soon!

  • My sorry is not being there! Heading to NY for work next week, don’t really need any yarn, but will at least hope to get some knitting done. Once I finish my current wip, I’m on to a sequence knit shawl for an upcoming bat mitzvah.

    • We missed you! Hope our paths cross soon.

  • What is the yarn for the three-pound blanket? It looks like a fun knit.

    • That would be a yarn called Crazy Monster (150 meters per 3-pound bump). Getting gauge on that stuff is pure hell, I’m told!

  • Nice yarn, lady! You have nothing to apologize for.

  • Shameka is the best isn’t she! I love you sorries…I too have walked out with regrets. Great post!

    • Still stunned that she had a coloring book in her bag! Love that!

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  • Any idea of what you’ll make with the Pod Hedgehog Fibres yarn? I have the same color (bought in Ireland no less) and haven’t figured out what to make with it! I’d love to hear your thoughts.
    -Lydia

    • I have socks in mind. I mostly just want to watch the colors unfold. It’s so pretty, isn’t it? And lucky you to get it IN IRELAND.

  • Much to my chagrin, I missed Vogue Knitting by just a couple of days. But I didn’t miss the snowstorm which delayed my train by 2 days. I visited Purl Soho before the snow. But the train delay gave me time to visit Knitty City. Just enough suitcase space for a special anniversary dye of some Madeline Tosh -Hudson River.

    As for Neighborhood Fiber Co, the yarn is wonderful and they do Mail Order! They also do short term special dyes as fundraisers for charity. That is how I acquired 2 lovelies. So don’t give up, it is worth the mail order. I am currently knitting with some Capital Luxury Lace…it is divine!