As you know, Most Moisturized Mom is still mending, and I’m on MMM watch every day. I did get an emergency yarn delivery from home via the kids, so my Parallelogram Scarf in Spincycle Dyed in the Wool is back ON.
Gray-brown + sunny yellow = a superb grellow called pussy willow.
It’s a double-wide, and I probably don’t have enough yarn to get it very long in addition to wide, but I’m loving the proportion of the stripes, so I wouldn’t change a thing. I’ll make a call as to whether I bind off, get a bit more of the Spincycle, or add in another yarn altogether, but I’m waiting to see where I am when I run out of the five balls I had at the start of this adventure.
This is my fourth Parallelogram Scarf, and it still gives me that new-pattern joy.
When you’re open to possibilities, and not wedded to a specific outcome, things have a way of turning out OK. Right?
Believe it or not, Vogue Knitting Live hits New York City in just one week. Pack your bags, lady! Make sure you’ve got room for some stuff that you sincerely have no intention of acquiring.
Our knitter’s totes at the end of the show last year. testing the capacity.
VKL New York is a wonderful annual gathering of knitters for classes, talks, a gala dinner, fashion shows, a world-class marketplace that will bring a knitter to her knees, and lots of beverages, snacks and meals along the way. It’s a choose-your-own adventure type of weekend. Do it all, or browse yourself silly, or just sit down on the hotel carpet and knit. It’s up to you.
It’s always wildly amusing to spy so many knitters in Times Square, and even further afield in New York City. This is what the world could be like, if all the knitters were together, loud and proud, on an island.
This year, we are not hosting a special MDK event. We’re sad about this, but it’s the way things worked out this year. But we do plan to be around all weekend. Here’s where we’ll be at fixed times. We’d love to see you and say hi, so don’t be shy, whether on the marketplace floor or at these times and places.
Friday, January 25, from 6:00 to 7:00 pm
We’ll be signing Field Guides and meeting and greeting, hosted by Periwinkle Sheep in Booth 910-12. Thanks to Karin Maag-Tanchak for hosting us. She’ll have all her exquisite yarns for sale, as well as samples of the beautiful MDK-exclusive colors she cooked up for Field Guide No. 9: Revolution.
Saturday, January 26, 8:45 am: The VKL Subway Storm
Do you know about the VKL Subway Storm, brilliant idea of Kristy Glass? We’ll be in the throng that meets up Saturday morning, on the Downtown platform of the Times Square/42nd Street stop of the 1 train, ready to storm a subway car with knitters. (Is one car going to be enough? We leave the logistics to Kristy.)
Remember: bring your knitting! Be prepared for some hugging! Re-apply lipstick as needed!
Saturday, January 26, from noon to 1:00 pm
We’ll be signing Field Guides and meeting and greeting, hosted by Knitty City, Kay’s ever-gracious LYS in New York City, in Booth 712/714/716. Be sure to walk by the Knitty City booth early and often over the weekend, as they always schedule lots of appearances by fun folks. (Those are all links if you want to see the schedule.)
We are looking forward to this!