Today I attended Vogue Knitting Live in Manhattan. Oh boy, what a wonderful day it was! I went on a shopping spree like no other and spent money like my wallet would catch on fire if I didn't spend every dime!
I took a class with Ragga Eiriksdottir on speed steeking and I believed, going in, that there was absolutely and positively no way I was going to learn to steek. The class was going to be too big, I was specifically inept and I'd be too embarrassed to ask questions. Well, I didn't have to worry about any of that.
Finally I can say that I won't have any problems steeking. I am 100% sure that I got it, and I can now take the sweater that I've been 'working on' for the past, what?, four years out of the closet and put it on. Sheesh! Ragga was so nice and had so much information and cute stories, that I'd take her class again on Craftsy if I ever needed a refresher course.
The market didn't open until 5p and my class ended at 1p, so I was prepared to wander around until it did open, but I didn't have to. On a coffee run I got a call from Tracey that she was at the hotel. Yay!
So Tracey met me at the hotel and we went out to lunch. She is a remarkable woman with a lot on her plate, and you can meet her on Ravelry (right after you register!). She has a forum there called Remembering Remy, and she's asking knitters for preemie hats for the NICU, and you can read all about it, again, on Ravelry. If you'd like to donate some caps, and I hope you will, please contact here there. If you aren't on Ravelry, you can contact me and I'll get it taken care of. My email address is: email@example.com.
After Tracey left to go meet her husband, I received a call that Sojourn Knitter was at the hotel and looking for me. Just when I thought I was finished shopping! Well, of course I had to continue shopping. It was with her that I found all the 'sales'. Gee whiz! I didn't have a dime left when I left Vogue today. : )
Lastly, while I was there I bumped into one of the hosts of a podcast I watch, Kim from Craft Stash. She is such a nice and friendly lady - and she gave me a button. How cool was that? She's a multi-crafter, so she doesn't just knit. Nice lady, for real.
I was going to post pictures of my haul, but there's a lot of it and I'm so exhausted! You'll find pictures of my haul tomorrow, right after a good night of sleep.
So here's hoping that you had as much of an enjoyable day as I had!