I felt very welcome indeed!
Earlier this month, Amy and I were lucky enough to teach at Vogue Knitting Live in New York City. What a fantastic event it was!
Now, it’s no secret that NYC is one of my favourite places in the entire world, and the idea that I got to go there and do my favourite thing – teaching knitting – was just too exciting.
The event was held at the Marriott Marquis in Times Square. Right in the middle of the madness.
There are knitters in these crowds.
Amy and I both had a full slate of classes
This was a fun one!
But we did get some time to wander around, eat bagels, and of course, drink coffee.
Coffee is very important.
Now, being a designer, I’m always keen to show off my own designs at an event like this. I’ve been busy with some sooper-sekrit design work, but I did have one thing on the needles that I’d been meaning to finish – a chunky version of my Rickenbacker shawl. (More details on it here.)
I worked on it on the plane on the way there – binding off the last stitch as we trundled up to the gate.
Ready to wear!
I wore it that first day, ends a-dangling, unblocked.
Living on the edge, knitter-style.
But as an instructor, I knew I couldn’t get away with that for long. So that evening I soaked the shawl in the hotel bathroom sink, rolled it in a towel to wring it dry… and then lacking pins or wires, indulged in my favorite cheat for a triangle shawl – hanging!
Improvised drying rack. Worked brilliantly!
I had a fantastic time – so many great students, so much fabulous yarn, so much to see and do. I look forward to going back.