hey everyone, did you have a good weekend?
sorry to have been out of touch for so many days—this is the first chance i’ve had to open the computer to blog. WHAT a weekend.
i think most of us would agree that vogueLive was a big success—classes were full, stimulating, and energizing.
my students were great—lots of good questions and enthusiasm to understand new concepts, try new skills, and plenty of motivation to work. i think we all had a good weekend.
i taught everything from beginning lace (i LOVE teaching beginner level classes) to sweater fitness.
there were talks to attend, the marketplace to explore, and reunions with friends. i’ve been busy catching up with franklin, ysolda, clara, stephanie, meg and amy, melanie, and all the people we love so much. i have to admit that my camera was not at the front of my mind most of the time, so my photos from the weekend are minimal
except for food pictures, haha.
we are making sure to get a nice taste of as many different kinds of food as possible. being back in my old stomping grounds has been exciting and fun; cookie’s never really spent time in the city and it’s always lots of fun to watch someone get acquainted with it.
we’ve had some really nice meals since we got here.
probably none so nice as last evenings repast though . . .
which we shared with meg and may. i have a few very grainy photos of this lovely evening, but as we all know, there just isn’t a photo of meg where she doesn’t look absolutely lovely—am i right??
last evening we moved over to the time hotel in the theater district, where we are happily ensconced today, staying warm and catching up on email and other stuff. we like this place—it’s cozy and very quiet and the staff is beyond friendly and helpful
AND the food in the hotel restaurant is very good (i told you i had lots of food pictures).
i’ll be teaching a sweater fitness class tomorrow as well.
by the way, that shopping bag is full of lovely yarn from buffalo gold—ron and theresa treated us to a tour of their booth and several introductory sample skeins of their incredibly beautiful yarns.
lux cashmere/bison blend, in a couple of colors and natural.
and earth-lite, a mid-weight, 2-ply bison/nylon yarn, shown here in both natural dark brown and an overdyed colorway.
sigh, how pretty is that??
i have to admit that with all the rushing around, i have not done much knitting this weekend. i did some, but not at all as much as i would have liked.
on the plane trip into NYC, which lasted all of 45 minutes, i ripped out my new little shawlette (shown in great northern yarns mink/milk/merino) two or three times as i changed my mind about its construction. i decided to add a tiny garter standup collar and shoulder shaping to this one. it’s all set and on its way now, but i didn’t get very far with it—maybe on the trip to the UK tomorrow night . . .
meanwhile i did get the coordinating rectangle scarf on it’s way. i’m knitting this one in the yak/mink/merino/soy blend—the same yarn weight, but a slightly different hand.
this piece works pretty well for knitting while chatting, but i did have to rip it back the other night when i discovered i started the pattern incorrectly at the far left end (grrr). i’d have twice as much done if it weren’t for that. on the other hand, haha, twice as much wouldn’t be all that much MORE.
i’ve actually made the most progress on—of all things—my sock. (i know you sock knitters are chuckling, because of course you all know that a sock makes the most sense for travel knitting).
i’m going to knit more, i promise; i just have to get into the swing of knitting while moving around so much. after all, i have a whole suitcase of knitting to get through in the next couple of weeks.
thank you all SO much for the nice feedback about my new green mink scarf and hat—i have to tell you, it is just the right thing to bring on this trip! i have worn it on every excursion outside and my ears are thanking me for that. it feels just as luxurious as it looks and does not allow even a wisp of cold air to fly down my neck into my coat.
the pattern is not in the store yet, but i’m working on it during this trip, so i hope to have it ready soon. it’s harder than you think to get that sort of quiet time, but i’m trying.
and with that, i think it’s time for me to prepare for tonight—if you’re planning on coming by, we’ll see you at knitty city!