Monday, November 7, 2016


I have spent the last 3 days in Minneapolis where Vogue Knitting Magazine held their latest show. Vogue magazine has always been my favorite Knitting magazine, because of their latest styles and interesting patterns.  I went to a lecture by the Editor in Chief and learned that she views all the latest fashion shows (whether they are knitwear or not) and chooses designs for the magazine that reflect these new trends. She gave an excellent slide show and I learned a lot about what to expect in the next year of knittted fashion.

I ran into a wonderful knitter who I had only met online and we felt like old friends. I was wearing a sweater I made from the cover of a recent magazine.

Besides the excellent yarn shopping opportunities my other favorite thing at VKL is the "Readers' Runway Show". There are many other fashion shows with professional models put on by yarn companies but in the "Readers'" show amateur knitters have a chance to model items they have made from the pages of Vogue Knitting Magazine.

I was chosen along with 25 others to be in this show and it was definitely the high point of the weekend! We all met early backstage and learned some modeling tips. It was so much fun meeting other knitters and seeing each other's projects.  Here are some pictures of the models in their outfits, startinwith me in my bright fuchsia beaded tunic and also some interesting knitted items I saw at the show.     AND I  am already working on my next sweater to apply to the READER's RUNWAY SHOW which will be held at VOGUE KNITTING LIVE in New York in Jan so stay tuned!

Friday, September 23, 2016

Scenes from Stitches Texas....Friday

I am having a great time here at Stitches in Dallas!
The high point of today for me was going to Candace Strick's presentation on her new book. I have knitted 3 of the skirts from this wonderful book and wore this one today.
I hope to show that skirts can look good on a large person and this book gives all the tips and tricks to make them fit great on any size. Unfortunately I forgot to take a picture of Candace but she was wearing a beautiful skirt called "the Mummy Skirt" made out of pure linen. She explained how knitters think linen is too stiff and rough but after a good machine wash and dry it drapes beautifully.

As usual I saw some lovely knitted and crocheted items while shopping in the market and here are some that caught my eye.

Monday, September 19, 2016

KNITTER's Day Out 2016

 Part of the fun of going to "Knitters Day Out" held annually near Harrisburg PA is seeing all the wonderful knitted items that people are wearing. I got there at lunchtime on Saturday and everyone was sitting on the patio partaking of the wonderful lunch buffet.

I took the following pictures of knitters wearing items that caught my eye. First though, I have to show you one of the funniest scenes. These lovely ladies must have run out of time to finish their own sweaters so were wearing these cute tops that had a knitted looking print....brilliant!
Here are some other lovely items I saw while walking around the lunchtime crowd:

There were many great classes during the day and a half that the show ran, and lots of beautiful yarn in the vendor's area! 
I haunted my current favorite designer, Candace Strick and wore a skirt from her newly published book, entitled "Knit my Skirt". I will be following her to Stitches Texas next weekend and have two more skirts from this wonderful book!

Here I am with Candace wearing my Modrian skirt. She is wearing a wonderful skirt from her book called Denim and Diamonds. The yarn is made from recycled jeans!

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Scenes from Stitches Chicago. Day 3

My last day at Stitches, although it will go on one more day without me. I wore a skirt I knitted from a "Maggi-knits" dress kit. Maggi Jackson is an Irish designer and completely original with her asymmetrical and artistic designs. I also love her yarns, especially the linen and wool tweeds.

Here are some of her wonderful designs that I saw on people today:

In no particular order here are other knitted and crocheted items that caught my eye today at the market and tonight at the dinner. Note the charming lady in the hat...she doesn't have a knitted item on now but is learning to knit and will have a large red Lacey shawl on with her outfit at next year's convention. I can't wait to come back to Stitches Midwest the first week of August, 2017!