Pattern for an amazing weekend: VK Live recap

VK Live: New York 2014

This action-packed weekend features a combination of passionate knitters; knowledgeable instructors and lecturers; and a marketplace full of gorgeous products, all set against the exciting backdrop of one of the best cities in the world.  Attend once, and you’ll want to go back time and time again!



Skill level: Suitable for all skill levels, whether beginner, intermediate or advanced

Size:  One entire weekend, from Friday, Jan. 17 through Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014

Finished Dimensions: over 5000 attendees on Saturday alone



approx. 44 renowned teachers and speakers
one incredible Gala Dinner speaker (sample shown in Barbara Kingsolver)
over 175 classes and lectures
two floors full of terrific vendors

habu yarn

fiber artists of unparalleled creativity

knitted glass



optional:  numerous fashion shows, featuring gorgeous handknit garments to inspire you

louisa fashion show

Gauge: Ranges from mildly ecstatic to completely over the moon; IMPORTANT — if you do not reach desired gauge, adjust alcohol intake


find delightful people to make you smile:

joe kersti

and/or immediately purchase exquisite yarns, like the new Koigu Laceweight,

koigu lace

until desired level of elation is achieved.


Cast on an entire weekend devoted to knitting, crocheting, weaving, spinning and felting.


Begin work by rambling around the great city of New York, being careful not to avoid the subway


and liberally visiting shops, museums, and other attractions as desired.

Next round:  Continue by meeting up with some amazing people such as Debbie Bliss (DEBBIE BLISS!!!!!)


and Louisa Harding (LOUISA HARDING) and Nell Bliss and Terese (my special nickname for her)


Increase enjoyment at each end of every hour by spending time with dear friends like Brooke Nico, Trisha Malcolm and Franklin Habit, and teaching passionate, engaged and enthusiastic students.


Decr contents of wallet at each end (and middle) of every row of Marketplace, purchasing beautiful items


from beautiful vendors.


Work classes in same manner, lecturing and teaching intelligent, engaged students who are a joy to be with. Cont for desired length of your stay,

gnome chess

which almost certainly will not be long enough.

mannequin shawl tabisyarn

 Finishing:  Climb on desired method of transportation, feeling broke, exhausted and possibly hungover (your individual results will vary) but infinitely happier.

4 Thoughts

  1. Marianne says:

    Holy smokes, what a fabulous time!
    You are adorable.

  2. Connie Specht says:

    Awesome photos! I love how Vogue Knitting Live changes things up at each event; lots of great surprises and interesting things going on. Thanks for sharing your experience Carol!!

  3. JoAnn Erfer says:

    Had a wonderful time at Vogue Knitting Live. Spent some quality time decreasing my wallet (oy) but got some amazing yarns. Loved learning to knit a dragon, and am close to completing my first one. Loved running into my favorite knitting, political blogger. Looking forward to next year.

  4. Rochelle says:

    Was so happy to find you at the show. Last time I was at Vogue Live I didn’t purchase your yarn fast enough and it sold out. This time I didn’t wait. You are the best.

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