I thought I would get in one more post about some of the vendors and things that caught my eye in the Market at Vogue Knitting Live,
I wasn't really able to check out the Market until Sunday because I was pretty busy with my volunteering. It wasn't that I did so many hours, but rather that the hours were spread out in such a way, that I only had limited breaks, and also, because on Saturday, I had to go from the Meydenbauer to the Hyatt rather quickly. Then, since my last hour of volunteering was also at the Hyatt, with just a 2 hour break, and since it was raining, I didn't feel like hoofing the almost mile to the Meydenbaur and back.
My Sunday volunteer job was to work at the doors of the Market from 12:30 to 2:00pm, so I got to the Meydenbauer at about 10 am, and spent 2 hours walking around checking out the booths. This was not enough time to really get a good look. The shorter time kept me from spending too much, however.
I didn't spend too much time looking at yarn. Many of the booths were what I would call local, as in they were from the immediate Seattle/Bellevue area. There were also many booths that were familiar to me from last year's North Puget Sound LYS Tour. Since there will be 2 LYS tours in May, South Sound followed one week later by North Sound, I didn't really bother to check out any of the booths I will see on the tour.
Rather, I spent my time in the booths that represented shops from out of state, or those that were selling "other" stuff.
I went back to the Art Exhibits, and spent time crocheting a neon square to add to Suzanne Tidwell's installation.
Carol Milne is the artist. I just wanted to post a few more photos of her art because it is really beautiful.
High Desert Fiberworks featured angora rabbit fur. By "featured," I mean, they had angora blend yarns for sale, as well as bunnies on display.
I even got to watch them cut one of the bunny's fur.
I stopped to check out Tess' Designer Yarns.
Kinokuniya Book Stores booth. I picked up two crochet books, and am now teaching myself how to read crochet symbols.
Rag Sky Art Studio makes what she calls "Fabric Jewels."
I enjoyed talking to her, and just loved her work.
As for my own knitting, I did have one very fun story from the convention. I was working on the Braveheart socks while I did my various volunteer jobs. The last day, while I was sitting at the door of the Market, checking badges and wristbands, I had someone ask me if the pattern for the socks was available. I was very flattered. It almost made me feel like a designer.
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