I took a VK Live class this morning on a technique I have been looking into for a while. It doesn’t seem to have a formal name, though the teacher of this class called it the double-pass technique. Essentially, you are working with two colors of yarn, and instead of working two rows (back and… Continue reading Double-Pass Technique
Another month, another Vogue Knitting Live! This month, I lined up early morning classes for Thursday, Friday and Saturday. How early? 10 – 12 Eastern time, which is 6 – 8 Alaska time. Plus side I didn’t have to take any time off from work. Minus side – that means getting up at 5:30, which… Continue reading Baltic Binge at VK Live
It was Vogue Knitting Live this past weekend, and I participated again, though only took one class. What I did do this time that I haven’t done much of before is participate in the extra events that attendees can go to for free. North Light Fibers did a little video tour of Block Island RI,… Continue reading Vogue Knitting Live Weekend!
I took a couple classes at this month’s Vogue Knitting Live again this month, and it was nice to get back to it! I took a class on Japanese stitch patterns from Gayle Roehm, who has translated several of the Japanese stitch bibles currently available and also teaches quite a few classes on the subject.… Continue reading VK Live Again
I’m taking a few classes at this weekend’s Vogue Knitting Live, and I had a little homework for one of them. The class is on mattress stitching, and asks you to do swatches ahead of time. 2 or 4 like the square one, and one of the triangle. The square swatches have me a bit… Continue reading Homework
Before I stop going on about VK Live in San Francisco, I did want to tell you about the two other classes I took. Saturday morning was Color Interaction in Fair Isle, which was taught by Mary Jane Mucklestone. She gave us each 6 skeins of Jamieson’s Shetland Spindrift (there was a materials fee for… Continue reading VK Live 3 – Last Post on This, I Swear
In addition to the classes and the pervasive knittiness in the air, the other great thing about this event was the shopping. The vendor room was BIG – a whole grand ballroom – and the list of vendors was 2 double-column pages long. So much yarn! Of course, not every shop was going to be… Continue reading VK Live 2 – The Shoppening