What a great final day of Vogue Knitting Live! I started off my day with a class taught by Debbie Stoller and the class was clalled Knitting on the Double. She started off by having us do a swatch in double knitting and then we moved in to make her Uncle Argyle Scarf pattern. The class was very helpful and I enjoyed the Knitting on the Double class very much. I will show my progress on that scarf soon.
After I finished my class, I rushed over to the market place to go and see the Design is a Process panel with Josh Bennett, Susan B Anderson, Amy Herzog, Steven West, and one other (I can't remember her name. Sorry!). They talked about their design process and how they got into knitting. It was very interesting, but I had to leave 15 minutes in because my wonderful step-father got me lunch from Shake Shack.
After eating lunch, I had to rush around to pick up some things before my next class at the marketplace. I got a sweater quantity of yarn and some other things (A stash enhancement post to come this week!). I also got my measurements taken so that I know that my measurements are correct when I knit my next sweater. It was really useful to to have that booth so that I could get some good measurements. I then headed off to my final class of the weekend which was called IrRESITable Dyeing: Exploring Shibori for the Fiber Artist. It was taught by Rhonda Farngoli who is a great teacher who teaches knitting and color at RISD (Rhode Island School of Design) and has her own yarn line. We did shibori dyeing in the class which is very similar to tie-dye except you use indigo to get a nice blue fabric. Below are pictures of how the process works. First we used rubber bands to tie up the muslin that we used. Then, we dipped the muslin in water and then indigo and then back to water. Once that was done we go the beautiful fabrics that you can see below.
All in all, it was a great weekend at Vogue Knitting Live, but we are all very tired (in fact as I am writing this my mom is asleep on the couch next to me :) ). Thanks again for reading and check back in a couple days for a stash enhancement from VKL! post and more. Drop me a line and let me know how you like the blog! I can be found on Ravelry as KnicksKnits and I have a contact form on my contact page on this website. I hope you have a knit-tastic day and thank you so much for reading!