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What Inspires: A New York City Knitting Adventure

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I’m always knitting for work, but when it comes to knitting for me, I tend to get into slumps where I don’t pick up my needles for a while. I get overwhelmed by all of the projects and ideas that run through my head. Does this happen to you, too?

Eventually something changes, though. I get the chance to go somewhere different, meet new people or visit with old friends, and suddenly it’s like a burst of energy and excitement runs through me. I have to start knitting again.

This past weekend I had the wonderful opportunity to attend my first Vogue Knitting LIVE in New York City. It was a busy weekend filled with yarn, beautiful designs, gorgeous art, fabulous classes and even some arm knitting! I also snuck in a visit to old friends who never cease to inspire.

Norah and I knitted on the bus in our tiny little seats…

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I spy Berroco Elements!

I was completely taken by these knitted florals…

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I also loved this work by  Gabriela Serigatto. The silhouettes are intriguing and gorgeous on the dress form, but they really come to life on the body.

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I peeked in on one of Norah’s classes, too. She was sharing a variety of beautiful swatches with her students to help inspire them to design their own cable stitches. Even after working closely with Norah’s for much of the last year, I still find myself mesmerized by her creativity. Who, besides Norah, would think of turning cables into fringe, a she did in her scarf, Elbaite?

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Norah explains the structure of her scarf, Elbaite

I had so much fun at this event and I finally feel inspired to pick up my needles again!

Have you taken any inspiring trips recently?

Emily

2 Comments Post a comment
  1. Linda #

    I knitted Elbaite for a friend – I call it my scarf with dreads. I used Ultra Alpaca and it was awesome – I need to make another for myself!

    January 23, 2014
    • emilyoneil #

      Awesome! I know, I want to make one for myself too!

      January 23, 2014

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