It's been a blur of work-parent-knit-repeat.
2013 opened with a really cool opportunity: to attend Vogue Knitting Live in New York City in January. My dear friend, Sandra McIver, author of knit, Swirl! (previously reviewed here) was a headline sponsor of the event, and had TWO all-Swirl fashion shows. She needed a little extra booth help, and given my proximity to the Big Apple, I flew in, bunked with her lovely assistant, Leslie Cumming, and worked the Fine Points / knit, Swirl! booth.
Over the last two years or so, I have gradually fallen into a terrific new role as one of Sandra's primary sample knitters. The demand for appearances has long since eclipsed Sandra's ability to travel, so she has a number of trunk shows that travel when she can't. It's a revolving door of garments that need constant replenishment, so I've been making samples like a mad woman.
Seven of my pieces appeared in the Vogue shows, 30 garments in all, and it was simply amazing.
See footage from the fashion shows here.
Was it all work? Absolutely not. I flew in early enough to take in the Carnegie Deli, Dylan's Candy Bar, FAO Schwarz and Wicked on Broadway (a longtime obsession). Buckets of fun and very, very busy.
Much more to come, at least two book reviews and lots more. Happy May to all!