i. am. so. excited. knit city is almost here!
we've been anxiously counting down the days until knit city for weeks now! our favorite canadian knitting event is almost here!!!!! i cannot wait! i mean seriously - the yarn harlot is going to be there! i think i may pass out with glee during her lecture! her books/blog are a staple for reading and laughing along with in our house.
when i sat down to write this post i at first was trying to come up with all sorts of words/sentences that described knit city but in all honesty it just plain comes down to this - IT'S AWESOME! there. i said it. stellar instructors & classes, amazing vendors & sponsors, events...and the people...let's not forget the chance to hang out with all your fave knitting peeps and designers! it really is a big friendly room filled with fiber lovers of all kinds. it's my happy place!
knit city is october 26th and 27th and runs from 10am-5pm each day. make sure to pop by the knitcity website to see the list of vendors and classes!
and speaking of vendors i'll be there again this year! jane richmond and i will be there with a big ol' booth with her pattern designs and also a table for our publishing company marian rae publications (new website coming asap). so make sure you come on by and say a big hello to me! i'm excited to see you all! we are at booth #4.
you can also see samples and buy pretty paper copies of my dreiecke hat pattern and downton cowl pattern over at one of my favorite yarn companies booth - sweet fiber! i recently finished a dreiecke hat in her cashmerino worsted and it is heaven!!
did i mention instagram? make sure to follow along with our behind the scenes shots on instagram! make sure you use hashtag #knitcity2013 on all of your fave social media!
jane richmond and alexa ludeman (of tin can knits) are designing super secret patterns with the knit city custom colourways (inspired by the knit city logo and vancouver, created by kattikoo and indigodragonfly, you can see them here) and will be available at the show. and besides exciting new pattern releases there is also cool knit city merchandise! who doesn't love a new tshirt or project bags from the show? you can find the knit city merch table at the marketplace and also sold on their website after the show.
the two fabulously talented ladies behind knit city and knit social are amanda and fiona. they rock! they work so hard to put together these wonderful events for all of us each year and we ♥ them so! they also have exciting news to share this year! they just released their first book filled with designs and interviews from fabulous west coast knitters & dyers called "Cascadia"! it will be debuted for sale at the event as well and is not to be missed!