vogue knitting live 2012

A couple weeks ago, I made a last minute trip to NYC to attend the 2012 Vogue Knitting Live event. I attended a class on natural dyes taught by Isa Rodrigues, a color lecture presented by Kaffe Fassett and explored the well stocked marketplace.

While I was there for the conference, I also made a point of exploring a few noteworthy fiber sources in the city.

Purl Soho

I saw so many things here that I can't stop thinking about. Neon cashmere, special ribbons, charming textiles and felted wool to name a few. Purl Soho has a great online store. Check it out here.

Wool and the Gang

The Wool and the Gang site has been a favorite of mine for a while, so it was fun to visit their miniature space in Soho. Their chunky yarns make every stitch legible and are perfect for beginners! The projects are straight forward and fashion forward. Yarn, kits and ready to wear items are available in the store and online.


I knew very little about Habu before visiting their shop during my trip. This is knitting on the edge. Unique fibers, patterns and textiles are the story at this little unassuming shop. I purchased sterling silver wire that is just begging to be knit into jewelry. The silk wrapped stainless steel yarn and super fine merino are waiting for me to knit them into the scarf below.