So have y'all met Nichole? She and I met here at the store when she first walked in as a customer and told me I had a severe blue shortage. We clicked, I ordered more blue stuff, friends forever, yadda yadda yadda. Sometimes she works here at the store, a lot of times she does accounting stuff, and a lot more times she designs beautiful knitwear under the label bluegirl knits. (Buy her patterns as downloads here.) To top it all off, she and I started a company together called Purlaway, and we put on knitting retreats and workshops.
She and I went together to Chicago in March to the Yarn Market News Smart Business Conference. We had a fantastic time, and met fantastic people. Yarn Market's parent company is Soho Publishing, which is also the parent company of Vogue Knitting. And it just so happens that the first night, at the opening cocktail reception, Nichole wore her newly finished Cropped Turtleneck from the Winter 2008/09 Vogue Knitting!
- Pattern: Cropped Turtleneck by Leena Sullivan, from Vogue Knitting Winter 08/09
- Yarn: 3 skeins Cascade Magnum in #4009, Aporto
- Needles: size US 15 (10,0mm)
- Mods: Nichole modified to knit the 1st sleeve in the round, split open for the body, then return to the rnd for the 2nd sleeve
Doesn't she look fantastic?? Sometimes we call her nasty names, just because everything looks great on her (see my last post). Luckily she doesn't take us too seriously. (BTW - this picture and the following courtesy of Trisha Malcolm, editor of VK - thanks Trisha!)
Here are some of the great peeps we met, from left to right: Nichole, Brook from Kirkwood Knittery, Patty from Lion Brand Studio in NY, me, Della from DellaQ, and Beth Polish, who spoke in a seminar on finance.
This conference was a lot of intense fun and learning - I'm very glad I decided to go this year. Here's one last, blurry picture of Patty, Nichole, and I...