Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Vogue Knitting Live in LA

Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel
Vogue Knitting Live was a three-day event offering classes, lectures, demonstrations, fashion shows and shopping for knitters, crocheters and yarn lovers from all over the country. This event was hosted by Vogue Knitting magazine; and it was done in style and sophistication.

The event took place in Hyatt Regency Century Plaza hotel,  where all these Ferraris were parked at the front of it. The hotel was in a walking distance to Century City Mall with stores like Channel, Luise Vuitton, Coach, Rolex, housing great restaurants including the most amazing food court I've ever seen! It was very modern and clean, and I could get a very healthy meal choices for lunch or dinner.    

I have seen friends - designers, yarn companies and publishers. It just so happened that I ran into Grace Akhrem, the designer of Peace Street Hat featured with my Ashbury Mitts on the cover of Interweave Knits Holiday Gifts. What a coincidence! I have never met her before and we were standing right next to each other both talking to Anne Kuo Lukito. We must have taken a picture together, of course. 

Me with Grace Akhrem at Vogue Knitting Live in LA.

I was very happy to see Faina Goberstein, since I have not seen her since January. We always have fun together. Since I had my mom with me, who does not speak English, we had communicated in Russian and Czech among each other, so my Mom could participate in the conversation without me having to translate all the time. I was amazed that I understood almost everything what Faina was saying!! It's been nearly 20 years I had a conversation in Russian! I guess what you learn as a kid will stay with you for life. :)

Me with Faina Goberstein at Vogue Knitting Live in LA.

I enjoyed an evening with Carl and Eileen Kooper, owners of Bijou Basin Ranch, and of course with one and  only Marly Bird

Of course, Vogue Knitting Live is above all about the knitter and crocheters. I could see knitters and crocheters everywhere I looked. They had taken over the Hyatt hotel lobby enjoying the craft and time spend with friends, ready to learn more, meet their favorite designers and taking break between classes and before walking the market to get great deals on yarn and accessories. I had encountered also one knitter who I just met in front of the hotel who was wearing my Lace Cardigan design from Vogue Knitting, Spring/Summer 2008 issue.

A knitter I met in my Lace Cardigan
from Vogue Knitting (Spring/Summer 2008)


mieko said...

do you knit the cuff of this cardigan in bigger needle or smaller needle like the hem? i am just working on it and not sure as it is not indicated....

Simona said...

The cuff is worked with smaller needles.