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It's Inventory Time...

Posted on January 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

When Vogue Knitting Live officially ends at 4pm on Sunday there is a mad rush by all the vendors to pack up their booth.  Those who traveled to the show have to deal with the package delivery services once their boxes and pallets are ready.  We locals dealt with getting all our stuff into a rental car on a snowy evening.

I took a couple of days off to recoup and then started an extended inventory.  This means counting and reviewing yarn colors, knitting kits, project bags, and yes, even patterns.  I'm running a bit behind with photos, but once they are done updates will happen in both shops, probably this weekend.  Believe me, I am making sure that next year the photos are done before Vogue Knitting Live takes place.

I also review the comments and requests that customers gave me.  Color-wise there will be new kits and new samples.  There are many new ideas for bags that hold your knitting, crochet, and drop spinning. There will (finally) be new patterns.  And of course I need to put an order in for more Koigu. A big thanks to Koigu for making sure I got more beautiful colors in time for the Vogue show.

Posted in bags, crochet, knitting, knitting kits, koigu, new york, ny, patterns, project bags, updates, vk live, vogue knitting live, yarn

Vogue Knitting Live 2015 - Meet the Podcasters

Posted on January 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

As Marsha and I are setting up our booth (#118, 5th floor, Marriott Marquis Times Square) at Vogue Knitting Live we are happy to announce that two podcasters are visiting us on Saturday, January 17, Noon to 1pm.

Podcasters Maria MN from Subway Knits and Kristen Lehrer from YarnGasm are visiting us for a Meet n Greet. Stop by and get to know these talented ladies! Kristen hand dyes beautiful Voolenvine yarn and is bringing some mini skeins to give out. Maria's latest fiber endeavor is creating a "How to Read Japanese Knitting Patterns" class.

I'm stocking the booth with kits (Loreley Scarf, Freemans Alley Mitts, and the Runners Watchcap), samples, patterns, notebooks, and drawstring project bags from my Etsy shop, Sooze in the City. And I'm bringing skeins of Koigu! I hope to meet a few of you.

And whenever I can leave the booth I'll posted entries and photos onto the Chiagu Facebook and Twitter accounts as well as a recap blog post on Monday.

Posted in Freemans, kits, koigu, Loreley, one geek, patterns, podcast, project bags, Sooze in the City, Subway Knit, VK Live, VKL, Vogue Knitting Live, Voolenvine, Watchcap, YarnGasm

Vogue Knitting Live New York 2015

Posted on January 05, 2015 | 0 Comments

Chiagu will be at the Marketplace at Vogue Knitting Live!  I am sharing Booth 118 with Marsha from One Geek to Craft Them All.  Between us we will have patterns, yarn kits, project bags, stitch markers (really fun ones!).  And we have fun neighbors:  Bar-maids, Yarnbox, Dusty's Vintage Buttons, and some local knitting guilds including to the one I belong to, Brooklyn Knit & Crochet Guild. Stop by and say "Hi!".

Vogue Knitting Live Marketplace at the New York Marriott Marquis

Friday, January 16       5:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.
Saturday, January 17  10:00 a.m.–6:30 p.m.
Sunday, January 18    10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.


Posted in Bar-maids, Booth 118, knitting guilds, one geek, patterns, project bags, sharing, VK Live, VKL, Vogue Knitting Live, yarn kits, yarnbox


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