Last Saturday she had an event at her studio which included a fashion show. OMG! It was a fabulous day. I not only met new knitting friends but was able to get acquainted with a few I haven't seen in a long time. If you have been to Stitches or Vogue Knitting, you've most likely seen Maggi and her amazing booth of finished good, yarns and patterns. What I really love about her booth is that you can actually try on a sample of what you are going to knit in the yarn you will be knitting in and really decide, "Is this me?"
Well, pour the wine and give me a credit card because I found a lot of "Is this me?"
First, as soon as we got to the studio, we drew from a door prize. I won a lovely skein of her yarn along with buttons. My lucky number 21 was Awesome! The yarn is called Maggi's Feather Melange. in the red/gray colorway.
Next, I went to town trying on her different display items. Some were for sale. Oops! I might have claimed one for me...oh, yeah! I did. What I really like about her designs is that most of them are knit in sections. This whole sweater is made out of rectangles sewed together. Not intimidating at all. Squeal! It's mine. It's called the Sleeveless Dipped Cardi.
Well, I couldn't leave without buying something to actually knit. I picked the Zapillo Shawl. I loved how it can be draped a bazillion different ways. I've never knit with linen before so I'm very excited to try new techniques plus use a new yarn. Her yarn is amazing.
|Knitting at Maggi's home|
|Terri, knitting and enjoying the view|
It was a few more hours of pure knitting joy. Maggi even let me use her knitting needles so I could cast on my project right away. She is an amazing woman! I was lucky to spend the day with so many amazing women including my wonderful friend Terri.
|Maggi and Me|
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