Vogue Knitting Live may have the K word in the title, but don’t be put off. Although the events, classes and sessions are overwhelmingly tipped toward knitting interests, this is an exciting event for all fiberazzi (lovers of yarn). I expect to see plenty of crochet and crocheters in New York this weekend.
Vogue Knitting magazine, that bastion of high-concept/fantasy fashion knitting, has never given crochet more than a glancing nod. But its publisher, SOHO, has a special VK issue in the works. 2012 heralds the return of Vogue Crochet, not seen since the legendary 1994 issue.
Yes, that’s a granny square design on the cover. No, I don’t know what they were thinking. Certainly there was much more in this issue than meets the eye with the cover image. The bold text promising “easy” and “basics for beginners” hint that the instructions are targeted to knitters who might want to learn crochet and to other newbies to the craft. But there was plenty of inspiration to be found within for hard-core crocheters. All I can say is the 2012 reboot should totally rock your hooking senses.
Anyway, I’m inclined to believe that crochet has a definite place at Vogue Knitting Live, and that we and our work will be welcome. So let’s give them all something to think about. If you’re coming to the event, please have your most brilliant crochet on display and wear it proudly. As an extra incentive, any fan who shows up at my Potter Craft book signing wearing crochet will get a little gift from me, a free pattern pdf from among my DJC Designs self-published patterns, available exclusively at DesigningVashti.com. Please stop by the Knitty City booth in the marketplace at VKL, from 4 to 5 pm on Saturday, 14 January, show me your crochet and claim your present. Hope to see you there.