Sunday, April 7, 2013

Vogue Knitting LIVE Marketplace...Basically a Post about Gnomes.

Today was the last day of the Vogue Knitting LIVE event in Bellevue and we went for the marketplace only. Some of the classes actually looked interesting, but just not a good time to give up a bunch of hours for knitting classes...we all know I give up hours for knitting and quilting just fine on my own without classes.

The marketplace did require an entry fee which I thought was a bit unfortunate since you should be there to buy. Maybe the vendors didn't have to pay for a booth? I don't know. There was so much inspiration and beautiful art!

Some of you might remember my beloved amigurumi hamster that my friend sent me in February. It still sits on my computer. These gnomes could have hitched a ride on my hamster.

Anna of Mochimochi Land is the artist behind all these gnome themed displays. She does a lot more than gnomes as you will see on her site, and check out her springtime contest! I know deep down my sister is already plotting.

Seriously some cute stuff.

The captions she writes for her displays are funny too.

Yes, that would be a gnome burial ground.

A  lot of people like these bowls that you can let your yarn sting out...presumably under control.

This was another gorgeous display. Note all the knitted flowers on the ground. Beautiful.

I hope you had a great weekend.


  1. I'm just a bit jealous that you got to go to that event. Wish there was one of those in my back yard. I love all the gnome dioramas. How cute.


    1. It would be great if one eventually was close enough to you to make it worth it. I think if I had lots of free time on my brain the classes would have been interesting too.

  2. Wow, I had no idea that people were out there constructing awesome knitted sculptures like that; I tend to think: scarves and mittens.

    So cool!

    ---Crabby McSlacker

    1. I know! And I didn't even get a photo of all of them. There is some amazing art work out there. This one gal was creating a knitted glass look...first by knitting wax as a mold.I am not explaining it particularly well, but it was well done. Sam

  3. Looks like a fun event! I don't think I could get into knitting. When I start something I like to finish it right away, I mean at least the same day or it drives me crazy. Maybe it's an ocd thing or something.

    1. Maybe knitting or sewing projects would break that. :) I do go through periods in which I have too many projects (like now) and I get crabby about finishing them, but they never go fast.