Sunday, October 3, 2010

Big Apple Knitters Guild

Happy Sunday Everyone.,

I had a lovely day yesterday, attending the Big Apple Knitting Guild's annual luncheon in NYC.
What a great event it was. A huge crowd gathered in a lovely restaurant right in midtown Manhattan for lots of fiber fun, greeting friends, great food and wonderful guest speakers.

Iris and Elliot Schreier of Artyarns, gave a wonderful presentation of their yarns and a fashion show of some of their items. All volunteers for the fashion show got a fabulous skein of yarn as thanks, mine was a scrumptious skein of Silk Rhapsody, 50% silk, 50% kid mohair, and it is so very soft, cannot wait to try it. Every item that Iris presented was greeted with such enthusiasm, each one more beautiful than the one before it.

In addition to the Artyarns fashion show, members had the opportunity to have their own fashion show. The fashions were so outstanding that Iris had a hard job picking a winner. She first narrowed it down to 7, then could not decide between the top 3, so lots of prizes were given out. My camera is not the best at distance at all, but I managed to get some photos.
The first one is of me, modeling one of Artyarns popular "little" pieces, easy to make and fun to wear. The next 3 photos are from the members fashion show, next is a photo of Marie Stewart, owner of the Yarn Box, in Pawling, NY and her sister Frances, who often helps out in the shop. (my local yarn shop, and many of the Big Apple Knitters visit the shop often). In the last photo, you can see Iris, to the left in back, trying to organize the fashion show. Sorry I did not get a better photo of Iris and Elliot, but the ones I took were so dark, they just didn't work.

There was a huge list of vendors who contributed gifts for the event, and every attendee got a door prize. Mine was a whole bag of Ethno Yarn, 85% wool, 15% Nylon, and a pair of Tulip bamboo knitting needles. This is a cuddly, poodle type yarn that will make a great jacket. In addition there was a goody bag at each seat, that contained more yarn and books. Sure did feel like Christmas. Thanks Raye Schwartz, president of BAKG. Special accolades to Helene Young, chairperson, and her committee, Gladys Melchior,Rosa Gentile and Janet Kelly! Brilliant job Big Apple Knitters.

Have a wonderful day


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