Monday, August 17, 2015

VK Live Chicago Giveaway!

Mochimochiland art installation from VK Live 2013
(image by me)
Vogue Knitting Live is returning to Chicago October 2-4, 2015! It will be in the centrally-located Palmer House Hilton in downtown Chicago, which is a gorgeous historic building. Locals will be able to get to the venue quite easily, and if you're traveling from out of town, you can just hop on the train to get downtown from the airport.

I'm most looking forward to the marketplace full of yarny vendors (click here to see who will be there this year!), which has a lot to offer in addition to shopping:
  • Free fashion shows from Vogue Knitting, Koigu, Rowan, and Universal.
  • Knit art gallery featuring artists such as Anna Hrachovec of Mochimochiland and Nic White.
  • A yarn tasting lounge where you can try the latest yarns and test out Knitter's Pride needles.
  • A complimentary ball-winding station for those of you who can't wait to cast on a project with your new yarn! 
  • The relax and unwind lounge which will offer FREE hand scrubs and massages on Saturday & Sunday from 11:00 am - 4:00 pm (oh yeah, sign me up!!).
On Sunday, there will also be a Hot Dog Scavenger Hunt where marketplace attendees can win prizes when they spot any of the tiny knitted hotdogs hidden throughout the marketplace floor!

Image via vogueknittinglive.com.
If that's not enough cool stuff for you, there will also be classes taught by our industry's top instructors such as Amy Singer, Nancy Bush & Franklin Habit, to name just a few!
But here's the REALLY awesome part: the folks at VK Live are giving one of my lucky readers a chance to win FREE marketplace admission and TWO FREE CLASSES at this year's event! To enter this drawing, leave a comment telling me which classes you would take if you happened to win this fabulous prize (click here to view your options). Be sure to also tell me your Ravelry ID or email address so that I can contact you if you win and also give you the codes you'll need to enter to redeem your prize.

Want an extra chance to win? Follow my blog via Bloglovin, or follow me over on Instagram - then leave a comment telling me you did so (or that you already do so)!

Many thanks to the folks at VK Live for their generous donation of this month's prize; I'll randomly select one lucky winner to announce next Monday, August 24 on this blog. Good luck!

29 comments:

  1. Awesome giveaway, Stefanie!! I would LOOOVE to take the beginners hand painted yarn class. It's another one of my things to learn! I'd also really like the No Fear Isle class, because I'm petrified of fair isle but just looks soooo fun!! I follow the blog and instagram, of course. :) My rav is jemappellemichele.

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  2. I follow you on Instagram as @javajennie
    Javajennie on Ravelry

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  3. Great prize!
    I'd love to take the Brioche101 class with Bristol Ivy and Sock Yarn Shawl by Jen Lucas.
    Jennie/javajennie on Ravelry

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  4. I would love to take the following classes: High-Class Finishing Techniques with Faina Goberstein and Finishing School Workshop with Deborah Newton. Thanks for the terrific giveaway. There are so many classes I need to take.

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  5. I am following you on Bloglovin.

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  6. WOW, what a fantastic giveaway – I've always wanted to go to VK Live in Chicago! I would take 'The Secrets to Writing Your Own Sweater Patterns' and 'Introduction to Sweater Design' ... and then like five more classes. So good! Thanks!

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  7. (I follow you on Instagram + Bloglovin'.) <3

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  8. I follow you on Instagram :)

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    1. forgot to put in the classes I would take - Anything with Deborah Newton - Good Measure: Understanding Body and Garments for a Perfect Fit and Lecture: 10 Tips for Perfect Sweater Fit.

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  9. Apologies if this comes through twice. I posted earlier but I think that disappeared somewhere! I would take Adornaments to make beaded ornaments and the IrRESITable Dyeing: Exploring Shibori classes!!!

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    1. Forgot contact info! Am yarngiraffe on rav and Gmail

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  10. I also follow you on Instagram!! 😀

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  11. I would go to the Bristol Ivy class, Knitting Outside the Box...and then go to the marketplace and buy ALL THE YARN! And I follow you via bloglovin & Instagram :) I'm JLCherry33 on Rav & hardknitlife(at)gmail(dot)com

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  12. I would love to take Edie Eckman's spreadsheet class, and Catherine Lowe's buttonhole class. I already follow you on Instagram. LuckyPenny on Revelry.

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  13. I'd love to take a Laura Nelkin class - Adornaments: Making Beaded Ornaments! looks great.
    Sara
    SareBearKnits on rav

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  14. And I followed you on Instagram!
    Sara
    SareBearKnits on rav

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  15. And I followed your blog.
    Sara
    SareBearKnits on rav

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  16. What a fantastic prize! I would sign up for Perfect Edgings: Zippers, Buttons and Buttonholes and Math for Knitters Demystified

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  17. Ooooo I'd love to take one of the Japanese knitting classes, the mosaic master lab, and definitely one of the cable classes!

    whatisaplunk on Rav :-)

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  18. This looks like an amazing event - and an awesome giveaway! I'd take Two-Color Double Knitting with Melissa Leapman and Banded Hats with Navajo Churro Wool with Kyle Kunnecke. So many great choices; if only I had the time and money to do them all! :) I can be reached (crossing my fingers) at my yahoo email holdon2tite or on Rav as lindaran

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  19. I am new to IG, so now I follow you there!

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  20. I would love to take Beginning Weaving for Knitters and Learn Continental Knitting.

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  21. Oh, and I follow your blog! You can find me on Ravelry as kieristhefastest.

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  22. Great giveway. If I won I would take "Measure it, draft it, knit it" parts 1 & 2. sowhynot - Ravelry

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  23. Would love to take classes on reading Japanese patterns. Took one a couple of years ago, then visited Japan and bought several pattern books. Need to learn how to really use them. I am Francoise on Ravelry!

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