We went there at least three times - most of the shops are open until 8 or 8:30 these days - and Katja always wore something she'd made.
In a Noro suit-
The last day I saw her, she had on a pair of low slung jeans with boots and mid-calf cardigan. Casual chic.
We would recognize the yarn she carried - Anny Blatt, Lang, Lana Grossa, Gedifra, and Noro, among others - yet I've never seen the selections or lines anywhere in the States. We would call many of them novelty yarns, wool and silk stranded with metallic and/or ribbon yarn, sometimes studded with sequins. When knit up, these yarns are subtle, feminine and glamourous. I will be more open-minded about novelty yarn now.
My colleague and knitting buddy, Michelle, bought Katja's last 11 balls of this:
It's Anny Blatt Odysee in "Lagoon." I love it and can't find it anywhere in the States. Yes, we've Googled it. Gedifra makes a colorway almost exactly like it, and I can't it here either. That it's new for spring might have something to do with it. We'll keep looking.
I bought these to crochet some necklaces like the ones Katja had on display. It's Noro "Daria" and Lang "Lame."
I bought this for a summer shell. Kind of nondescript in the ball, but it knits up beautifully.
Finally I bought this Lana Grossa booklet. Click on the link to see the contents.