Monday, August 17, 2009

Sock Summit!

I've been back for a week from Portland OR for the very first Sock Summit, 2009. I haven't finished unpacking my suitcase, but most of the yarn has been entered into Ravelry and pictures posted to Flikr.

The highlights for me:

  • The Sock Museum, where I had three pairs of socks (one a pair of Bosnian socks I donated, and two pairs I made)
  • The Sock Hop, where I wore my pedal pushers and sock hop anklets, hung out with the Frog Creek Fibers yarn ladies, and watched my roommate win the hula hoop contest
  • Ravelry Party at the Forestry Center, where I hung out with two ladies who had actually purchased socks from Barbara Walker
  • Barbara Walker admiring my mosaic patterned socks at the book signing
  • Meg Swanson's class on Arch Shaped socks, which I promptly incorporated into a SIP
  • Janel Laidman's class on Sideways socks, which I will incorporate)
  • The Luminary Panel (although I had to leave early)
  • meeting Joy from India (she may have traveled the longest to attend), and getting a round marker from her collection
  • Knitting on the world's largest sock (another Guinness attempt)
  • Knitting on straight needles while setting a Guinness World Record for most people knitting all at once.
  • Carson Demers admiring my aran lace poncho in the line to board our return flight to SFO
  • Sock yarn (need I say more)
  • Snicklefritz yarns Summit Gnome (blue faced Leicester) for a shoulder shawl
  • Fiber Optic yarns Foot Notes (4 colors)
  • Blue Moon FA Socks that Rock Mill ends
  • Koigu (on sale and mill ends)
  • Periwinkle Sheep in periwinkle and a peachy yellow
  • I also got some yarn to dye
More pictures soon (when Blogger will cooperate)

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