Sunday, April 5, 2009

Camp Antics

I'm home. I miss camp. Its so hard to describe what an amazing week it was! Stephanie's recent post sums it up better than I can....friends, community, knitting, learning, color, yarn, being a part of something that you just love, setting, all of it!

I have lots of pictures to show you, but I've got to show you a bit from our camp antics!

Every evening they planned "camp antics" for night, knitting jeopardy, a scavenger hunt that included things like....

Getting a photo of Stephen and his jazz hands. I'm saving the video for a day where we all need a pick-me up!!

Peekytoes with Nathania
A picture of your tribe doing a yoga pose with Nathania, who taught yoga classes for us everyday! The Peekytoes was definitely the best tribe at camp!

Now if only "picture of Nathania in a sexy pose with her new devine sweater" was on the list...we would have won!

They also needed a picture of our tribe in the bathtub!

Here's one with me in it too!

drink drink drink...hehehehe
We had to find good beer....for these two!

Talk about some serious fun!!!

And then Friday night we all revealed our "homework!" Here's what my fabulous roomies and I came up with.....Goldisocks & the 3 sea creatures!!

Goldisocks and the 3 sea creatures

I made all the little socks for Goldi....once this california crab washed ashore in Port Ludlow, she was cold and had to search for the perfect socks....not Tofutsies, not acrylic, but STR was just right! We even made a children's story with pictures and all! Cupcakefaerie made Goldi, SnB Leslie the sea anemone, and Cheekyattitude the Sea Horse. Oh, and Goddess Rosie the Sea Monkey made a special guest appearance!

The best roomies ever
The roomies.... SnBLeslie, Cheekyattitude, Me, Cupcakefaerie
My sock.
My first sock for Cat Bordhi's new super secret sock architecture was just about done.

My first handdyed sock yarns!
And here are my very first ever handdyed sock yarns!!

I did it!!


Seriously awesome week!!! I miss everyone already!!

Happy Knitting!!
xoxo Irishgirlieknits


pdxknitterati said...

Now you need to name your yarn colors! I seriously love that blue and green one. Perfect.

turtlegirl76 said...

I so wish I could have been there with you! It looks like you had such a fun time! (Although the Jazz hands and the turkey baster on the counter have me pondering).

Zonda said...

Wow! Thanks for sharing!! Wonderful dye job there too!!

Jocelyn said...

Looked like tons of fun indeed! What have you decided to call your fabulous colourways? The bottom skein photo is just amazing.

Lindsay said...

Glad you had a great time, though I never doubted it would be anything less than fabulous! lol, and I have to laugh at Turtlegirls comment. I had to go back and take a 2nd look at the picture.

Scrabblequeen said...

MMMmmm...chocolate and strawberry sock yarn! The blue is vera nice, too. Glad you have your memories to keep you afloat until next year's sock camp.

cockeyed said...

...miss you terribly! Can't wait til the next time!

Anonymous said...

I just got a chance to catch up on your blog while being away from blog-land for the last several months. I enjoyed every minute and am glad you blog. Keep up the great work! You're fantastic!

susan said...

It was great to spend time with you! I miss everyone already!
I also see why I snatched your yarn! It's so pretty!

Susie said...

It looks like so much fun! Glad you enjoyed yourself and the sock yarns are great!

Disco said...

What a great time you had. And your own dyed yarn to show us too. What will you make with it?

Love the sea creatures :0)

Brena said...

You made some gorgeous colorways! I love your choices. You and your February Lady Sweater were looking all kinds of fantastic in your pictures.

Lou/happystasher said...

Sounds like another great time at sock camp! I so wish I could have been there!!!! Your first dyed yarn looks great!

chemgrrl said...

Oooo! Love them! Especially that one in the middle.

cupcakefaerie said...

I miss camp and all my roomies!

sgeddes said...

Looks like a great time full of friends and wonderful projects and yarn! Wish I was there :)

weezalana said...

I was going to say stuff like how fun and what a gorgeous job you did on your very first handdyed yarn, but I caught sight of that WALL of STR and have lost the ability to speak.

Kyle Kunnecke said...

how fun! I am totally not going to ask why Stephen has a turkey baster next to him in the bathroom in that picture (haha)

(of course, this was commented on days ago but it's still funny!)

wish I loved knitting socks... but I really really love seeing others so excited about sock camp! :) super glad you had fun!!

Jolynn said...

Wow! Sounds like you had a great time! Love the bath tub pics! Lol. Your yarn looks fabulous!

cpurl17 said...

It looks like you had a wonderful time!!

Ok, I had the same thought as Turtlegirl: boy, bathroom, turkey baster--Just what went on up there!!??

tiennie said...

It looks like a lot of fun! :)

Erin said...

Looks like it was a great time!