Thursday, August 13, 2009

Sock Summit....The Classes!

First, thank goodness for blogland. I don't think I would have survived this week of post-Sock Summit blues without everyone's fabulous pictures and stories from Sock Summit! It was such an amazing event, its hard coming back down to earth!

I took two classes and a one-hour lecture while at Sock Summit! I loved every minute of all of them. On Thursday, my one-hour Turkish Stitches class with Anna Zilboorg was just awesome! Such an incredible woman (I wish I had thought to take more pictures of some of the fabulous teachers...I'll blame the yarn fumes for not doing so). And quite interesting to learn about Turkish Stitches and colorwork. Then Friday morning I had Colorful Stitches with Tina Newton and Anna Zilboorg. I was just glowy all day from the information!

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Plus I got to hang out with Stacey and Cristi!

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Believe it or not, this little swatch represents the first time I have knit with four different colors of individual yarns! Crazy, I know! One thing I took away from all of my classes was to be a bit more adventurous and more confident in my knitting! My Sunday class with Amy Singer about how to design the next monkey sock was so exciting and inspiring!

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Back to my Friday class, our class did get quite colorful too! I'm hoping our dear yarn harlot will retell the events of this class in a perfect way that I just can't, but there were definitely some men at Sock Summit! You may have heard that one of our classmates had an awful incident with her straight knitting needle and had to be rushed to the hospital (thank goodness she is okay and has had such great humor about the incident over on ravelry).

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Let's just say that bolt cutters were involved.

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Seriously. Only at a knitting convention!

Happy almost Friday!!
xoxo Irishgirlieknits

20 comments:

Rani said...

WHAT!??!?!?! That is incredible! Now it's past midnight and I must find out what happened. Off to Ravelry.

Zonda said...

What a time, Cristi, Stacy, and Tina in a class! Did you behave while Tina was teaching ;) Yikes that must have hurt her, I've been following that thread, she's been a good sport about it.

Susie said...

Sorry that someone was hurt but I gotta say...knitting AND firemen? Does life get much better than that?

dianne said...

So glad your classmate is ok and what a story she'll have to tell! Can you imagine the conversation back at the firehouse after that call? Oh my! I love the pic of class with Tina peeking in from the other side of the frame. That was just perfect :-)

Laura said...

what happened?!? harlot hasn't said anything yet

Bezzie said...

Pretty swatch--were you going to make a sock out of that? That would be on thick sock huh?

Jackie said...

I wonder what story the emergency response guys would tell?

Erin said...

I've been enjoying your posts about sock summit. What a wild time! I found the posts about the injured knitter. Crazy stuff. Glad she's ok.

cupcakefaerie said...

I'm so glad you picked the best photos of the 'incident' to share :)

Tricia said...

So glad it turned out ok, but
I gotta wonder how the story's being told around the firehouse.

Think they'll all go on 'high alert' if they here of another gathering of knitters?

turtlegirl76 said...

Nice butt shot. I wonder how many of us came away with that very same shot. Hehehehehehe

susan said...

I can't believe the whole impalement thing happened....truly...only at a knitting convention! ; )

hearthead said...

I can't believe you left everyone hanging like this! You really got some great shots I hope you share!!!
I just finished my pair of Cotty's, I can't wait to show you!!!

Stilaholic Nartian knits said...

What cracked me up about all the Rav talk about the poor knitter's needle impalement was the concern that the handsome firefighters had used the bolt cutters on her Signature needles as opposed to actual less costly Susan Bates/Boyes/big box craft store brand that was the offending item.

Nutty Knitter said...

I am having a hard time finding the discussion on Ravelry. Can you point me in the right direction? I am curious....

IrishgirlieKnits said...

Nutty Knitter...I just added the link to the ravelry thread, but here it is also

http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/sock-summit-2009/752018/1-25

Virtuous said...

I heard about that craziness!! Glad we got to see some action shots! LOL

Lindsay said...

lol, WHAT?? I go away for one little week and miss knitting related impalement?? I'm glad she's ok, though, and will definitely have to do a little digging on the the incident.

cpurl17 said...

What a team player, that Knitter takin' one for the team to get some firemen to show up!!

Nutty Knitter said...

Thanks for pointing me in the right direction.

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