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!
Plus I got to hang out with Stacey and Cristi!
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!
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).
Let's just say that bolt cutters were involved.
Seriously. Only at a knitting convention!
Happy almost Friday!!