Thursday, August 4, 2011

More Sock Summit Fun!

I still don't quite know how I survived Sock Summit, because to be honest, I've been exhausted all week this week. I've needed a nap everyday after work. How did I do those long, fun-filled days last week?!  So my apologies in the delay in getting you guys an update!  Hopefully you've been checking out other fabulous Sock Summit recaps, like the ones here and here.

It was such an amazing weekend that I don't quite know where to start.  And I seem to have forgotten to take a lot of pictures.  But I did get some great ones of the people I met at the meet and greets on Friday and Saturday. 

Starting with these fabulous ladies!! I was so looking forward to hanging out more with Ceylan, Sarah, Chris, Jen, and Thayer!! Still wish I saw more of them, but it was so great to hang out with them!


The girls stopped by to say hi at Knitted Wit's booth. It was so nice to hang out with Lorajean, the awesome dyer behind Knitted Wit.



Michelle and I also got to catch up. I just love her Zen Rain Shawl design too!

I also spent a lot of time in The Plucky Knitter booth with Sarah and her sister Haley.


Just wait til you see all the yarn.....I made a little purchase everyday!! Sarah did an incredible job with all the gorgeous new colors for Sock Summit!!


On Saturday, there was a booklet signing for Coffee Break Knits, from Kollage Yarns. It was so nice to meet friends from my Irishgirlieknits group on Ravelry in person!

Lillian even brought her IGK bag :)

Marsha brought her Summer Wind to show me. I love it in that blue!

Dianne stopped by to say hi too! We've been friends since Sock Camp!


It was so nice to hangout with the other designers too.  Here we all are: Sandi Rosner, Jen Hansen, Thayer Preece (yes, my gorgeous model is also an awesome designer!), and Anne Hanson.  I was pretty excited to be in their company!

If you weren't at Sock Summit but will still like to get a copy of Coffee Break Knits, you can get a copy here.

Okay, and now for some yarn.  I have to say, for the first time in forever, and I have been to lots of knitting events, I had to ship yarn home!  Partly because I was nursing a bum knee at sock summit and didn't want to carry lots of it around, and also because little did I know, there was teacher Swag Bags!!!

So here are just a few of the goodies....

This gorgeous skein of Solstice Luna Sock Yarn was one of the highlights from my teacher swag bag.  So so pretty!!


Mini-skeins of indigodragonfly were also in our swag bag. I hadn't seen her yarns before and when Debbi and I ventured to her booth, well, I bought a few things for my sister.


Check out the name on this one! Definitely for my sister. I, of course, would never stake Edward. hehe


And this gorgeous red!

Don't worry, more pretty yarns to share later! Have you guys recovered from Sock Summit? If you didn't go, what have you been up to? I promise to catch up a bit more this weekend!

Happy Knitting!!
xoxo Irishgirlieknits


pdxknitterati/MicheleLB said...

It took until yesterday, but I think I've recovered from Sock Summit. That was a lot of fun, but exhausting. It was so nice to see you in person again!

Sarie26 said...

Carrie, it was wonderful to finally meet you too. I wish we had had more time, too, but you were so very busy! I promise when I finally get my butt to San Francisco, we will hang out!

Discoknits said...

Love the yarn names. These dyers are SO creative :0)

Laura said...

Is Lorajean wearing the Zen Rain Shawl in the photo taken of you two together? You both look lovely.

dianne said...

I am STILL hungover from Sock Summit. I'm supposed to be cleaning the house today,but I'm thinking the couch and some knitting may win out :-) I loved seeing you this weekend. I wish we lived closer!

PS- LOVE the names on the Dragonfly yarns you got! I would never stake Edward either :-)

Zonda said...

What a great time!! I swear next time, I'm in (please let them have one in 2 yrs!!) Anyhow, those colorway names are a hoot. A local LYS here has them. Oooh the Plucky wall, how did you show restraint....or did you ;)

Jocelyn said...

Well, okay so you failed to tell us about that gorgeous blue and yellow Summer Wind you were wearing in some of the photos. Did you make that on the sly? Gorgeous!

I could have told you about Indigodragonfly! I am buying a skein in MCN Sock of Every. Buffy. Colourway. I have a capelet in progress in the Drusilla colourway and it is gorgeous! I have 13 colours so far and I think Kim might be cooking up some new colours so more will be hopping over to me.

Looks like you had great fun - rest up, autumn is coming soon and I am sure you will need energy for holiday gift knitting.