This weekend, I am off to what some have referred to as "Knitting Camp," but what is officially known as Sock Summit 2009.
Although I am not and have never been, technically, a sock knitter, there is much knitting knowledge to be gained (and yarn to be fondled and knitting celebrities to worship) at the Sock Summit.
I leave for Portland on Wednesday night with my stitchy peeps (Hi, Katie! Hi, Jan!) On Thursday, I have two classes -- one of them is with the one and only brilliantly funny Yarn Harlot. (Oh. My. God.)
On Friday, I have some free time which I hope to spend a bit of in Portland -- that is a very crafty town, my friend. (Seriously. Check out this map.) We have been talking about going to Yarnia that afternoon. Dude. Make your own yarn. Hells yeah.
I have classes all day on Saturday, although there should also be plenty of time for yarn shopping between them (like I need any more yarn, right?) One more class Sunday, and then I'm home again.
In honor of the event, I have begun my very first sock:
Doesn't look like much, does it? Despite the drab color, the yarn is divine -- cashmere, cotton, and hemp. It's made in Canada and I bought it there, but it's sold in the States, as well. It's called Cashmere Canapa by Lanaknits.
I bought a kit that includes two balls of yarn, a sock pattern, and a cute little bag. You know I cannot resist a cute little bag.
I can't wait to show you what I