Monday, August 03, 2009

Knitting camp

Dear Shayne,

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:
My first socks

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.
My first socks: the kit

I can't wait to show you what I buy learn at Sock Summit!



Shayne said...

Have fun!!! I can't wait to see all the stuff you make *and* buy.

Also, make me socks!

(You knew that was coming, didn't you?)

Shayne said...

So how was it????????

kelly said...


I am still recovering from the awesomeness.. will post as I come back down to earth.