Just a quick update on the mad rush that was Sock Summit registration. I’d carefully laid out my plans to fill all the class slots - 1st, 2nd, on down to 5th and 6th choices. I was ready - I was certain I’d fill my dance card completely.
Hah! I couldn’t log on till about 10:45 PDT - strategy meeting and I just couldn’t explain to the other managers why I needed to step out early. In a way, this was lucky, because I avoided the complete system crash when thousands of knitters logged on simultaneously at 10:00 PDT, but it did mean my favorite classes were long gone.
Still, I got two that were on my list - one on pattern writing and a lecture on ethnic socks. I think these are really perfect for me - I want to be a better pattern writer and there aren’t really any books on that, and I am really into ethnic knitting (can you say Bohus?). I also got a spot in the luminaries panel. That is a piece of history I sure didn’t want to miss.
Now my travel schedule is much more flexible, I’ll have plenty of time to browse the museum and market, I’ll have about $280 more to spend on yarn (please tell Wilson that, yes, it does work that way), and if I want to meet up with other knitters I won’t have to work it in around class time. I might even work in a quick day trip up to Seattle and see Marty and Paula, or maybe I can fly through there and catch them that way.
And as I think about this, I guess I really need to stop questioning the sanity of people who spend a couple of hundred dollars going to major league sporting events. We all have our own passions.
Here is a bit of knitting - the very start of Brainless by Yarnissima. I am knitting in quite a smaller gauge and so am increasing to quite a few more stitches around. It will be interesting to see how this works out. The yarn is Three Irish Girls Adorn Sock yarn - wool and nylon - colorway Aiden. It is a bit splitty and squeaky, perhaps from too much nylon, but it looks nice knit up in stockinette and should suit this fairly plain sock pattern quite well.