Sunday, August 7, 2011

Sock Summit 2011

It is just a few days ago that I was in Portland, having the time of my life. I arrived the day before classes started at 10:30 AM, took the MAX to the Red Lion Convention center, parked my bags and waited for my ride to the luncheon. Debby Accuardi is not only a dyer, she and her husband own Gino's Restaurant. For the first SS and again in 2011, she hosted a wonderful luncheon for SS attendees. As soon as I saw it mentioned on Ravelry, I jumped on the opportunity to go again. Chrissie Gardiner picked several excited ladies up at the lobby around noon and drove us across town to Gino's. Half of the group had enrolled in a dyeing workshop and were already there when we arrived. The food was wonderful! Debby's menu this time was all vegetarian.

There were wines, too! Not one, but two wonderful desserts were included with our meal...

Sock Summit 2011 was awesome. There were fantastic classes and events to be enjoyed...even a flashmob that you can find on utube, if you are truly brave.

My purchases were few, but mighty. Besides Signature Needles in three different sizes, I scored yarn from Hazel Knits.One last picture that I want to include in this post was snapped just before the flashmob swung into action. Three lovely ladies from the Skein Gang at Skein, in Pasadena, CA.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Sock Summit 2011

Portland Convention Center here I come (in 69 hours).

Ok people....I am packing for the trip to Mecca! The most important items are ready to go. That would be: 1) a Fascinator crafted by Janie Basil

2) the de rigueur tiara

and 3) Stitch markers packaged and ready to swap