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Sock Summit 2011

Wow, and you know, that might just sum it up for me.  Wow!  It’s been about 3 hours since we launched the update to all of the happenings (well, not all, we still have a few surprises tucked in our cuffs) of our second little sock knitting party and I still feel a bit dizzy with it all.

Everything is looking as it should which for a non-techie always seems a bit magical. I still think there is some little person in there making all that code jive. He does all this dressed in a tux grooving to Al Green. 

Any way this is all the not so short version of saying:


We have our teachers and all the classes this talented knitterly group teach.  There are some crazy cool classes, twinkle toes, tubular bind off and pretty much anything Judith teaches.  We feel like if it has anything to do with sock knitting we have got it here.  You know, the whole time Steph and I were deciding on classes and working on the schedule (let’s hear it for Post-It’s of Power and Filemaker database), we kept lamenting (ok, whining) over the fact that we would not get to take any of these.  It cracked me up so much that really what we both were saying was, “Hey, I really want to go to Sock Summit”.  I think that’s a good sign.

The exact same thing happened as we were mapping out the Marketplace floor and looking at the array of artisans coming and what their craft or specialty is and then where they should go.  It’s a bit like putting together a puzzle. I think the marketplace is our version of Joseph’s Techniclolour Dreamcoat.

As we are puzzling this all out and assembling both, Steph and I often stop and appreciate where we are.  We are two very lucky women to be working with so many talented quality people.  This well spun,firmly knit community is what makes this all so wonderful, what feeds us down to our warm woolly clad soles.  All of you, from our generous supportive sponsors, honestly your faith in us is quite humbling, to our loyal capable hard working staff (again, humbling), every single volunteer who gives of themselves and lastly but in no way least every single knitter takes part in our ever expanding sole searching journey without whom none of this would be possible.

As always, if you have any questions please email us from the contact us page of the Sock Summit site.

Here we go again, knitters!

P.S. It’s nap time, right?

  1. Sarah JS #

    Ooooo!  My heart, she is going pit-a-pat very quickly!  I’ve already done my “first pass” on the classes I’d like to take (ok, that was easy—one of each, please) and had the realization hit that I’m going to have to make choices.

    I’m SO looking forward to this.  You folks just rock.  And then some.

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  2. K… have you seen Despicable Me? That part where little Agnes sees the stuffed unicorn? Ya know… the “IT’S SO FLUFFY I’M GONNA DIE” line? That is totally how I feel after checking out the new SS11 lists!!

    I’ve been sick in bed with allergies all day (gawd I hate juniper season). Nothing, and I mean NOTHING, except the call of nature was getting me away from the air purifier in my room. But then I checked out Steph’s blog entry, and I swear it was like getting a personal visit from the Right Reverend Ernest Angley – Get thee OUT! oh demon snot! Be filled with the light of the Sock Summit Class list and be HEALED! Praise be to merino and BFL, brothers and sisters.

    Not only did I rise from my sickbed, but I went on a frantic search for my phone, called my sister to give her the SS11 news, then spent the next 3 hours in front of the computer reading EVERYTHING, making my lists (what classes do I want to take, what vendors do I want to visit first before their stuff all sells out, what knitting am I taking with me), and telling the mutants to go find some catnip or something because mommy’s busy right now.

    Can’t wait ‘till July. Until then, keep spreading the word of the knitting for it has the POWER to heal!

    Can I get an amen up in here? wink

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  3. Hazel Smith #

    I’m coming, I’m coming, with oh so airy a tread. Well, maybe not so airy, but I AM coming. Now, off to check out the site.

    Cheers and red wine, Hazel.

    November 30, -0001
  4. cassie #

    Congratulations !!! it looks great and informative and great!!

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  5. Sarah JS #

    Amen, sister!

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  6. Hazel Smith #

    Oh, dear! I have been to the site. It’s worse than wall paper books. There are so many choices that I’ll never be able to make a rational choice-maybe I should go with irrational. 60 teachers, 4 days of classes, it’s all too much for my weary brain until after the Easter weekend. After that, look out! I’m retired. I can spend some serious time checking things out and coming to a decision or several. I’ll not be greedy though.

    Cheers and red wine, Hazel.

    November 30, -0001
  7. Alice in the Heartland #

    First an Amen for KrisB.

    Looks fabulous ladies and gentleman. (I can just see Stephen working magic in a tux grooving to Al Green even if he’s not your code monkey.) Looking forward to enjoying the fruits of your labors. Also looking forward to the treats under your cuffs.

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  8. I really couldn’t make a wise choice on the array of WP they show. It’s like my brain would start to explode. I hope it doesn’t get to the wrong direction.

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