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Sock Summit rocked August 15, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — chengat @ 8:48 pm

It was a great weekend in Portland. The weather cooled down enough to actually wear socks. I took a class on Durability Issues with Charlene Schurch. Here are the samples she uses in her books.
And here she is with me and Andrew. (He was allowed to sit in on the class. It’s a good thing I know how to breastfeed and knit at the same time)
Then there was the marketplace, full of independent dyers, handspinners, small yarn shops and other crafty goodness. It was great to meet the folks behind my favorite yarns like Three Irish Girls, Madelinetosh, Mama Llama, Sanguine Gryphon, Material Whirled and Unique Sheep. And met some new people too, like Holiday Yarns, Here are some of their cool socks::
Some fun booths. Look at this sign made from pieces of knitting:
The Sock Museum had a display of colorful socks through the ages:
Book signings. Here are Barbara Walker, Anna Zilboorg and Stephanie Pearl-McPhee
And the Luminary Panel: Lucy Neatby, Cat Bordhi, Deborah Robson, Anna Zilboorg, Judith MacKenzie-McCuin, (moderators Tina Newton and Stephanie Pearl-McPhee in the center), Meg Swansen, Barbara Walker, Priscilla Gibson-Roberts, Nancy Bush (I was in the back so the photo’s a little blurry)
And the final damage: