Thursday, July 14, 2011

2 Weeks and Counting!

Sock Summit begins 2 weeks from today!  I'm so excited to go.  Socks are my favorite thing to knit and to have a chance to go a 4 day event with classes and a marketplace dedicated to sock knitting.....  the only way to describe it is Fantastic!

One of the informal activities taking place is a stitch marker swap.  I love stitch markers and think they are fun to collect.  I've ventured a bit into making them, but until know they have been primarily for my own enjoyment.  I think swapping markers will be a fun way to meet some new people that I probably otherwise wouldn't meet.  After a few trips to Michaels, I finally decided on my design and materials and this is what I've decided on.
I love this charm and I picked beads using the prominent colors from the Sock Summit logo.  So far I've been mixing the colors up with each marker, although I do have one that is a solid color.  I may do a few more like that, but I haven't decided yet.  I have a dozen made so far and I'm aiming for 100.  If you see me at SS11 ask me for a stitch marker.  I'd love to meet you and share the fun!

I was also lucky enough to register for some great classes!

Thursday morning I'm taking Toe Up Socks for the Stubborn with Deb Barnhill.  I have a hard time getting a great fit with toe up patterns so I am really looking forward to learning some tips and tricks.

Thursday Afternoon I'm taking Designing with Handpainted Yarns with Chrissy Gardiner.  I'm not overly interested in designing at this time, but I would love to learn more about choosing stitch patterns that best showcase handpainted yarn.  How often have you paired a yarn and pattern and not loved it?  I'm hoping to get better at putting yarns and patterns together.

Friday morning I'm taking Holes in our Socks with Anne Hanson.  I've certainly knit lace before but I was really intrigued by the class description.  I know I will learn something, in fact probably many things from Anne Hanson.  She has an incredible collection of lace designs!

Saturday I'm taking Provisional Cast On's with Laurel Coombs.  This is not my best skill, but one I'd certainly like to improve, so this quick 1-hr wonder class should be perfect.

Sunday afternoon I'm taking Stranded in your Socks with Mary Scot Huff.  Again, this is a skill that I feel pretty weak on.  I can't think of a better person to learn this from.

I'm also on the wait list for Oddball Stitches with Cookie A Saturday morning.  My fingers and toes and legs and eyes are crossed hoping a spot becomes available.  Cross your fingers for me too, OK?

Are you going to Sock Summit too?  Let me know, I'd love to see you or meet you!

1 comment:

  1. I'm a latecomer for stitchmarkers. Today, I went to the bead store but came home empty. Nothing strikes me as "special". Tomorrow, I'm hitting Michael's and Joann's. I think I'm going to do 100 also. Wanna swap?