Guess who is going to sock summit? I’ll give you 3 guesses…Me! 😀
I made a last-minute decision to go, and luckily was able to get a plane ticket thanks to Mr. CD’s miles. Otherwise, the tickets would’ve been a little costly. I also managed to get a hotel room, though Aubrey (who’s coming down from Seattle) and I will have to snuggle on a king bed Saturday night, since the hotel doesn’t have a double for the nights we need. I called several others, but to no avail. I may try again later this week in case there are cancellations.
I will be arriving into Portland early Saturday morning and leaving Monday night. I really looking forward to walking the market to check out all the indie artists and vendors, as well as seeing friends and meeting new people. On Saturday night, I plan on attending the Ravelry meet-up, which should be nothing short of fun. So readers, if you are attending SS09 as well, please come say hi if you see me at the market and/or at the Ravelry meet-up. 🙂
Thanks to my friend Kristie who alerted me to another Raveler reselling her Luminary Panel ticket, I was able to snag it. The knitting legends in the Sunday panel are Cat Bordhi, Nancy Bush, Priscilla Gibson-Roberts, Judith MacKenzie-McCuin, Lucy Neatby, Deborah Robson, Meg Swansen, Barbara Walker, and Anna Zilboorg. Truly a once-in-a-knitter’s-lifetime opportunity!
The only thing that I’m bummed about is that I probably will not have the opportunity to gorge myself in a crab boil feast like I did during my last visit, but I suppose that’s good for my waistline. My metabolism has surely slowed since I’m now officially in my mid-30s. (btw, I don’t suppose people will believe me if I tell them that I’m 25 now either, huh?) I guess I shouldn’t be too disappointed though, because I plan to see my foodie friend Sherri, who never lets me down for good food and great company.
Since I am no sock knitter (2.5 pairs don’t count), I thought, in my twisted mind, that it’d only be fitting if I start a project using a 40%cashmere/60% merino fingering weight yarn. “What are you knitting?” you ask. I am designing and knitting myself a fitted cardigan! I realized that I dont’ really have one for myself. I have pattern samples, but they’re all traveling in fashion/trunk shows with Joe of SWTC, who has his own Where’s Joe group on Ravelry, or with Kristi Porter, author of Knitting in the Sun.
Yes, you can call me crazy for embarking on this project. I’m not that easily offended. Zona calls me crazy almost everyday. She’s really worried about my sanity right now because she knows that I will want to finish it by the time I leave for Portland, and doesn’t seem convinced when I say that I only aim to get at least half of it done within the next few days, especially since I’ll have to do lots of short row shaping to fit my excess boobage. Hey, but it’s gonna be a short-sleeved, 1-piece raglan construction (no seams to sew), and the intarsia is just for the plackets, so it’s not that bad or unrealistic, right? (I’m looking for support and encouragement here people! Otherwise, Zona will probably change my category on her crazy-meter from “ha-ha crazy” to “crrr-raaay-zeh.”)