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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Sock Summit Recap

I was not as prepared for the sheer exhaustion that I would encounter from being 3 time zones away from home and on my feet on a concrete floor all day! I really meant to take more pictures and blog like crazy, but um, that was NOT possible, much to my dismay. I'm still recovering in fact. I went to work today and well, let's just say I should have stayed home and slept. Everyone I encountered would have had a much better day!

Anyway, on to the recap!

Here's a picture of the finished booth:

Isn't it so cute? We had a 'backyard' theme with clothes wire and pins to hang the yarn with, picnic table fabric and a cute little bit of fabric from IKEA for the 'grass'. There were many comments on how fun and colorful the booth looked!

Things went well and we had a lot of fun and I have all of YOU to thank for it! Without you, this wouldn't have been possible; thank you so very, very much! <3Queen Bee. I really couldn't stop myself. It was the only real splurge, but seriously, I *needed* a new bag (har). Someday I will have some of their panniers for my bike. And there I go drooling again.
Fabric Depot was having a giant sale while we were there so I also scored some fabric. I could NOT pass by the Alexander Henry owls or the 'save the earth' canvas. I feel some cute projects coming on!

And finally, the yarn. I snagged the last two Zombie BBQ from the Loopy Ewe booth and got some gorgeous colorways from Blue Moon: Tlingit, a mill end of some variety, and ST2.

We did go to the Rav party and there are some great pics from that, but they're on another camera, so I'll get them in the next post.

Stay tuned for new colorways and some of the Pin Ups in the Etsy store!

Friday, August 07, 2009

Sock Summit Day 1

Hello from the Sock Summit!

Things here are awesome, exhausting, wonderful, scary, and just plain WILD!

This is Cheryl and Darilee helping to finish setting up at the verylastminute. Seriously.

This is the line of knitters waiting for the market to open as we're racing to finish:

My mom took the one of all the knitters. I think she was a tad shocked.

Yesterday was super busy with lots of errand running, picking up boxes, setting up the booth, racing to IKEA for more stuff, and some how managing to fit in a visit to Queen Bee Creations where I found this gorgeous wallet. I've needed a new one for a while, and whoa, this was totally the one.

Since the market didn't start until 4:30 and today was my only day to do any site seeing, we drove up to Mt. Hood. Mom, Darilee, me, and Cheryl at 3000 or 4000 feet:

We tasted wine, shopped at a farmers market, and ate an incredibly refreshing lunch at a cute little bistro in an adorable little town called Hood River. A lot like Athens, only hipper.

And finally, me and Liz of Mackintosh Yarns just after the Opening Reception. We might have had a beer. And lots of laughs and few tears. Steph and Tina are hilarious together and told us all the story of how the Sock Summit came to be. Someone videotaped it, so I'm sure that will be up soon.

More pictures tomorrow! We're having a blast, but we're SO tired too!