Sock Summit preparations

Sock Summit is just around the corner! I need to re-learn Judy’s Magic Cast On, and review wrapping and turning before I get to Cat Bordhi’s class, Dancing with Socks. Soon. I have a few other things to do, first.

I’m re-formatting my patterns to give them a visual cohesiveness as a group. They’ll all have the same banner across the top, which is the same one you see here on the blog. I’m about halfway done with the set. Then I need to print them all again, and reload them to Ravelry, too. Don’t worry, there aren’t any substantive changes; I’m just adding the banner and some extra pictures, so they’ll be more visually appealing.

Lorajean at Knitted Wit asked me to knit some samples for her. She’s having a booth at the Summit, and I’m helping her there. Come see us in Booth 223! My patterns will be there, too, and I’ll be there on Friday afternoon. I picked up these yarns yesterday:

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The skeined blue yarn is 400 yards of sock weight yarn that I won from Lorajean in June. I think it’s going to be a shawl, eventually. I love this color; it’s gorgeous. It reminds me of a summer sky.

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These two are sport weight Falkland (as in Island) yarn; they come in a 100 gram/310 yard skein. The green one is Semi-Solid Peacock, one of Lorajean’s entries in Ravelry’s Dye for Glory contest. Have you voted yet? The colors are even more lovely than in this picture; I just can’t capture the greens the way I want to. I’m knitting a sample of my Seafoam Sock with it. And maybe starting an Entrelac Sock, too.

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The pink yarn is Cotton Candy, and it’s going to be a ZigZag Lace Pedi Sock. You can see that I have a lot of knitting to do in the next couple weeks! At least it’s sport weight; it goes pretty quickly for me.

Knit on!

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12 responses to “Sock Summit preparations

  1. Welcome home, love the Tokyo photos/story. Best of luck at the Sock Summit. Dee

  2. I’m doing pretty much the same thing. And I’m really begining to hate my printer.

    Good luck with the rest of your prep!

    Looking forward to seeing you.

  3. gettingpurlywithit

    Gorgeous yarns!

    Thanks for writing about your travels too. I can just sit behind my laptop and be right there with you in the countries that you visited :)

    Good luck with preparing for sock summit…

  4. Lori Rodewald

    Cat Bordhi has many great videos on YouTube on her techniques. I think she has one on the wrap and turn. I know she has one on Judy’s Magic Cast-On. I’ve only watched it three times now. (And still got it wrong last time I tried it. Blech.)

  5. Where’s that jealous button!

  6. Halfway Crafter

    So many bloggers going to Sock Summit. Makes me jealous, as I’m on the other side of the world! I haven’t slipped to the dark side yet though (sock knitting, that is)!

  7. they yarn looks great!! I dyed up the rest of what I had in that color way. I couldn’t do much else in the heat yesterday!

  8. I can’t wait to hear your take on Sock Summit!!!

  9. I’ll be sure to stop by the booth! See you at the Summit!

  10. Oh how I wish I could go!

  11. Gorgeous yarns – have fun at Sock Summit!

  12. Good luck at the Sock Summit! I hope your patterns will be a huge hit. They really are great designs.