last bits of pre-sock summit…

…pricing with Lorajean (Knitted Wit) yesterday

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helping her block her Marrowstone Shawl this morning (half done and you can see what blocking does for lace!)

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blocking and weaving in ends of my last Zen Rain (Alpha B Luxe yarn, 50/50 merino/silk) so I could wear it

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to Deb Accuardi’s pre-Sock Summit luncheon at her restaurant, Gino’s, today. What’s in the goodie bags?

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I’ll tell you in a bit. First, I have to say that lunch was beyond fabulous. All vegetarian, with a wine and a pattern for each of six courses, from the amuse bouche at the beginning (complete with yarn and beads)

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to the panna cotta at the end. The purple knitting next to the panna cotta is a luscious scarf/stole pattern by Larissa Brown called Ankeny and Ash. We also received patterns by Anne Kuo Lukito, Chrissy Gardiner, Kathy Zimmermann, Beth & Cindi at Left Coast Yarns, and Stevanie & Deb.

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There was even a commemorative cupcake (chocolate with cream cheese frosting).

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Each participant received a Pico Accuardi tote bag which had some sweet swag including this beautiful yarn that Stevanie dyed as an exclusive for Sock Summit luncheon participants. The colorway is Nude. Stevanie was inspired by a Radiohead song by that name, and she wanted the yarn to evoke a first crush or fresh love. I think she captured it perfectly.

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Knit/Purl also donated some of their new sock yarn, Staccato. Looks and feels wonderful!

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Lantern Moon donated these cute rulers

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and their 10th anniversary pin and some assorted buttons. Beautiful!

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This post is pretty picture heavy, so I’m going to break here and tell you about the pre-summit cocktail party in the next post…are we having fun yet? Why, yes!

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3 responses to “last bits of pre-sock summit…

  1. Oh my gosh — those yarns are BEAUTIFUL. Have fun at Sock Summit.

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  3. It was a great lunch, wasn’t it? I was only sorry not to get to talk to enough people, including you. But I did take your picture. :-)