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Thursday at Sock Summit 2011

Classes began Thursday morning, but I didn’t have one until the afternoon. In the morning I helped Lorajean (KnittedWit) take her booth from this

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to this. It looks great!

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And in the afternoon I had a class: Photographing Your Fiber, with Franklin Habit. A lot of it was basic photography concepts, which rang some bells since I took photography in high school, back when we used *film*. But he also covered lighting techniques and getting to know your camera settings (which I usually avoid, except for white balance), and we got to play with his light box, reflectors, and props. I got my Bling yarn to sparkle a bit in the light box

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and I got my beads to sparkle, too. (eta: This is my Pacific Shawl.)

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Using a reflector was even better for the beads.

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This is what one has to do to get that. (This is not me. She did it first. I copied.)

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I asked Franklin if he’d pose with my sheep, Lady Baa-Baa. He was quite obliging, although a bit bemused.

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I saw Franklin later after the opening night reception, and gave him Lady Baa-Baa. I thought he deserved it for putting up with strange requests!

The market was open for students for a short time after class. There was quite a line waiting to get in.

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But everyone eventually made it in the door, and it was really fun.

I ran into blogger friend Sonia (Peaceful Knitter). She’s going to be opening a yarn store in Corvallis this fall, called Stash. She’s planning to feature local yarn, designers, accessories and artwork. I think I’ll need to make a road trip down there.

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I saw Leila at Jenkins Woodworking. She’s the spinner that hooked me into spinning at the last Sock Summit.

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Leila thought I needed another Turkish spindle. Maybe the tiny Kuchulu. I told Sonia that I’d get one if she did, figuring I was safe since she doesn’t spin yet. She was delighted by the Kuchulu, and bough one, so that meant that I had to buy one, too. Mutual peer pressure! I was sunk when she told me that it looked like a little Eiffel Tower, my favorite icon. That’s mine on the left; Sonia’s is on the right.

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Nadine stopped by the Knitted Wit booth with her Stars and Stripes shawl.

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The day ended with the opening day reception. Stephanie and Tina regaled us with stories about how Sock Summit and Sock Summit 2 came to be. There was some flash mob practice (not for me, though!). And lots of showing off of fiber, and playing with new acquisitions.

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That was Thursday. I know I’m a day behind, but I have to sleep now! I’ll catch you up soon. I’m having a meet-up at Knitted Wit’s booth (#725) from noon to 1 p.m. on Saturday. We’re having a Zen Rain photo op at 12:30. Hope to see you!