Monday, August 10, 2009

Is it possible to have a knitting hangover?

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Why, yes. Yes it is. And all it took was 4 days of Sock Summiting to prove it.

Since Thursday, I have:
* learned fabulous techniques with Cat Bordhi and Cookie A;
* been thoroughly entertained while learning more about sock yarns with Clara Parkes (honestly, if the knitting thing doesn't work out for her, she could be a stand-up comedienne);
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* watched Stephanie and Tina, organizers par excellence, go from laughter to tears and back again while describing the birthing process of this incredible baby;
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* watched young people becoming enthralled with an ancient art;
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* barely avoided being trampled upon by the tsunami of knitters running into the Marketplace for the initial opening;
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* shopped a little (really - I was so restrained I was almost worried about myself);
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* been part of an historic (well, I think so) attempt (oh, come on, we're pretty sure we did it) to break the previous Guiness World Record for most people knitting simaltaneously (old record = 256, our number = almost 1,000);
* sat ONE TABLE AWAY from Barbara Walker, Meg Swansen, Anna Zilboorg, Nancy Bush, Priscilla Gibson-Roberts at the Opening Reception;
* learned that even the elite can be star-struck, as Cat Bordhi gushed excitedly in our class about sitting next to Barbara Walker at dinner and actually talking with her;

and just so much other stuff it'll have to follow in another post. After getting home at 5am today, and being rudely awakened by a telemarketing call at 8am (gotta love the Don't Call List, works like a charm...), I am hovering at the edge of incoherence.

But I'll be back with more...

2 comments:

Anne said...

WOW!!!!!!

Miss Scarlett said...

Whoa!
What a great time -- I'm bummed I didn't check in sooner.
We could have met up in Vancouver -- ah well, you did say Sock Summit 2 right?