May 26, 2009

Sock Summit 2009

Here is the first line of an e-mail I received today:

We wish to welcome you to the Sock Summit 2009. Thank you very much for signing up to participate. We're very happy you're coming.
Somewhat to my surprise, I'm signed up for a sock design class. I'm surprised because,
  1. I generally knit plain stockinette socks. This is boring of me, but I love a plain, well-fitting sock.
  2. I've never taken, or even been tempted to take, a knitting class. I'm somewhat irrationally proud of being "self-taught," though, in all honesty, my mom taught me when I was little.
  3. I wish this weren't true, but I can't knit in a group. Maybe I just need more practice at this, but if I'm talking to someone, I'm looking at them. If I'm looking at them, then I'm not looking at my knitting. If I'm not looking at my knitting, I'm making a mistake.
But, despite all of the above, I wanted to attend Sock Summit for the fun and to try something new. Plus, I live about 30 minutes from the Portland convention center.

I'm not attending any of the meet-and-mingle events.

I'm signed up for a class taught by Star Athena. It sounded like a useful, basic design class.

I'm happy I'm going to Sock Summit.


pdxknitterati said...

Cool! I'm in Star's class on Friday morning, how about you?

MJ said...

Sock Summit sounds like fun. Who knows how much knitting you'll actually do, but the camaraderie should be worth it. I'm jealous!