I just had to go to my favorite yarn shop, today. Sarah called, did I have a sock knit of a particular brand of yarn, if so could she borrow it. I went to the shop with the pair of socks, and to hang out and knit. She is entering a display contest with the yarn company.
I had an opportunity to thank Stephanie (one of co-founders) for opening up positions for "new" teachers in the knitting world. She recognized my name, I said I was pleased to be in the group with the "big guns" of the knitting world. Stephanie and Tina put on the greatest knitting event. Statistics, I have heard attendance 6000, flash-mob 600 and another 100 or more with cameras.
It has been a month, since sock summit. I have been knitting with my new "signature" knitting needles, very nice. The flash-mob seems like it just happened. I have a new technique to test out, before my next sock class. I have not started knitting with any of my new yarn. In fact, I have been knitting a two different scarf projects. The one I started before sock summit and the mystery knit along, that I started earlier, this month.
Last week at work, some of the conversations has been about summer vacations. My patient asked the dentist about his vacation, which including boating. Doc told him they were on an island, where later in the evening, there was a lecture about star gazing. He went back to listen, then they had telescopes set up. One was looking at Saturn, so doc said he could see the rings and it was pretty neat. I said did you see any of the moons? In the 80's, in the winter, I saw the rings and moons of Saturn in the Alaska sky with a friends telescope. After work, I asked Gary if he had seen the rings of Saturn, and yes, at a observatory in California.
Meggen stayed at dog camp, when we went to the Beach Boys concert. She must have had lots of fun, her tail is sore from wagging. She was checked at the vet, this morning and she picked a toy off the shelf, too. I think she is a spoiled girl with her new Hippo.
Gary and I went to a Beach boys concert, last night. Gary is a big Beach Boy fan, I will admit to being more of a Beatles fan in that time frame. Gary knew most of the words to all the songs, I knew some. It was a good concert, good sound for an outdoor concert, a small venue. I think it was the surfing song, when the beach balls starting bouncing around in the crowd. The lead guitarist "rockin" Scott from Canada could play some hot licks on the guitar.
I have returned from sock summit in Portland. I had a grand time. I learned more sock knitting techniques. I participated in the sock summit flash mob, which was way too fun. The best video, I have seen to catch a peak at myself is jchant26 u-tube sock summit flashmob. I am close to a woman in a bright green t-shirt, who is a couple inches taller than me. I did visit the vendors in the marketplace, too.