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.