It's going to be busy and wonderful. Tomorrow I leave for Portland, OR to attend Sock Summit, the place where everyone who is anyone in the knitting world (or alternatively, was lucky or persistent enough to survive the server overload and crash and get tickets) will be this week. Living in Seattle, there was no way I was staying home for this. A quick drive down the freeway and I'll be there!
I managed to get into some classes and the welcome gathering, which I think is going to be awesome. I'm meeting up with my good friend from Tennessee, Goatlady, who I haven't seen for over a year, and am really looking forward to that. I will attempt to take some photos for posting next week, but I'm sure there will be plenty to see in the knitting internet universe.
In getting prepared to go, I finished a couple of projects. You saw the baby stuff I made yesterday, but I also finished Shawl That Jazz (in time for the weather to come down out of the 80-100 degree range) and also my Asparagus Cables socks.
The shawl is made from Dream in Color Classy, purchased at The Loopy Ewe. The colorway is Nightwatch, and I used about 3-1/2 skeins on the project. I think this will make a nice, casual shawl that will be handy for cool evenings.
The socks were made from nummanumma Toasty in the colorway Pesto. I also purchased this at The Loopy Ewe. The yarn is great, though I had a little splitting trouble, mostly when I was making (or fixing) the tiny cables. I don't know the reason, but I had tons of trouble with the second sock, so I am really glad to be done with them!
I'll be back from Portland on Saturday because we're having a huge graduation/going away party on Sunday for the Princess, who leaves for college on August 18th. I hope I've got it organized enough...when I come back it will be time to finalize food and decorations for the 80 or so people we're expecting. And also to arrange with the weather gods for a day of sunshine and 75 degrees. Not asking too much, am I?
See you later. I'm off!