Leaving for the very plausible state of Oregon

It’s here, the week thousands of us have been waiting months for…I leave very early tomorrow morning for the long trek to the west coast and the exciting Sock Summit event. For better or worse, I can tell you this is certainly going to be the content of my next few blog posts, so I hope you won’t mind coming along for the ride! All I can say is that I’ll be blogging…what or who, well, the adventures will unfold as they may.

To look forward to, I’ve got:

  • One 4am wake-up call (tomorrow…let us not speak of this any further)
  • Four thee-hour classes
  • Two travel-knitting projects (socks in Lorna’s Laces sock, shawl in Tanis Fiber Arts fingering weight)
  • One volunteer shift
  • Three parties/special events
  • A twelve-hour one-way trip (that’s with airport time)
  • One fun roomie/partner-in-crime to share the week with
  • And unpredictable amounts of yarn, food, drink, and revelry

My homework is done, my suitcases are packed, all that’s left is to fly out tomorrow morning. It’s gonna be one heck of a week to remember, and I can’t wait to arrive and have the journey behind me so the real fun can begin.

(Also, that subject line is funnier if you’ve seen the X-Files pilot episode…and if you already knew that, then you might be my new best friend.)

Here’s looking forward to meeting a few knitters on my travels tomorrow, and good thoughts for those already en route. Catch you on the flip side!


  1. see you there!

  2. I keep trying to explain the whole thing to people and they look at me like I have three heads. I can’t wait to be with like minded people! I only got one class so I won’t be heading down south until Thursday night. Maybe I’ll bump into you somewhere.

  3. I recommend this to anyone I encounter who is traveling to Portland…its a little bit out of the way, but if you have time to find it, awesome breakfast can be found at the Stepping Stone Cafe. (http://www.steppingstonecafe.com/) The banana bread french toast good enough to kill for.

  4. See you there! I will be looking for those beautiful knee socks!

  5. Your striped socks will be a beacon of light, should anyone get lost! They’re wonderful!

  6. I am more than happy to ‘come along’. Have the very best of times!!!!!

  7. Ooh, I am glad you’ll be blogging. I am counting on you all to let me live vicariously through your adventures.

    Safe travels and have fun!

  8. I wish I could come along. Can’t wait to read all about it. Have fun!

  9. Hope to see you there! I leave tomorrow. Vacation, here I come.

  10. Really? You finished ALLLLL your homework? Including the stuff you need for Thursday that you had barely wound the yarn for this morning? 😉

  11. Don’t forget to have lots and lotsa fun!

  12. Sue Remely · ·

    I am so jealous – please give us the “blow by blow” or “stitch by stitch” description. I must also live vicariously thru you.

  13. Vicariously visiting Sock Summit through the wonders of technology — yay! 🙂 (Which was the only way I was going to get there anyway, given things like cash flow, the fact that I’m costuming for a show that opens *next* Thursday, and the fact that, uh, I’ve not yet tackled sock knitting. Ever. Unless you count the one time I tried to cast on a sock and got rather hopelessly confused. (Hey, dpns are confusing the first time around…) It’s on the agenda, though, I promise!)

    Have an awesome time, keep us updated, and PICTURES, woman!! Must have pictures!!

    **Please insert belated birthday greetings HERE –> _______, as well as obligatory ooohing and ahhhhing over the new spinning wheel with the also obligatory look of “???!” that you might find on the face of a non-spinner. Don’t worry, that situation is temporary. I’ve been promised/threatened with drop spindle lessons by a dance colleague. (Don’t ask.)

  14. Have fun. I’m looking forward to enjoying it vicariously, so do blog if you can!

  15. Have a great time! And take lots of pictures. I expect a full report on your return! 😉

  16. Marissa · ·

    I wish I could fit in someone’s suitcase. Can’t wait to read all about it!

  17. Have a wonderful time. I’m looking forward to hearing all about it.

  18. Have fun and please keep us informed. It will be a virtual trip since I coudn’t attend.

    Sock on!

    kp (fellow x-files fan)

  19. I so don’t need to say have fun do I? Very happy to be coming along for the blog ride 🙂

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