Last night was my 3rd time seeing the Yarn Harlot. Let me just say that she was as incredible as ever!Here is the obligatory sock picture with the Stephanie. I also have one from last year and the year before that! She is such an exceptional speaker, both funny and inspirational. I can't wait to dive into this new book!
My partners in knitting hijinks this year refused to be photographed. I went with Teri, Lynn, and Ellen from the Stevenson knitting group. They were a hoot to travel with! Teri especially refused to be photographed, but allowed me to take a picture of her sock in progress. It is knit out of my superwash sock yarn in Lime. It is one of my new semi-solid colorways. I just love how it is turning out. I really wish that the camera that I took didn't hate indoors quite so badly, but I did get some good photos once I got home:
Here is my loot! I got 2 copies of Stephanie's book so that I can give one to my grandmother. I recently introduced her to Stephanie's books and she loves them. I am sure that the new one will be awesome! The other joy of having Blue Moon host the event is that they had Socks that Rock in a special colorway for the event. This is called Knitters Without Borders and every skein sold they donated $3 to Doctors Without Borders. Also for every book sold they donated the proceeds to Doctors Without Borders. I think the sock yarn will make wonderful socks for my husband!
The project I decided to take along was my very own Mine, Don't Touch! socks. I am almost done with these socks, though I think that I am not a toe-up fan. I had to take the heel out at least 3 times because the socks just kept being a couple rounds too short. I might try it again in the future, but for now I am going to stick with top-down. Also the yarn isn't the best example of the colorway because it is from back when I did 64" skeins instead of 72". I also do slightly different colors. Oh well, at least the finished one is super comfortable when I put it on! I'll just have to pick out another skein of yarn just for me!