Monday, August 10, 2009

Sock Summit Highlights!

I thought I would post a few highlights from the weekend before I get my photos together. It was such an incredible show. I feel very lucky that I got to be a part of it and here is why:

-I met Jess, Casey, and Mary Heather from Ravelry and received a Ravelry button directly from them!

-Our booth was directly across from Jennie the Potter, so I scored 2 of her special edition Sock Summit mugs, before they all sold out, and some pretty buttons. I will picture them later. So very awesome!

-Saw baby Hazel from Twisted in Portland. So cute!

-Got to spend a very awesome weekend with Donna and her sister Colleen. Both are simply hilarious and a lot of fun to be around!

-Got to see Chrissy Gardiner. She is turning into a regular celebrity with people lining up to have her sign her new book. They are all super excited to meet her in person.

-I got hugged by a serious LavenderSheep fan, who couldn't believe she was meeting me in person. First time that has ever happened.

-I shook hands with Ann Budd. I didn't realize who she was at first, until I read her tag, then went a little fan girl. I hope I didn't scare her too much.

-Saw Amy Singer of Knitty walking around the market.

-Cat Bordhi came into the booth to make sure we were promoting Chrissy's book properly. From the amount of people that were buying it I think we were doing alright.

-Had a class with Anna Zilboorg. Her life is so amazing I could listen to her all day. I am definitely in awe. I got up the nerve to ask her to sign my book. Now I need to track down the rest of her books, especially her ones on socks and mittens.

-Barbara Walker came into the booth and looked at a couple of shawls. Both Donna and I froze, which is definitely a first for Donna, but really we didn't want to gush over her as we are sure she was getting from all over.

- Went to the Ravelry meetup where I met many more wonderful and creative people that are doing many wonderful and creative things.

-Went to the Luminary Panel. It was simply amazing. It was an incredible, dynamic group of ladies that I would love to hear more from. They were so inspirational. I definitely would love to take a class with just about any one of them just to hear what they would have to say.

It was just a wonderful and incredible weekend. I can't emphasize that enough. I definitely would do it all over again. I think my brain is still trying to process it all. I'm sure I'll have a lot more to say once I get my photos together.


Colleen said...

Loved hanging out and getting to know you to. Was sooooooooo much fun.

ahousefullofboys said...

sounds like you had a great weekend. I work on Saturday. U should come on down. or stop in on Sunday. I am going to try to come knit with Jill.

msubulldog said...

I love that you got hugged by a fan! :)

Didn't know about Cat Bordhi and Barbara Walker stopping by the booth--so cool.

Have you caught up on your sleep, yet? I think I'm finally there.

Bobbi said...

Sounds awesome! Glad you were there!!