Sock Summit was pretty much made of awesome on all levels. I can’t possibly do it justice and so won’t try to describe it. I would blather. It would be unseemly. Instead, I’m going to talk about one tiny aspect of the awesome.
As I was getting ready to go to Sock Summit, a few of the vendors working there contacted me to ask about creating patterns for them with their yarn. I was flattered. There may have been a bit of undignified squeeing and perhaps a few goofy grins. I’ll never tell. I’m still awfully new at this, and it feels fantastic when people like my work.
We talked. Plans were made and agreements reached. I got to Sock Summit, found their booths, and wandered around molesting admiring their pretty yarns. Then, and this is the part that still feels like crime, I got to pick some out and bring it home. It was all the good parts of yarn shopping with none of those pesky bills at the end.
All of the yarns will be getting made into socks over the next few months (I might have tripped and cast one on already). You’ll be seeing and hearing more about them as they go along. In the meantime, I can say with certainty that free yarn is by far the niftiest part of this designing thing. I could get used to this!