Tuesday, August 11, 2009

unraveled

uh-oh! Remember these? I loved them, truly I did. But, they just weren't clicking along. So, I frogged.

I re-skeined. And I started over with these. I'm delighted. And I'm clicking along!

Sock Summit is over. There are not enough adjectives, adverbs or any other modifier available to adequately describe the greatness...and immenseness...that was the inaugural Sock Summit. Between hooking up with old friends, meeting new friends, and breathing the same air as Barbara Walker, Priscilla Gibson-Roberts and Anna Zilboorg...well, what can I say? I was overwhelmed for the better part of 5 days! I had to carry tissues around for the sudden moments of misty-eyedness that struck while listening to Priscilla Gibson-Roberts, and again at the luminary panel on the last day. What can I say? I was not alone. Photos are forthcoming...I'm relishing the ability to relive the moments.

Paul Atwell socks designed by Emily Johnson
knit using Dashing Dachs "Shirlie 's Rose Garden"

10 comments:

pdxknitterati said...

I look forward to your pictures from SS; your photography far outshines mine. And I can't believe I didn't see you all weekend! So sad it's all over...

IrishgirlieKnits said...

You so rarely frog things that even that picture is gorgeous!!

Looks like you found the perfect yarn for that pattern! Can't wait to see you SS pictures!!!

Jennifer said...

It surprises me that you frogged the others -- the pictures of them were so lovely that you inspired me to purchase several skeins in a similar colourway because I was so impressed with the Anastasia. Can't wait to see the new incarnation. Lovely blog, by the way. Your exquisite photography gives me enormous pleasure. Thanks for posting.

cupcakefaerie said...

Those colors make me think of primroses. Beautiful photos and so inspirational for me to keep plugging along to improve my own photography. Thank you!

I totally agree about the tissues. Wish I had thought to bring some along. I thought I was having a bout of PMS with all my mist. :)

L-B said...

I've been stalking your blog for Sock Summit pictures because I know yours will be outstanding!
But it's kind of fitting to see the unravelled pic!
SS09 has disbanded now but will emerge in the knitting of all who experienced it and undoubtedly inspire beauty through all those hands, especially yours!

Tricia said...

I am also eagerly awaiting your sock summit pictures. I heard you had a wonderful special assignment with kniteratti.

I also can't wait to the the pictures in the "Toe Up" book.

Therese said...

It was great seeing you at SS09! I think that I am finally getting caught up on sleep and back up to speed today. Whew! It was a blast, but exhausting!

Wendee said...

Gail, it was such a pleasure to meet you at SS. I'm so glad I made the connection between you and your blog. I'm a fan!!

tapmouse said...

And you just made my eyes mist! It truly was wonderful!

msubulldog said...

Wish I could have bumped into you at Sock Summit--I'm one of Chrissy's editors and love your photos for the book.

I did have to leave you a comment about your frogged socks, though. . . I ripped out my Anastasia socks on Tuesday, too. Creepy. ;)

Hope to meet you one day!
--Amanda