Even non-knitting writers need a dash of color as inspiration once in a while, so I can’t help sharing a few photos from this weekend’s Sock Summit in Portland, Oregon.
If you’re a writer and keep reading past all the fiber mania, you’ll find an update on a special event coming up on my blog next week!
For those of you who couldn’t attend Sock Summit, here are the links to the shops I mentioned, although it’s worth noting I fell in love with lots of vendors’ yarn and wish I could have brought it all home.
I came home from the Sock Summit marketplace Saturday around 3 p.m., took photos of my yarn and shared the six-skein shot with knitters on Google+. A few minutes later, Yana Weinstein picked it up as her knitting photo of the day. Talk about community. A few hours later, I had suggestions of which skeins to pair with each other and great comments and thoughts from fellow knitters. And in case you’re interested, Yana recently posted a great piece about creating a Google+ directory for your hobby, so take a look if you’re interested in setting up your own community over in that space.
So, now for the writing news. Arthur van Keulen, international marketing manager for Jongbloed BV, the originator of the dwarsligger pocket-sized book, sent me some flipbacks in English, and they just arrived yesterday afternoon! I’ll be giving one away on Wednesday, so check back here for details. Don’t miss your chance to get your hands on a flipback!