August 08, 2009

Sock Summit!

Today was Day 3 at Sock Summit 2009. I didn't take any classes, but I did go down as a volunteer today from 7am to 1pm. I worked at the ticket desk selling the marketplace tickets and show books. Great group of ladies led by JoAnn (on ST-2). If there was a lull, everyone was picking up their knitting.

After I was done at 1pm, I made my way into the Marketplace. Lots to see and buy, let me tell you. I'd made a plan by reviewing all the vendors online, going to their websites and deciding to try to spend my money at the smaller booths rather than the larger store booths. Gotta support the independent sellers.

I bought the yarn below:

L to R: Black Watch from RabbitWorks, Andes Mints from StitchJones, South Pacific and Blackbewwie from Lisa Souza, Coffee Haus and Swamp Thing from Rainy Days and Violet from Wool Candy.

Then I also got the accessories below:

L to R: Lovely little triangular bag from Knit Purl Sew What, another project bag from Wendy Sloneker and some pewter sheep stitch markers from KnitWit Momma (at the Mama Llama booth).

I definitely bought more than planned and am trying to convince myself that some of it will be for Christmas gifts. And as Christmas gifts, they don't really count right?

On the flip side of yarn, here's my current to-read pile. A few books were started, but really all of it is just waiting for me to pluck it from the pile and get settled down.

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Andrea L. said...

Sounds like you had a great time. My mom bought yarn to make Christmas gifts for her friends. Yesterday she told me that when she got home she looked at all the yarn she bought and decided to make stuff for herself and buy "cheap yarn" for her friends.

Karenpie said...

I love your book pile! I guess I'd love any pile of books but taking a gander at your "already read" list over there on the right - we have much the same taste in authors! Jennifer Crusie is one of my faves. Witty - VERY WITTY - dialogue. "Bet Me" is the funniest. You'll have to add it to your pile. Have you read the Twilight Series Yet?