I am not much of a sock knitter having completed only 1 pair and 1 single sock (I just haven't caught the sock knitting bug), but I am head over heels for knitting in general. I first learned to knit when I moved across the country to live in Portland. I connected with a group of women who shared my parenting philosophy who taught me to knit. I will forever be indebted to these women for introducing me to knitting. I have always enjoyed crafting generally and knitting was a way in which I could continue to be creative and productive all while parenting small children. You can pick up and put down your knitting in a way that you cannot with sewing, beading, or paper crafts. Additionally, knitting has connected me with many other people who share a passion for crafting and creativity--a very vibrant community in Portland. As such, as a transplant to PDX, learning to knit connected me with people and place in a way that I will always be eternally grateful for.
Even though I am not much of a sock knitter, I would NOT miss attending the Sock Summit. I cannot wait to feel the energy and enthusiasm present at the Convention Center this next few days.
And yes, many of my non-knitting friends and aquaintences (including my husband) think I've lost my mind in attending a "knitting conference." Bah, I say. Knitting is an art, not a lofty one, but art nonetheless.
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