I haven't seen anyone post about the Sock Summit. I was fortunate enough to be able to go and wanted to share a bit. If you didn't know of it it was held in Portland, OR. It was a knitting convention focused on socks, had a great Market place and best of all it brought together some of the best known and most talented knitters in the industry. http://www.socksummit.com/
I was there for 3 days of it, the event was actually 4 days long. There were many things to do and see and I didn't do or see nearly all of it. Many people have been talking about this on Ravelry and others will blog about it better than what I write here. But it was an awesome event.
I had classes with Meg Swansen, Nancy Bush, Priscilla Gibson-Roberts, and Barbara Walker!
On the last day was a Luminary panel. I am attaching photos of the panel.
Left to Right is Lucy Neatby, Cat Bordhi, Deborah Robson, Anna Zilboorg, Pricilla Gibson-Roberts. Center are Tina Newton of Blue Moon Fiber Arts and Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, then Meg Swansen, Barbara Walker, Judith MacKenzie-McCuin, and Nancy Bush.
Such Greatness in one room! The day of the panel would have been Elizabeth Zimmerman's 99th b-day. She was duly honored and we sang happy birthday and had cake. Attaching a pic of the cake being cut by her daughter Meg Swansen, her assistant Amy Detjen to the L and the Yarn Harlot on the R.
Also a pic of the yarn I bought! LOL. There is so much more to say about the event. But it would go on and on. It was one of a kind and truly memorable and historical.
ETA this link from the Oregonian: http://www.oregonlive.com/living/index.ssf/2009/08/have_needles_will_knit_portlan.html