Saturday, 29 August 2009

Now it's time to say goodbye

We had such an incredible time knitting on the bigsock here in Idaho!

It came to us at 5" and grew to 15" during it's visit to Puffy Mondaes Sustainable Arts, and SS09
about 300 people were able to knit on the big sock over the past month.

We packaged up the sock and it was transported to it's current location San Diego California at Two Sister's and Ewe

A big thank you to Joanna and the Rochester Knitting Guild for starting this wonderful project that promotes the art of hand knitting, and builds community and teamwork across borders.
Heidi is signing off.

Friday, 14 August 2009

Sock Summit Show & Tell

The lantern moon girls in their cute silk outfits came over to have a little knit...

This is what the sock measured in at on Saturday Morning...It has grown a substantial amount since, That suitcase we packed it in to transport was nearly too small to fit it into for the return trip home.

We hadn't anticipated that the bigsock would become a resting place for overwhelmed knitters, and we were able to really connect with a lot of interesting people...

Keren is pretty awesome, we were able to tag team with the sock so that we could both see the marketplace and take breaks... we estimate that there was a new circulation of knitters on the sock about every 10 minutes the entire weekend... Bringing the bigsock to the summit would not have been possible without her hard work!
The bigsock was visited by the lovely Stephanie Pearl Mcphee, and Barbara Walker... and the very graceful Meg Swansen.. Stephen Houghton also popped over for a look..

The big sock was also featured in the article about the Sock Summit by the Oregonian.... take a look!

Friday, 7 August 2009

Sock Summit 2009

The bigsock was packed with love and tender care... and we hit the road for Portland on Thursday...

We arrived just in time to meet the wonderful people at YARNIA, had some tasty treats after our weary journey and watch their very cool winding machine in action making very unique yarn blends

This young lady who is only 10 years old learned to knit for the very first time on the bigsock and knit on it for several hours through the day..

There were more knitters coming and going all day working on the sock that we lost track, and tonight are too tired to figure it out... monday we will give you a total from the weekend.

Today was so much fun...The enthusiasm from everyone passing by and everyone stopping to knit was so awesome. We met so many truly wonderful, inspiring, and interesting people today that it is almost overwhelming to take it all in...
more tomorrow...