Left to right: Lucy Neatby, Cat Bordhi, Deborah Robson, Anna Zilboorg, Priscilla Gibson-Roberts, Tina Newton, Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, Meg Swansen, Barbara Walker, Judith MacKenzie-McCuin, and Nancy Bush.
I had to pinch myself a couple of times to make sure I wasn't dreaming that I was able to see all these women in one room together.
I stayed for a little while in the beginning, then had to leave because I still had to pack up my booth. Sarah K., one of my booth helpers extraordinaire, was busily packing up the yarn. (More on my dear new sock summit family later.)
Here you can see Steve Elkins of WEBS pack up his booth.
Towards the end of the panel discussion, I scooted back in there to catch the last 45 minutes or so. There was a serious looking video camera and a sound technician, and it is my sincere hope that there will be a DVD released of the opening and closing ceremonies....
Barbara Walker listening intently.
Don't you just want to call her Queen Barbara? I say she is a Tremendously Good Sport, obliging an attendee who asked Barbara to wear her hat for a photo shoot.
During the last minutes of the proceedings, we all sang Happy Birthday to Elizabeth Zimmermann. Meg Swansen then graciously cut and gave out birthday cake.
I think you know these people already...
Judith MacKenzie-McCuin. Stephanie had said earlier that she would even attend a class with Judy if it were on how to boil water.
Cat Bordhi, wearing her Sivia Harding shawl.
And a last glance at Nancy Bush.
Jennifer of Holiday Yarns, the only other vendor from new York State, and purveyor of Tsock Tsarina kits. I think the awesomeness of the whole event is still sinking in....