Sunday, November 21, 2010

I'll go, if they'll have me

Thank you everyone for your lovely and encouraging words. I saw many of you this weekend too who came to the market on Saturday and the holiday open house today. Everyone is wanting me to go. It lifted my heart to hear so much praise and encouragement.

It will cost me and my yarn about $3000 to go to the Sock Summit, stay for 5 days, and come back. That does not include the actual stock I am bringing- just transportation/flights, hotel, and booth fees. I will not be taking any classes.

But I am convinced now that it will be worth going. I have 9 months to plan, plot, prepare, and best of all, dye lots and lots of lovely yarn. :) Meanwhile of course, there will be other shows to go to, yarn shops to supply, the etsy shop to maintain.

I'll be putting in my application this week, making hotel reservations, and getting the (yarn) ball rolling for Sock Summit 2011! Sample knitting will begin after New Year's, who's ready to jump in with me?

10 comments:

  1. I am going to do everything I can to get to go, and if I could see you there it would mean the world to me.

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  2. Just let me know what you need. I'll even help you with dye duties.

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  3. Teri S (treefrog303)November 21, 2010 at 11:46 PM

    Count me in for sample knitting!

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  4. I can help with sample knitting after the first of the year. Just let me know! :)

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  5. Let's have a sock summit fundraiser sale. All proceeds especially to go into the Sock Summit Fund - - maybe they will let us post it over at the Coop, too. It's the kind of thing that would get me out to shop; I can't ever manage to get to any of the shows or markets; but call it "Send Karen to the Sock Summit" and I'll be there with anyone I can round up! I think we're on to something here! You have touched so many of our lives in a special way, so let's do that for you!!!

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  6. Congratulations! It sounds like a great opportunity and I'm sure your beautiful yarn will be a big hit!

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  7. Sounds like a great opportunity! I'm happy to knit up a sample or two if you'd like. Sorry I missed the open house - just couldn't get there. Have a great holiday. See you next Tuesday?

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  8. Let me know if you want bags again! :o)

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  9. Congrats! I think it's great you are doing this. I can lend you my LaReine Shawl as a sample knit for your booth. That avocado green is so stunning and the your yarn is super soft.

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