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Archive for August 16th, 2009

Photos from Sock Summit

Sunday, August 16th, 2009

I’m still crunched for time, I will be at Allegan/Michigan Fiberfest Sunday after being there all day Saturday. At least I got to sleep a full night for the first time in weeks. Small things become big sometimes… like a good night’s rest. Monday I can sleep in again. Two nights in a row may just let me catch up!

I processed a few photos from the opening reception of Sock Summit (international socknitting conference in Portland, Oregon last week). Here is a very nice shot of Sock Team One (ST1) and Sock Team Two (ST2) the first night. I’m here to tell you, this group is top notch in all ways. They worked without enough sleep and kept positive and helpful throughout. Much appreciated.


Here is a photo of the group hug that ended the first night’s opening reception:


This was a very female sort of event. It was huge but it really represented all that is best about women and how they care and organize.

For an example, when someone needed a hanger for their vendor booth, an announcement was made to the whole sales floor asking if anyone had a hanger or two that they did not need. About a half an hour before we were to stop setting up booths, another announcement came saying that if anyone needed help setting up, please let the front desk know. They had volunteers at the ready, to help anyone who was behind the schedule. Wow.

The volunteers were plentiful and friendly. When we needed things, we were assisted in our need. I was having trouble finding food I could eat (given all my allergies), and one ST2 member told me of a place that did in fact work out well. For me, that was major. Being hungry is no fun when one is working.

This was a total class act from A-Z. Nice job, ladies. I hope you got some good sleep since the closing ceremonies!!!