In the past few months as we prep, plan and brainstorm and meet all these crazy Sock
Summit deadlines, you guys keep popping into my thoughts. At first, I thought it was because thought I might be missing you, but you’re right here so I let that one go. It wasn’t until recently when I had to write up some Blue Moon history for a business appraisal that it finally hit me all the way down to my Kitchener’ed toes what was going on.
I know,I've said it before and probably will again, but I keep realizing it over and over, there would not really be a Sock Summit without you guys and the Rockin’ Sock Club? It’s true.
Seriously, for me, all of this sock knitting madness starting with the Sock Club and just kept increasing knitter by knitter, diabolical idea by creative design until well... look around you.
Debbi, aka cockeyed, and I were chatting about this recently. (Sense of timed skewed by sleep deprivation, could have been months ago.) We chatted over bleu cheese encrusted tater tots and a lovely Chardonnay and we hatched ourselves a plan. How about we have a Sock Club booth at Sock Summit? I know... right? Brilliant! (It’s the tots—they’re serious brain food ).
We thought, hey, we could have it right next to the Blue Moon booth and put all the socks and patterns in it from the past 6 years. We could load it with all of the leftover swag and show everyone who does not know about the club (I swear these knitters do exist).
We could, and here’s my favourite part, to ask you, our NSK’s, to email us at (email@example.com) or comment here with your favourite sock club moments. Any kind of momoment or memory or inspiration at all. Like stalking the postal carrier or a colourway or design or designer or swag or contest or the bank fiasco or dyer’s notes moments or your experience knitting or the Socks That Rawk group on Rav… any little thing your knitterly heart wants to share. we want to hear it. You can even get creative, the skies the limit.
We’ll print them up and cover the booth with them. Sock knitter wallpaper, if you will.
We also decided that the other wall will be a blank canvas and we’ll supply Sharpies so you can sign it or draw a picture.
We’re pretty excited by this idea and hope you are too. Even if you can’t come to Sock
Summit, you can be there in Notorious Sock Knitter fashion and spirit.
I realize this does not give us all a lot of time but hey we're knitters and we rock the tight spot.
I love this idea for many reasons, especially the time capsule element—putting all that sock magic in one space is pretty exciting.
However, I think what makes my knitter’s heart sing it's happy song is that it will feel like everyone of you is there with us.
I promise we'll take lots and lots of picutes to post here of our little sock club museum project.
Don't you just love David Byrne's Don't fence me in?