Knitty will be well represented at Sock Summit this year… Amy, Kate and two of our lovely columnists are teaching classes. Amy is teaching her ever-popular “Making the Next Monkey” class – all about how to create an excellent sock design that will attract the attention of discerning editors and knitters, and her brand-new Autopilot Sock class: a toe-up sock with a gusset and heel flap that she’s proud to say has converted more than one top-down knitter to the joys of toe-upness!
And Kate is teaching a class that goes well with Amy’s Monkey class: “Writing Up An Awesome Sock Pattern” – all about how to write up the instructions for your excellent design so that knitters and technical editors will love you.
Two of our columnists will be there, too: Franklin is teaching a class about photography, our newest columnist,Â Donna is teaching a class about how to recreate Folk Socks. Between classes, Amy will be handing out special! new! Knitty buttons. Those wearing anything knit from a Knitty pattern may find themselves buttoned without warning. And if you see Kate while wearing a pair of socks she’s designed, you’ll get a free hug and she’ll have a few buttons, too!
In addition, Kate will be at the Cooperative Press booth, #206, on Saturday with preview copies of her upcoming book… Â Yes! A book! And Amy will be signing books (No Sheep For You, Big Girl Knits, More Big Girl Knits, Knit Wit) between 5:30-6:00 on Saturday at the Bookstore in the Marketplace in booths 913, 915, 917, 919.
One of the Sock Summit events we’re looking forward to is the Shower for Eloise. Â As we told you a little while ago, the Ravelry team welcomed a new member recently, baby Eloise. Â Sock Summit is hosting a meet-up on the Saturday evening, and will be collecting baby gear and clothes to be donated in Eloise’s name to SnowCap, a Portland area charity that provides food, clothes and support to local families in need. Eloise is one of the most knitted for babies we know, and so we’d like to share the knitterly love to babies who weren’t lucky enough to be born into such circumstances.