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Congrats Scalzi August 10, 2009

Filed under: Reading — lostgnome @ 11:29 PM
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Congratulations to John Scalzi on Hugo #2. Now it’s not just another award – it’s bookends!

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Casting on for Sock Summit 2009 August 6, 2009

Filed under: Knitting — lostgnome @ 6:08 PM
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I follow Yarn Harlot’s blog and she has been talking about the Sock Summit for a while now. The Sock Summit is a conference dedicated to knitting of socks. Crazy, I know. They have an amazing lineup of famous knitters (no, not people who are famous who knit but people who are famous among knitters). It sounds like a fabulous time and I do wish I could be there. Now I have only knit one pair of socks in my life. They were plain and beautiful. In honour of the Sock Summit I will cast on my second pair tomorrow morning. I will knit Monkey Socks by Cookie A using Panda Silk yarn. Tonight I swatch to see what set of my new Knit Picks metal needles I should use. I have no illusions that I will finish the socks while the summit is going on. Maybe in a few years I will be a good enough knitter to join in such fun.

I’m such a nerd that I even commented on Yarn Harlot’s blog today “I like the idea of casting on a sock in honour of the Sock Summit 2009. I will cast on the second pair I’ve ever knit tomorrow and think of everyone there. Sock on!” I didn’t link to this blog because it was empty – how embarrassing. Now I’ve fixed that – my first post.

Love their logo:

Sock Summit 2009 Logo