April 15, 2008

10 Things About Sock Camp

1. I love where it is. Orcas Island. There is the sea and the hills and actual trees and flowers.

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2. The twisted brain of my friend Tina who can even imagine, invent and make real a week like this. Seriously. There are camp tee shirts and buffs and a big plan that is weirder than you can imagine. I love it. (Also, if you click on that link, she has very, very big plans for the Portland Event on Earth Day.)

3. Campers. I'm spending 5 days with knitters. For five days I will only walk among my people. For five days nobody will say "don't you think that's a lot of yarn" or "how many pairs is that on the needles now?" For five days I will talk about socks, and nobody will try to get away, because everyone here wants to talk about socks. A lot.

4. Cat Bordhi. It is very good that Cat and I are friends, but probably also good that we live this far apart. We are trouble together. Trouble. Also, I am going to kick her arse in all the camp games. Just like last year.

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5. Yarn.

6. I do not have to get on a plane today. I did not get on a plane yesterday. I do not get on a plane tomorrow. This makes me so happy that every morning that I am not getting on a plane I am doing a balcony dance.

7. Oh yeah. My balcony.

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8. Deer.

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9. Cookie. (I like the face she makes if you sneak up on her with a camera.)

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10. I am knitting.

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Blue Moon Heavyweight in a Rare Gem (one of a kind) that I snagged yesterday. I think I talked Tina into making it a colourway. It's just too pretty not to be able to have again.

It's going to be a very good week.

Posted by Stephanie at April 15, 2008 12:20 PM