Yes, I went to sock camp again. It was as fabulous as other bloggers have already reported. My report is a bit delinquent because the time change flying east affected more than it usually does. I blame the week of tremendous fun, the 5:10 am departure from Seattle, and 12 hours of travel time to get home last Sunday. I didn't pay for my plane tickets to camp which meant I got the flight times and routing that no sane traveler would choose: Seattle to Pittsburgh (with a stop in Phoenix that the booking agent did not mention), 2 hour layover, then Pittsburgh to DC. I tried to rebook direct to DC from Phoenix, and then I tried to grab a seat on an earlier flight to DC in Pittsburgh, but the travel gods did not cooperate.
Turq the Seahorse
For my sea creature homework, I knit a seahorse whose only story was that it took me 4 or 5 tries to get him right. But I finally did, and I think he's pretty cute. Better yet, he came out exactly as I pictured him in my head before I started. I need to turn my sparse notes into an actual pattern so I can knit a whole family of seahorses for my nieces and nephews.
My favorite class of the week was Come Dye with Me taught by Tina. The group discussion of what colors make us happy and which ones make us uncomfortable was enlightening; my chance to think about and reflect on color had me wishing I could paint the walls in my home and reflecting on the colors in my wardrobe. The chance to apply color to yarn with Tina, Debra, and Guido supervising made my week. My happy (Pink Hibiscus), uncomfortable (Bird of Paradise), and another happy (Driftwood on the Beach) skeins of STR Mediumweight are above. Below are the vacation photographs that inspired them (click for big).
That's all I have for now. Check back later this week for more about camp and my journey around the Olympic Peninsula before camp.