Wednesday's interesting socks
I'm still recovering from SOAR. One of the amazing things about SOAR and all other knitting or spinning events is seeing hand knits and hand woven pieces everywhere. These nine socks were all knit by participants in my three day color workshop. On any given day more than half of us wore interesting socks, shawls, or sweaters. The creativity and talent of everyone at SOAR—the mentors and the attendees—is stunning. As much as I learned last week, I think the real reason that I (and so many others) go to SOAR every year is to spend a week with over 200 like-minded creators. Experiencing that energy is the true power of the event. So many of us craft alone or in small groups all year and never really grasp the wonder of our community. Ravelry, blogs, and other on line communities help, but do not replace the tremendous power of gathering and sharing.
Is this something you have experienced? Are there ways we, as creators, can create more times and places to share, gather, and create together?
I have a lot more I want to say about this, but it's late, and I have to leave early tomorrow morning. More soon, I promise.