(yes, there’s actually sewing content in this post!!!!)

Still winding down from a supersupersuper busy week.

Tuesday night I met some gals I met on ravelry.com:  nellum (who was visiting from Vancouver, BC), Aristaia, and thecaitycat.  We had dinner at the Virgo and Pisces in NW Portland.  They have wonderful breakfast, lunch and dinner.  I had the Perfect Pesto Crepes. YUM.  Topped off with Chocolate Hazelnut Gelato from Mio Gelato on NW 23rd.

nellum shows off her knitting style:

Nellum!

Thursday I took the day off for the first day of Sock Summit.  I had a 6 hour class with the famous Cookie A about sock design.  It was very educational and a blast.  I don’t know if I’ll ever design a sock… but I have the tools to do so!  I met another new ravelry friend, microbiogrl,
for lunch. After class the huge marketplace opened (over 150 vendors, I think) and I wandered around and picked up a few things. I didn’t get one picture taken Thursday, not even of microbiogrl!

Friday I had to work and missed the Guinness World Record setting for simultaneous knitting!

Saturday night was the ravelry.com party at the Forestry center.  I refashioned a ravelry.com shirt I bought in size 3XL (for that purpose!)  I have been planning it for a month, but had never gotten around to making it.  Nothing like slapdash last minute!

The front and back are from an Ottobre tshirt (2007-05 I think) that had pleats at the neckline.  It turned out pleats would hide the love so I raised the neckline about an inch and tried (really poor) gathers.  The sleeves are just basically half circles bound with bias I made and attached after the neckline (also bias bound) and front and back were sewn together.

It turned out pretty cute for probably a one time wear. I’d really like to fix the wonky neck gathers.  I also want to try this pattern with the tucks and a Full Bust Adjustment, which I suspect would solve some of the bust pulling issues!

Before and after and new short hair!

love refashion

I met some gals at the Rogue Pub in the Pearl before the party. We had Kobe Beef burgers with Rogue Creamery cheese. I also had two pints of hard cider because it was really really good :)  I met so many wonderful gals at the party. We definitely had the rowdiest and most winning table!

Ravelry.com party… the tame pictures…  (My big flash works great even if it doubles the weight of the camera!)

And the crazy pictures…

Sunday I went back the the marketplace and got seduced by more yarn and some Pirate and Ninja stitch markers from peanutgallery. LOVE.

The day ended with the Luminary panel and the knitting goddesses that are
Cat Bordhi, Nancy Bush, Priscilla Gibson-Roberts, Judith MacKenzie-McCuin, Lucy Neatby, Deborah Robson, Meg Swansen, Barbara Walker, and Anna Zilboorg all in one room!

Sadly I had a super-bad migraine that the prescriptions meds couldn’t kill but I was determined to stay!  I think I was delusional that it was going to get better.  I’m amazed I made it home on the lightrail :)

Time to chill and get my act together.  Hopefully no more heatwaves!