“You can’t fight the light.”

So, if you should happen to have the chance to spend your birthday at a Sock Summit or similarly knitting oriented extravaganza, may I just take a moment to recommend it quite highly. Yesterday, I started with a “second breakfast” befitting the occasion (cupcake held from a purchase day before, from Cupcake Jones),

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did some crazy awesome swatching with Cookie A and ‘oddball stitches’,

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then convinced fellow classmate Jane to come with me to split a hamburger sandwiched between two grilled cheese sandwiches (thank you, Brunch Box – we regretted nothing), then picked up knitter Johanna and stopped at the Saturday Market for ice cream.

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Then I filled a notebook listening to photography wisdom from Franklin Habit,

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joined with several hundred other knitters for a “super secret” (maybe not so secret) flash mob,

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and then met up with a bunch of more knitters for dinner.

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Thanks, knitters! Can we do it all again next weekend? I don’t think I want Sock Summit to end.

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15 responses to ““You can’t fight the light.”

  1. Lykkefanten

    Sounds like the absolute best way to spend your birthday! Happy, happy birthday to you… I don’t think I have to wish you a wonderful day, since it appears you’ve already had it!
    But I do hope you manage to gift yourself some very lovely birthday yarn as a present! ;)

  2. tinebeest

    Happy birthday! Glad to hear it was such a fantastic day, and many happy returns!

  3. Happy Birthday! Do you have to wait a whole year to have another burger-between-grilled-cheese-sandwiches? I hope not!

  4. Leslie

    Happy belated birthday. So glad it was memorable in all the right ways!

  5. Man!! The ideas!!! Overload… no WAY you can repeat that! You had me hooked with the cupcake! LOL

  6. Oh, I am sooo jealous. Sock Summit is just magical. Happy birthday, it looks like it was a great time.

  7. It sounds as though you had a wonderful birthday!

  8. Hope you had a wonderful birthday!

  9. z

    Looks like you had alot of fun, and that sandwhich, wow, that would take me a couple of days to finish it, for sure, but it looks like it was worth it.

  10. Paulette

    WOW—what a great way to spend your birthday! We are all envious!! :) Thanks for these great updates for all of us who, unfortunately, are not at Sock Summit! It’s great to hear about what’s going on, and hope for even more details.

  11. oh wow, that hamburger just blew my mind. You look like you’re having a stupendous time!!

  12. ohmygoodness. ONE day i HAVE to go to sock summit!!

  13. May Bingham

    Happy rest of the year … What a great way to spend your birthday… thanks for all the pictures and thoughts… Sock Summit sounds wonderful…
    About the “photography wisdom from Franklin Habit”… I would like to listen to his wisdom as well… how, where, do I find it? Is it on tape, is it a DVD?
    Please let me know and thanks,
    May

  14. May Bingham

    Wrote yesterday about learning more from Franklin Habit’s photography wisdom… have not heard as yet, wondering if anybody replied and I just did not receive the email…

  15. This sounds amazing! I’m glad you had such a great time. I would’ve loved to attend some of those seminars, and the hang with knitters all day long.