Sunday, August 09, 2009

Sock Summit, Day Four

The first ever Sock Summit is over. I'm exhausted.

This morning, I attended an excellent workshop on knitting ergonomics with physical therapist Carson Demers. VERY informative with lots to think about. He was quite enabling about buying more yarn and more anatomically friendly furniture. More yarn and new furniture? Total win-win!

Knitting comfort is all about finding a balance between efficiency, performance and safety, all of which I'm going to be more mindful after this great class.

Around noon, I saw this cool sock knitting machine demoed (see photo above). I'm still fascinated by them, but I no longer want one -- too fiddly.

This afternoon we attended a Luminary Panel featuring such personages as Lucy Neatby, Cat Bordhi, Priscilla Gibson-Roberts, Meg Swansen, Barbara Walker, Judith MacKenzie-McCuin, and Nancy Bush, among others. We all sang Happy Birthday and had cake on what would have been Elizabeth Zimmerman's 99th birthday.

So it's back to Austin tomorrow. Maybe I'll post more details then. Right now, I'm very, very weary.

1 comment:

  1. It really sounds amazing! Have a good trip home...