Sock Summit: Barbara Walker

Staying one day behind…. Although my brain is SO TIRED from thinking so hard and learning so much that the temptation is strong to skip writing and just go lay down in some yarn someplace.  There is certainly plenty of yarn around here.

sumf2

But first I have to tell you that I got to take a class from Barbara Walker.  This is a VERY BIG DEAL                .    I can’t think of any universal analogy to use, so lots of capital letters will have to suffice. 

sumf3

One more thing.  Not only did I get to take a class from Barbara Walker, I actually, really, honestly and truly now own a pair of SOCKS knitted by Barbara Walker.  Not kidding.  I can’t wait to take them into the yarn shop at home and show them to everybody.  Then I think I’ll have them framed. 

sumf4

Here’s something I’m proud of:  I did my work in her class instead of just swooning and staring like some of my classmates (and you know who you are J .   We spent the first half of class reviewing mosaic knitting techniques and the second half studying design principles and mathematics.   It was definitely challenging but in a good way. 

sumf5

Oh, one more thing and then I have to go learn more.  Remember about the Hallowig that Rowena made me?  The one that my children begged me not to wear in public?  It seems to be the headwear of choice here… even among people not in the middle of chemotherapy. 

sumf1

My class today, which I’ll tell you about tomorrow, was an all day intensive session on unusual sock architecture.  Amazing.

2 thoughts on “Sock Summit: Barbara Walker

  1. elizabeth, how wonderful that you got to meet and learn from THE barbara walker!!! i hope you got pictures of yourself with her. and i feel so vindicated that everybody is wearing a hallowig. LOL i hope the rest of the summit is as fantastic for you as the first part has been. LOVE TO YOU!!!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: