The epitome of knitting nerdiness, the fantasy of all sock knitters: Sock Summit 2011 will be in Portland, Oregon once again.

I didn’t go to the first Sock Summit in 2009. I don’t know why; it was also in Portland, which is a reasonable distance by car or train. I think I had maxed out my vacation time, but I also think I was self-conscious about my knitting abilities and the fact that I was willing to drive 500km for the sole purpose of knitting. No more! This time, I won’t regret missing Meg Swanson’s arch-shaping class, or not meeting funsters like Cookie A.

July 28-31, 2011! In my head, I’m already there.