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Bio Hazard March 20, 2009

Filed under: Musings — Cailyn @ 1:31 pm
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I have to write a thirty-word bio for a submission.  It doesn’t seem that hard, right?  Then why has it taken me all day?!  I dare you to try it.  Summarize yourself in approximately thirty words.  It’s hard.  What makes the cut?  It’s for a knitting publication- do you include that you enjoy other crafts?  Do you mention your family or pets?  Should your bio be humorous or serious?  Oh, the decisions!


Yeah, I’m obsessing just a little.  I’m also using this post to procrastinate writing the bio.    I hate writing bios.  You can see that the bio on this site is rather… dull and formulaic.  I’ll have to fix that some day.  I wonder if there’s a “Bio-Writing for Dummies” book.  There seems to be one for every other subject, after all.


In other news, I’m really looking forward to the Sock Summit in August. 



And by “really looking forward to,” I actually mean chomping-at-the-bit, counting-down-the-days, want-it-to-be-right-now, let-me-at-it!  It looks like it’s going to be incredible.  The Summit is being organized by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee (the Yarn Harlot) and Tina Newton (the owner of Blue Moon Fiber Arts.)  That, in and of itself, was enough to send me through the roof.  I didn’t need  any more information to start obsessing about it.  I had it on my calendar and stared at the dates lovingly.  The fact that this conference is taking place in Portland, which is only a few short hours from here, only increased my love of the event.


And then.  THEN.  They posted the teacher list and I think I stopped breathing.  Check this out:

Cookie A!

Cat Bordhi!

Nancy Bush!

Priscilla Gibson-Roberts!

Amy R Singer!

Barbara Walker!

The whole list of teachers is much longer.  These are just some of my favorites.  I mean, all of these people are my heroes.  These are giants of knitting.  And I’m going to go take classes from them! Talk to them… if I get up the courage and don’t stammer out something fawning and unintelligent.  It’s just as likely that I will fall on my face or accidentally stab myself with a DPN as it is that I’ll utter a complete sentence around these people.  I’m horribly shy.  When that shyness is coupled with my feeling that I’m still a novice in relation to these masters, well.  I might not speak all weekend!


Let me know if you’re thinking of attending the Sock Summit- only you can make sure that I speak at least once in the three days!


4 Responses to “Bio Hazard”

  1. Millie Says:

    I think you should “borrow” my wonderful, Albuquerque gloves and exhibit them. They are so incredible and maybe would speak FOR you a bit. (You are also welcome to borrow my fabulous blue socks!)

  2. Libby Hooper Says:

    Cailyn, I think it would be fun to go to the sock summit with you. We could stay at Jo’s house in Portland. What do you think?

  3. Kady Says:

    I wanna go! I wanna go! Though being as close to the wedding as it is… I can’t say for 100% that it is possible. It does look promising, though.

    If we all carpool, we can take turns and knit while we aren’t driving 0=)

  4. That’s a really badass logo for a Sock Summit. I’ve never seen knitting look so hardcore!

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