Pencily has been having a grand old time at the Sock Summit. Everybody loves Pencily!
He went through the Sockgate:
Then he came back and told me how cool the Egyptian-like society on the other side was and how they were just inventing knitting there with thin cotton thread and skinny needles. He also mentioned something about being worshipped as a god there, but I didn’t believe that part. He dragged me through the Sockgate to show me.
This was when I discovered that on the other side of the Sockgate… is more of the Convention Center. Pencily got confused with all the bright colors on the carpet. And people wanted to take his picture in the gate; I think the fame is going to his head.
We took a class with Laurel Coombs and I learned that Pencily is an even bigger caffeine addict than I am. I tried to make up for drinking most of the coffee by knitting him a little sock. He said it was nice, but he needs three more and can one of them be a cable sock and one of them could be a lace sock and one of them could be a traditional Fair Isle sock, and by the way, can I make an argyle fourth sock for him because he doesn’t like this plain one? And what about a hat?
We spent a lot of time in the marketplace yesterday. We bought more than a little pretty fiber and yarn. Pencily convinced me to buy a Turkish spindle. It’s a very small laceweight spindle and he says it’s just the right size for him to spin on. We also bought some pencil roving in honor of his mother.
Here he is just before he put the spindle away for Franklin Habit’s Photograph Your Fiber class.
And here he’s just misbehaving to get attention. He crawled into my Glass Slipper sock and got more people to take his picture, like Stacey Winklepleck from Knit Picks who recognized him from the blog! (Shown in the second picture trying to ignore Pencily’s blatant attempt to be the star of the show.) That went straight to his head.
Pencily even got Franklin to hold him, but in a tragic turn of events, the camera ran out of batteries just as I tried to take his picture. Franklin seemed a little weirded out by the whole pencil-case aspect of Pencily.
Tomorrow Pencily is hoping to visit the sheep in the Fleece to Foot Challenge and is very much looking forward to a class with Judith MacKenzie.