Steven found the yarn he needed – here he is watching it being wound into a ball by an electric ballwinder. Neat!Somehow I managed only to buy an issue of Handknit Heroes, the knitting comic book – no yarn. Yet.
Next we headed to Cha Cha Cha! for burritos – yum. I met someone in line who asked me what was good to eat. I confessed that I was visiting town and did not know. He asked what brought me to Portland, and I told him about the Summit. He didn’t miss a beat and told me that the last time he was in Portland, he was here with a crochet-er friend who published a book. I asked if it was anyone I knew. He hesitated, and I said “the only big crochet name I know is Kim Werker.” Well, that was his friend! Small world. Here is Steven about to enjoy his fish burrito:
After Cha Cha Cha!, we popped into Cupcake Jones for a delightful confection. Steven left his yarn there but we were sitting just outside so the cupcake lady reunited us with the yarn with no problem.
Next we hit Powell’s for a couple of hours. I only spent time in two sections: Graphic Novels and Crafts. I was pleased to see a Sock Summit display in the bookstore:
I saw a book I had never heard of before: Crobots. I don’t know how to crochet very much, but I’ve been meaning to learn more. A whole book of crochet robots? Sure, I’m game! Here’s Jeff gamely showing my new book: