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Big Sock - Funky Monkey

by barbara waters

The Big Sock visited the Funky Monkey coffee house today - we planned to be there from 9 to noon, but ended up staying for an extra half hour or more so that a couple of folks could take their turns.

I had planned to “live” blog the event and even had the laptop with me and booted up at one point . . . but that plan did not work out. We had 22 or 23 folks drop by to put some stitches on the sock - and most of them did not know how to knit. So most of my time was spent teaching them the basic technique. A couple of the folks were naturals at knitting - and one of my daughters surprised me by remembering what I had taught her when she was a high schooler.

Among the novice knitters were my other daughter, five of my grandchildren, and several customers who had only come for coffee.
;)
I had made arrangements to be interviewed by the Redoubt Reporter, but before she could even get there, a reporter from the Peninsula Clarion was there eating breakfast, saw what we were doing, said “this is too good to pass up” and began snapping photos and interviewing me. So, it looks like the Sock will make TWO papers on the Kenai! Yay!

I took lots of pictures and my daughters took even more, but they are not uploaded to my flickr account - or the Big Sock’s flickr account yet. That should happen sometime tomorrow - I’ll post a link when I get them up for you.

In the meantime, however, here is my absolute favorite-est picture of the day:
These are my two daughters and five of the seven grands. They decided to step into the sock (there was plenty of room left to fit the rest of the family, too) and hold it up for you all to see how big it is getting. Pretty cool picture - very cool family. (yes, I’m prejudiced.)

Links to the rest of the pics to follow.


One Response to “Big Sock - Funky Monkey”

  1. Eugene Says:

    looking forward for more information about this. thanks for sharing. Eugene

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