I don't know about the other Sock Summit attendees, but here at Ravelry, we can't wait to get out to Portland! I have been busily working on my homework for my classes, assembling class materials and figuring out what comfy shoes to wear. Casey, of course, has been making lists of local beers he wants to try. :)
We also have been working hard on pulling together a party where Ravelers in town for Sock Summit and locals can get together and have some fun! I know we will all be busy having a great time meeting the amazing teachers and speakers and learning new techniques but I hope you can spare the evening to come by our Ravelry meetup!
Where: Central Plaza and Cheatham Hall at the World Forestry Center in Washington Park, Portland (more info including directions below)
When: Saturday, August 8 from 7 - 11 pm (please oh please! arrive no earlier than 7pm)
RSVP on the Ravelry Events page!
We’re going to have finger food (not full dinner but some yummy snacks!), music, cash bar with good local beer and wine, amazing prize giveaways from our Sponsors, plenty of Hello! username buttons so that we can identify each other, and a really fun time.
It just would not be possible for us to host this event without the help of our Sponsors:
Lantern Moon's Sox Stix and Namaste
Berroco, Bijou Basin Ranch, Buffalo Gold, Gardiner Yarn Works, & Zealana
Thank you so much to our generous Sponsors!!
Getting to the party:
The World Forestry Center (google maps link) is accessible via the MAX light rail line so it should be very easy for us all to make our way over there from the convention center. Here's a map with the two stations highlighted. (For more information on public transit options, call TRIMET at 503-238-RIDE or visit their website.)
We don't recommend driving since we cannot guarantee parking although there is a shared lot with the Oregon Zoo and the Children’s Museum.
Address for the World Forestry Center: 4033 SW Canyon Rd Portland, OR 97221-2798
Once you arrive at Washington Park, we will have signs directing you to our party at Central Plaza and Cheatham Hall but you may find these maps handy: Washington Park map and World Forestry Center map
We will also be attending classes and shopping at the market at Sock Summit so make sure you come say hello! Can't wait to see you there!
RSVP for the party!