SoXperience 2013 will be on the beautiful Chincoteague Island, VA, the perfect location to do some serious knitting and then take breaks to enjoy the local scenery, and events the Island has to offer. Time has been allotted in the weekend for you to take advantage of the Assateague Wildlife Preserve (catch a glimpse of the legendary Chincoteague ponies) and 2nd Saturday Art Stroll and the weekend wouldn't be complete without a visit to the Carodan Farm Wool Shop.
We are delighted to have Melissa Morgan Oakes presenting the workshops this year at SoXperience. Melissa is the author of 2-at-a-Time Socks, Toe-Up 2-at-a-Time Socks, and Teach Yourself Visually Circular Knitting. She lives and works in Western Massachusetts.
Join Melissa on Friday from 7 to 8pm as she shares sample garments from her three books and talks about how they came to be. Gain insight into the design process, how yarns and colors are chosen, and how a book comes together. See the beautiful socks, try on the samples, and ask questions!
On Saturday, learn to knit socks 2-at-a-Time from the toes to the top. Now there’s no “second sock syndrome", and you can build your socks from the toes up – no yarn shortage surprises, you can make a cuff shorter if need be. Under the watchful eye of the creator of this novel knitting method, students will create their own miniature sample socks using the technique outlined in the book Toe Up 2-at-a-Time Socks.
Sunday morning, refresh your memory and ask any questions about the lessons learned during Saturday’s class. After a review and Q&A time, introduction to cuff down 2-at-a-Time sock knitting will be taught.
Lodging: SoXperience will be held in the conference room of the Hampton Inn & Suites on the Island. The conference room is comfortable and spacious. Mention that you are with the SOX retreat when you register for lodging.
You may register on-line by simply clicking on the "add to cart" button at the bottom of this page which takes you to our secure shopping cart page where you can enter your credit card information.
Space is limited. Register today!
Friday, April 12th
6:00pm - 7:00pm Check-in, Introductions in the Conference room
7:00pm - 8:00pm What goes into writing a book complete with display of garments from Melissa's books.
Saturday, April 13th
9:00am –11:30am Toe - Up 2-at-a-Time Socks
11:30am – 1:00 Lunch break
1:00pm – 3:30pm Continue Toe - Up 2-at-a-Time Socks
3:30pm – Free time
Dinner together at local restaurant
Sunday, April 14th
9:30am-10:30am Review Toe-Up Socks
The cost for the SoXperience weekend is $100.00 which includes Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday workshops plus the yarn for your workshop on Saturday. Please make your lodging reservation directly with the Hampton Inn & Suites. If you need to cancel your SoXperience registration, a full refund will be granted until March 13th. No refunds will be granted after that date. ***Please note that we do have a waiting list. If you discover, even after March 13th, that you cannot come to the event, please let us know. If we can fill your spot, we will refund your registration fee.**
10:30am-12pm Introduction to Top-Down 2-at-a-Time
11:00am –check out time at the Comfort Suites