If at first you don't succeed...
Commit to airfare, hotel and summit admission and classes to knit something that you have yet to do successfully! Yeah!! Bring it on!
I am going to learn to knit socks... that fit... and that's all there is to it.
Three of my knitting buddies and I have made the commitment to be at the Sock Summit 2009 in Portland in August. So, I got a couple (well, actually... "a few" might be more accurate) hanks of Blue Moon's "Socks That Rock". My first pair, pictured here, are in medium weight, colorway "Basan" It reminds me of Autumnal Indian Corn. I am doing two at a time on two circs. I am following "David's Toe-Up Sock Cookbook" that I got online (and is linked in Ravelry if anyone is interested).
I went to Barnes & Noble and got each of us a spiral bound "journal" and then personalized each one with our Ravelry name and the Sock Summit logo. This way we can keep track of dates, yarns, needles, patterns, guage count and even color swatches, if we desire. Since the push is to learn as much as we can from local resources before we head off to Portland, this will be our "go to" record of all that we have accomplished.