Thursday, June 21, 2007

Let It Shine

Summer of Socks 2007 buttonHappy Summer! It's the summer solstice in the Northern Hemisphere, which means Summer of Socks begins, literally.

For my first official SOS socks, I'm starting a pair of Tidal Wave Socks by Deby Lake in SWTC Tofutsies, colorway 720, Sweep You Off Your Feet. Seems strangely (if somewhat ominously) appropriate. I did a fiddly modified cast on to emphasize the waviness. It may prove more successful conceptually than experientially – we'll see.

Tidal Wave sock

This weekend I'm taking the sock to Synod in the City, a ginormous church gathering in Hartford. Synod is kinda like a family reunion that includes lots of cookies, singing, dancing, praying, preaching, and some business. Here's a rousing preview of the theme hymn, "This Little Light of Mine, I'm Gonna Let It Shine" from South Church, Concord.

Or view the video here.

OK, seriously, Sen. Barack Obama, a member of Trinity Church, Chicago, is one of the keynote speakers. One of my favorite authors, Marilynne Robinson, will be there and one of my favorite preachers, the Rev. Prof. Peter J. Gomes, and many others. There's going to be a live streaming webcast of selected events for those who can't be there.

UCC 50th Anniversary logo

Hm, I wonder how many church folk I can persuade to pose with the sock?

1 comment:

Kim said...

This little sock of mine, I'm gonna let it shine! I love the wavy wavy look of the cuff so far! Enjoy the fine preachin'