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