My other obsession is knitting, and I knit quite a lot of socks. I've been following the creation of the Sock Summit, a major sock-knitting jam session that I will regrettably not be able to attend. Yesterday, when registration for the Summit opened, the server crashed--all classes sold out in less than an hour--and in the comments on the organizers' blogs are several lucid and reassuring remarks from "Denny."
Am I outing you?
Circs or DPNs? Magic Loop?
Wool or cotton? Or--heaven forbid--cashmere?
I always pictured Denny as a traditionalist knitter. Nothing too fancy, no gimmicks, no following fads: plain undyed wool with wooden needles he carved himself. Good sturdy socks, hats, and mittens, maybe a scarf or two and a sweater for those chilly autumn mornings in New England.