So, did you make it through Sock Summit registration with all your fingers and toes intact? Do you still have your faith in humanity? Did you get the classes you wanted?
I wasn’t present for The Great Server Crash of 2009, but personally I found registration quite straightforward this year. I was in Switzerland at the time, and turned down dinner with co-workers to sit by my computer and hit my F5 key around 9pm CEST. I was determined to heed everyone’s good advice to not overload on classes, but there was so much good stuff available that I just couldn’t help myself! Here’s my schedule:
11:00 am – Tubular Bind-Off & Magical Switch, with Candace Eisner Strick
1:30 pm – Accounting for the Wooly-Minded, with Kathryn Wilson
7:00 pm – This Is Your Brain On Knitting, with Stephanie Pearl-McPhee
I’m really looking forward to meeting Candace Eisner Strick—every time I go looking for new sock constructions her name pops up, so clearly I needed to take a couple classes from her. Also looking forward to adding arch shaping to my toolbox, and to learning intarsia in the round from Anne Berk, if such a thing really exists! At Sock Camp Stephanie & Tina couldn’t stop talking about Anna Zilboorg’s perfect buttonhole technique, so that had to go on the list. And Amy Singer’s class was on my must-have list; maybe I’ll get serious about trying to get into Knitty this year.
Of course, even with a full schedule there were still classes I wish I could’ve taken. #1 is Stephen’s Making Socks Manly class. I’d love to learn some of the ethnic heel/toe constructions, crystal heels, Austrian travelling stitches, or to take Cookie A’s design class. But, well, there are only so many hours in a weekend!
What about you? Will I see you in any of my classes? What are you really looking forward to, and what do you wish you could’ve gotten into?