Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Big Sock Candy Mountain

I'm headed to the history-making Sock Summit 2009 in Portland this coming August. It wasn't easy, but I'm in.

Registration was slated to begin at 12:00pm central time. On the dot, I tried to register. And tried. And tried. I got a call from Janelle in Pennsylvania, my sock knitting companion for this event. We were having the same issues. Seems their registration servers were getting slammed. Finally, I got a page with the registration button on it at 12:31. The things is, according to the registration rules, once you start, you've got 15 minutes to get registered and paid, otherwise you're dropped from the classes you signed up for. Way tougher than at the college where I work! I finished with 1:24 to spare.

And what's more, I got all my top choices! Here's my class schedule:

There are other events that I'll be attending as well, including an opening reception, a sock hop, and a panel of luminaries that will include Cat Bordhi, Nancy Bush, Lucy Neatby, Meg Swansen, Barbara Walker and more! Plus a whole exhibit hall filled with socky goodness.

Can't wait!


  1. Apparently Janelle didn't get anything. She is unbelievably bummed.

    This makes my current course management system crash (still not running!) seem minor....

  2. Sounds like an awesome line up. I can't wait for the full report during or after the summit.

  3. You lucky person, you! I hope you learn a lot and have tons of fun.

  4. Holy Cow! That's gonna be awesome.

  5. Wow - that's great! The classes sound amazing...how nice for you!