Well, Sock Summit registration started today. I must say, it was an exciting 15 minutes.
Unlike online ticketing systems (Ticketmaster, etc), which reserve your chosen tickets for a certain amount of time while you finish your transaction, the new Sock Summit system doesn’t reserve your choices until you’ve completed payment. I quickly (but not quickly enough) figured out that it was better to grab the most important classes, pay, then go back for the rest. I learned this after I finished inputting all my choices, paying, and getting an error message from the system. Then when I had to go back, some of my really desired classes were already full. Luckily, there are so many classes this year that I wanted to take that I’m not heartbroken over the loss of some, but I was so close…
After that error, I started to rearrange my schedule before paying, but as I did so, classes kept getting poached out from underneath me. So, I quickly paid for what was left and went back to fill in the gaps. Luckily, I had obsessively planned out multiple schedules and plan b’s.
Honestly, I was surprised that I didn’t get a call from my credit card. I mean, I’ve got 4 transactions within 5 minutes to the same place. If I had been thinking straighter, it would have only been two transactions, but things kept slipping through the cracks of my brain. My brain is very cracked right now.
I didn’t get into Advanced Top-Down Sock Design, The Knitting Sleuth, or Photographing Your Fiber– I was pretty excited about those. They filled up unbelievably fast! I’m on the waiting list, but I don’t hold out much hope.
So, what did I end up with? A pretty good schedule, I think.
|Thursday||Morphing Cables||Opening Night Reception|
|Friday||Writing Up an Awesome Sock Pattern||Choosing Among Choices|
|Saturday||The Deeper Meaning of Sock Knitting||The Perfect Rib @ 2:30||This is Your Brain on Knitting|
|Sunday||Socktastic Stitch Patterns||Color on Your Feet|