This year’s registration wasn’t quite as wild and crazy as last time, but it was still heart-pounding. Literally. It took me 3 tries to get all the way through the registration process – because by the time I got to the end, a class I had selected was already filled. There’s not an easy way to jettison a single class and so you have to start over. Word to the wise: pick teachers who are less well known and it’s easier to get into their classes! The ones that gave me trouble were a Cookie A class and a Franklin Habit one.
Here is my schedule:
Thursday morning: Explore Shimada’s Socks with Gayle Roehm. I’m intrigued by these Japanese stitches and this should be interesting. Plus, part of the homework is obtaining a hard-to-find book. That sounds right up my alley!
Thursday afternoon: Mad for Plaid with Lorilee Beltman. This was the time slot where Franklin’s class gave me trouble. I keep meaning to figure out my colorwork issues and this should help. Plus, Kris met Lorilee at a wedding earlier this year and really liked her. Should be good.
Friday morning: Knitting Knee Highs with Barb Brown. I originally tried to get Cookie A’s Advanced Top Down Sock Design class for all day Friday, but got bumped. Knee highs – been meaning to knit them for years now! This will nudge me forward.
Friday afternoon: Making the Next Monkey with Amy Singer. I just thought it sounded interesting.
Saturday morning: a one-hour lecture with Clara Parkes called Sock Yarn Stories. I just adore Clara. Plus, only scheduling a one-hour class in this slot leaves more time for shopping, if needed!
Saturday afternoon: Writing Sock Patterns with JC Briar. I’d like to learn more about this!
Saturday evening: Stephanie’s lecture entitled This is Your Brain On Knitting
Sunday morning: Twinkle Toes with Syne Mitchell. What can I say? I was intrigued by the idea of putting electronics into my socks. Good geeky fun.
Sunday afternoon: A Bag of Tricks for Stretch and Strength with Clara Parkes. I loved the class I took with Clara at the last Sock Summit and I love both of her books. Did you know she’s coming out with a new book in “The Knitter’s Book of” series this fall? It’s The Knitter’s Book of Socks! I’ll bet this class is a preview, and I can’t wait!
I didn’t get any swag yet – I didn’t want it to slow me down on the registration website. I’ll do that later today or tomorrow. I definitely want the bumper sticker pictured above!
Now I’m on pins and needles waiting to hear how Kris made out. I daren’t call her.