Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Anticipation

Is killing me. (Maybe it should be "Anticipation killed the cat?")

This morning, at 10 am my time, registration opens for the classes at Sock Summit. If I am feeling this level of anticipation (and a little bit of anxiety: will I get any of the classes I want? will I even be able to get into the sock hop, or will I be the only dork sitting in the lobby?)(yes, I was a geek in high school, why do you ask?), I can only imagine how Stephanie and Tina are feeling as they watch the clock count down and wonder whether their server will survive the initial onslaught. All I can say is, they've clearly done everything humanly possible to get ready for that first ten minutes; my hat goes off to them.

The registration instruction page says to have your first, second, and third choices of classes ready, as well as your cup of coffee, since you get fifteen minutes from first initiating your session to losing the classes in your cart. I think I'm ready.
List? Check. Back-up list? Check. Cup of coffee? Check. Book by Hortense Powdermaker (honestly, I couldn't make this stuff up) to read in the meantime? Check.

Anyone else out there registering this morning?

16 comments:

Mary Lou said...

I just don't think I can do it - which is too bad, since I'd walk to the West Coast to see Barbara Walker. I didn't plan that as a pun, really, it's too early for that. So since I'm not registering, you have one less name in competition. Good luck!

Rachel said...

Good Luck:)As I am not going I have my fingers free to cross them for you!

Will you tell us what was your first choice even if you will not get into it?

And I also what to know the name of the book please :)

Miss 376 said...

I really hope you get what you want

stbyra said...

I'm trying. I think the server's crashed.

Gwen said...

What's the book? Just by the name, I want to read it.

Good Luck!

Kassia said...

YES YES YES!! And, after the server crashing in the middle of my first registration, managed to get all classes but one in the second try. I actually went back a little while later and there were miraculously openings in the majority of classes. So glad I'm done with registration, now I can relax a little. :)

Carrie K said...

So it's really happening, eh? What classes did you sign up for?

Stell said...

oh good you are going, i love that you are going. I'd love to go ... but that *** ocean is in the way. I think any sock class would be fab .. and how can you choose?
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Bea said...

Sadly I'm still going to be in Texas when it happens :(

Willow said...

Hoping for you! I'm not going. Already went to The KNit and Crochet Show (well, I went to Portland and then was late and missed the class registration, Sigh).

Fingers are crossed...

KnitNana said...

I hope we don't have to go through that process again. OMG. And your notes are so much neater than mine! *wink*

Glad you are happy with what you got, and I'm glad we'll see each other in Portland! Beyond that, I'm not spilling the beans....

(((((hugs)))))

Kassia said...

So were you able to get into the classes you were hoping for?

Helen said...

Hortense Powdermaker sounds like a character from a Lord Peter Wimsey novel :)

AlisonH said...

I hope it worked for you! If I get to go, it would just be to the market, dragging my semi-local sister. I didn't want to sign up for stuff and not be able to make it healthwise, better to leave them open for others. But I'm with Mary Lou, I'd walk there to see Barbara Walker--I'd give her a hug and thank her in person, finally, for letting me use some of her lace stitches in my book.

My son lived near her during the hurricanes that hit her area, and we swapped a few stories over the phone; she was very glad to hear he'd helped out at the Red Cross shelter there. It gave us a sense of connection beyond even the knitting.

Please tell her I said hi!

AlisonH said...

Oh, and one of my favorite cookbook authors renamed herself as a 60's idealist newly married 16-year-old, and has kept the name since: Crescent Dragonwagon. Superb recipes, absolutely wonderful books.

Lynne said...

Unfortunately, such joys are unknown here in the Antipodes so I hope you got what you wanted!