Sock Summit - a minor rant
What in the name of Elizabeth Zimmermann is wrong with some people? I just finished reading Yarn Harlot's blog posts about Sock Summit registration and the problems/triumphs associated with it and I swear to you the top of my head almost exploded.
Stephanie and Tina have accomplished the impossible. What they've done with the Sock Summit is nothing short of miraculous. Do you have any idea how hard it is to put together a conference? I know of organizations that have been brought to their knees by the logistics involved in bringing together one or two hundred like-minded people for a weekend. I know of organizations that have wisely handed off those same logistical nightmares to professional conference planners because the details and disasters are beyond the ken of mortal men and women.
And this is with some organization capital backing them.
Things go wrong. Servers crash. Websites get all pissy. Not everyone gets the class or room or rate he or she hoped for. That's life. It isn't the fault of the conference coordinator. It's just the luck of the draw.
I'll say it again: Stephanie and Tina are miracle workers. The Sock Summit is going to be the knitters' Woodstock. We'll be talking about it years from now (and pretending we were there too.)
If you don't know the details, visit Yarn Harlot and read her fascinating, exasperating, amazingly clear-headed and even-tempered account of what happened. And send up a cheer for Stephanie and Tina and the Sock Summit.