Surely you have realized by now that when my blog is quiet I am busy. I've tried keeping the blog out of my mind for at least a week because if I tried adding it to the juggling act I'm trying to put on I'm sure everything would crash. ha Blogging sounds and seems so simple but it takes a lot of thought and planning!
So I've been trying to get my ducks in a row and you know how that works. They don't want to fall into line easily. And I'm often distracted by things like.....
Thank you everyone for your concern about the fate of Lila Pearl and the sweater. I think I replied to most of the commenters and will assure all lurkers: No Childen Were Injured During The Repair Of This Sweater. Jeff did read about "the incident" on the blog and called home right away inquiring about Lila Peal's well being. She really never knew anything was going on. A quick "LILA PEARL!!" and she immediately surrendered the scissors. After I started breathing again I inspected the damage to find only one cut of one stitch so it was a classic text book kind of repair - thank Heaven. It delayed completion of the sweater by maybe 20 minutes and the whole thing was fixed and finished that night. More details and photos on my Project page in Ravelry.
The biggest thing I've been working on since completing this sweater has been setting up a web site and shopping cart for Sugar Bunny Boulevard! The blog address will not change, and there is a link to the new shop in the sidebar so if you've been a regular reader here at the blog you probably won't notice anything different except that I will hopefully be mentioning shop updates more often! For new people who are looking for yarn, they'll be directed either to my web site home page (www.sugarbunnyblvd.com) or directly to the yarn shop at http://shop.sugarbunnyblvd.com. I've begun advertising in specialty forums on Ravelry and will eventually get in line with Google searching so at the moment I'm hoping to focus on spinning and dyeing for the shop. Whew. Picking a shopping cart was Not Easy. What I'm using was my third stab at choosing a shopping cart and it's STILL not exactly what I wanted. I think Zen Cart would have been an excellent choice but all the CSS necessary to customize it the way I wanted was liquifying my brain. I ended up using the shopping cart option available through GoDaddy.
I know there are probably people out there thinking I've abandoned the afghan project. But no - we have not! We are planning a trip to Greensburg on Saturday, March 8, and from what I've been told, they NEED THESE AFGHANS!!! Apparently there are a LOT of FEMA trailer homes in "FEMA Villiage" as they call it, and they are not well insulated. It's cold out there! So I'm updating my admin info and getting everything together for the book I intend to include with each afghan. The final step is to decide how to make a care label.
If anyone out there still has an afghan for seaming that needs to come back to me, please try to get it finished up and sent out ASAP. I haven't cross-checked my list yet with what has come back but I know there are still a few out there.
Whew! Okay.... is there anything else?? OH! YES! My WLC'08 is going GREAT! I've lost 2.5 more pounds making a total weight loss of 12.5 lbs in 5-6 wks - I don't know exactly how long it's been. I haven't been going to the Y for the past week because I've been working on getting the store/shopping cart thing set up but hopefully most of that is on autopilot now and I can start going to bed a little earlier now.
Everybody take good care of every little thing! More this week with a belated "B" post! XOXOXOXOX