I keep thinking 'I must get out with the camera, I haven't posted many photo's lately', but either the sun has beaten down - too hot to go rambling - or it's rained cats and dogs - too wet! So the blog is pic-lite* at the moment. Sorry. And I don't have much of a post for you either I'm afraid. Just news of this and that.
I've been doing a bit of bloggy housekeeping. Won't hurt the ol' SEO, and I like to ring the changes. You've read those Fly Lady inspired posts folk write about building housework into their daily routine? Well I do that with the blog. (Only the blog, the house gets a wipe over if it's lucky and is blitzed on Saturdays when we're all here to share the pain.) Do you check your crawl errors and look for broken links from time to time?** And back up your content and your template? And add new features, just to keep things fresh? And take a gander at your stats? Not because you're counting but because you can learn about your audience from them. Ooh, hark at me! But you should, you know.
Yesterday I swopped my old social media buttons for some custom icons, all neatly 'above the fold', so now everyone who stops by knows exactly how to connect with me without needing to scroll down. The job's not quite done - I need to add a link to Ravelry - but I'm getting there.
What else is new? The just published Big List of the Best Yarn Shops, that's what, my gift to knitters and crocheters attempting SABLE, aka Stash Acquisition Beyond Life Expectancy! Well I did say there'd be yarn shopping, now you can join me! In fact you've no excuse not to, because the listed stores all sell online. Visually the page still needs tweeking so please forgive me the lack of images. Do have a gander and tell me what you think. It's a resource I intend to grow and I want to get it right.
Heartfelt thanks to all who sent sabbatical good wishes, and book recommendations. Much appreciated m'dears. My current reading is The Fleece and Fiber Sourcebookby Carol Ekarius, which is fascinating stuff but I could do with a good novel for bedtime. Ekarius' book is great but it's not quite the gripping read I generally choose to snuggle under the duvet with at the end of the day.
Oops, must dash, it's nearly knit and natter time. I'm still on my knitting sabbatical but knit and natter is chums and coffee and cake, in a yarn shop, and is not to be missed! What are you up to this morning? Do tell!