Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Reply to Comments on Crochet and Knit Giveaway

I wasn't sure where else I could post this, so I decided to add it here. I felt that I needed to say something.

As you all know, there is a giveaway contest going on right now (it ends on September 15th, so be sure to click on the button in the left sidebar and enter). All you have to do is look at the shop and enter a comment per the instructions. One of the most commented-on things is that the shop didn't have a search function, and that it was difficult to wade through all the vendors to find something.

Hubster has now corrected that problem with a kick-ass search and browse function. This thing finds stuff by weight, price, color, fiber type, blah blah blah. The only thing it doesn't do is turn on the coffee pot. I figured he would just add a search box, but I should have known better. It's nice having someone to do all your programming for you. :) Anyway, go check it out. It's fun just to play with.

The other thing which was mentioned quite a bit is that I don't have a lot of heavier-weight yarns. I've just ordered 10 skeins of DK weight. The artist (Drooling Over Yarn) is in the process of coming up with some fall colorways. Come winter, I'll order winter colors. I'm not like department stores who sell bikinis in January.

I'll be adding some things to the descriptions, as well as trying to get my artists to expand on their bios. I only have so much room, so that will be a little tricky to accomplish. Some of the comments referred to things which I already have in place, but which the commenter apparently missed seeing. I understand how this could happen; the site is full of stuff to look at and can be overwhelming to someone who is looking for something in particular.

In other news, Emma has now learned how to jump up on the Monster. Gone is my private retreat. Trying to cram two big asses - even in a chair that wide - is a challenge. Add to that the fact that she can't stand for me to be doing anything other than petting her when she's laying next to me (before she falls asleep), thinks that yarn tastes divine, and looks at my DPN's as toothpicks, and you have a recipe for disaster.

We won't talk about the farting.


Laura Neal said...

So, you have a little stink pot, too! Do not feed her chicken, we have learned not to even let the dogs near the won't be able to stand it!
I will have to check out the search engine on your site...vroom vroom. :)

Syd said...

OMG! I just snorted my coffee! My Lucy does that....she wants the attention and as she relaxes while I pet her...whewwwwwiee...she lets it rip! I now have her at my feet when I knit...and have learned to knit with my hands and pet with my bare feet...helps a little. Thank heavens she has never been one to play with my knitting...other then to bark at a ball of escaping yarn and running circles around it...herding dog..trying to get it back in the fold...sheech you should see her trying to herd the cats, almost 11 yrs old and still does not get it that the cats are not co-operating.

Will check out Hubbys work on the site! Cool!