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I’m very excited to announce that I’m finally in my new place, although I still have some moving to do. No, I didn’t move physically, but my crochet blog is finding a new home, as mentioned previously. Thanks to the knowledge and helpfulness of Daisy, my transition has been a great deal easier. She’s definitely my hero of the day!

This will be a step at a time process for me. I have all of my posts on my new site, although a few of my comments didn’t make the trip, and I’m still working on getting my blogroll moved. It looks like I’ll be adding the links one at a time, unless Daisy & I figure out some way to do it in one big swoop. I’m still tweaking my page, too. I haven’t decided completely on a template yet (I may ask my readers for some help on that one), although I do like the one I’m using. I can foresee me learning some good ol’ CSS in the near future to help make this even easier for me. I still have widgets to move, too.

As time goes on, you’ll see less evidence of me here, and everything will be directed to my crochet’s new blogging home. The name has even changed, but I want to make sure everyone has time to make the necessary changes on their own blogs and get the feed changed to reflect the new address. I don’t plan to completely delete this blog–at least not for a long while–since there’s some information here that I know other’s have linked to their own sites. I definitely want to give everyone time to adjust to the move.

With this, I plan to make my web site a little more user friendly. I have ideas for the direction I want to go with it all, not just my crochet, but my creativity in general, and as I said before, it’ll be a step at a time process. My goal is to have a fully functional web site by Spring of 2008. My blog will remain the blog everyone has come to know, so really the only thing that is changing about it is the name and location, although, I will be able to add some other features to it that I couldn’t before.

Without further ado, here’s my new address: http://www.shadetreearts.com/crochetblog/ – The new name will be Shade Tree Crochet, “Hookin’ Under the Shade Tree”. To change it on your blogroll, just use Shade Tree Crochet for short. 🙂

Get ready. This is just the beginning. Some good things are coming.

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My blog is about to change.

For several years now, I’ve owned a domain name that has gone from an e-zine to a photo storage to a front page for the work I do when I’m actually working. Recently I added a photo album so I’d have a place to keep up with all of my family photos besides Flickr. And with Ravelry working on a way to add photos with just a URL, I know I’ll access my own domain more and more.

With that, I’ve decided I want to move my blog over to my domain as well. I have big plans for my crocheting as well as some other ideas, and what better place to get them all started than to give them a home on a domain name I own? With the merge, the name of my blog will eventually change as well. “iCrochet” really isn’t all that unique, especially since Leisure Arts has a book series out with that name. At the time, though, it worked for me…and still does…but eventually I’ll want all things I do creatively to be on my own site.

I’ve been trying to make the move for about 24 hours now, but I’m obviously doing something very wrong. Lucky for me, Daisy over at Knotty Daisy has offered to help me, so hopefully I can get this ball rolling. (See? Ravelry isn’t just yarny things–it’s people helping people in other areas, too.)

I’ll make a post when I get everything working just right. In the meantime, you can catch me “hookin’ under the tree”. 🙂

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iCrochet

It has come to my attention that the title of my crochet blog isn’t all that unique. Leisure Arts has a new series of books with the same title. To find out more about the two books already out, you can go to Amazon.com and do a search for iCrochet. I would do the leg work for you, but what fun would there be in that?

When I first started this blog, I was going to title it “The Knotty Nook”, but even that isn’t all that original. Now that I have this name established, I really don’t intend to change it, even if there is a series of books out there with the same name. Just know that I’m not affiliated with them, nor them with me. We just both took a catchy name and ran with it.

In other crochet news, my main focus has been my butterfly shawl that I’m testing the pattern for. It’s been slow going for me, but I’m working steadily on it to get it finished. I know it’s going to be absolutely gorgeous when it’s finally done, and I can say I’ve learned a lot from working the pattern. I hadn’t done filet crochet until this project–a project I’m looking forward to the ending result of.

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Blog Promoting

I ran across this blog entry and thought I’d share it. It has some great ideas for celebrating Earth Day any day of the year.

Celebrating Earth Day the Knitting and Crocheting Way. « What’s Cluttering My Couch

Looks to be an interesting blog all together, so don’t feel you have to stop at just that one page.

Enjoy!

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