Thursday, April 01, 2010

I’m Tracking You

I think I’ve figured out what went wrong with my site counter. When I changed my template I lost the java-script for SiteMeter. Anyhow I think this particular free online service has nearly reached its end and is running on fumes. (Their blog posts end over a year ago and there are broken links on the site.) I started checking out some alternatives and am going with StatCounter. It’s installed now and you won’t see any difference but I will know who has been visiting this old damselfly’s pond. (Mwah-ha-ha!) StatCounter is very functional and they politely sent me emails with a kind welcome and all the information I might need to get up and running, including a link to a Getting Started guide. Very impressive. I’m sold. OK, so it’s actually free.

Why a counter at all? I find it comforting that I’m not just talking to myself! It’s heartening to know that even if you don’t post comments, you’re out there reading my deathless prose. Heh. At least I’m not just babbling into the ether. Yeah, I know – it’s still babbling nonetheless. But it’s mine!

So I finished the Pebbles Baby Cardi yesterday and got it washed and blocked. Turned out I didn’t need to go shopping for buttons because there were at least 4 or 5 choices in my stash already. I was surprised! Though I guess I shouldn’t be. After all my many stashes are pretty extensive. I went with the green ones which blend in nicely and fit through the little buttonholes properly. I’m pleased. A whole project out of the stash. Unfortunately there’s not enough yarn or time to do matching socks. Full disclosure coming up when I get it together. The file I need is on the Other Computer. Sheesh.

Meanwhile I’m plugging away on the Tweedi Cardi. I’m nearly down to the hem. Then it’s on to the sleeves which I’m going to take to the elbow or just below. I’ll be going around the whole neckline, front edges and hem with maybe 4 rounds of single crochet, incorporating buttonholes as I go. Hmmm…buttons. One? Two? Three? Back to the stash.

This evening we’re off to the opening of my guild’s 75th anniversary show at Crafthouse on Granville Island. Currently on that website link are photos of scarves by my friends Kirsten and Jo. Beauty, huh? Plus a delightful article by past member (and now internationally-known fibre artist) Jane Kenyon. The display is on until May 2 so if you’re in the area I hope you get a chance to see it. Nope, I don’t have a piece in this one but Galloping Gail is going to the larger show later at the Seymour Art Gallery in Deep Cove. More info to come.


yarnpiggy said...

Well, then, I'm tracking you, too! I've followed your lead and switched over. :o)

As you'll notice, I'm not in town, but I should be back in time to see the exhibit -- looking forward to it!

ETA: the verification word is "warier" -- fitting for a post partly about tracking, no? :o)

Louisa said...

Hope this tracker works well for you! It's not spying, just keeping an eye on visitor numbers, right?

See you when you get back, Piggy!