Hey there everybody! I hope you’ve all had a good week… It certainly seems like it’s been a busy few days in the Blogosphere! I’ll get to that in a second. First of all, I should probably explain what the title of this post is all about.
Poor Explorer Beastie is almost afraid to look!
Alas, it turns out the BeastieBlog needs another facelift. Although I really like how it’s set up at the minute, and my last overhaul was only last summer, I noticed a while ago that my Shop page wasn’t working properly…. And when I consulted the good people at WordPress, their diagnosis was that my lovely theme isn’t getting along with WooCommerce any more. Oh no!
Fortunately, they sent me a list of alternatives that should play nicely with the shop’s internal gubbins (yes, that IS the technical term), but I will be shutting the blog down for a week while I rejig all the bloggy bits and bobs (more technospeak there) to fit a new layout.
I’m planning to start work on Monday, so if you haven’t grabbed your free calendar page for this month yet, make sure you download it from here before then!
And to keep you entertained in my absence, I’ve picked out a couple of choice nuggets of online goodness!
First up, Tammie Painter’s woolly friend Finn McSpool has been up to more mischief – this time with an Easter flavour!
I also love this picture of Daze and Weekes‘s Beastie friend Sinead, which I haven’t had a chance to share yet!
I’m not sure how much album promo work she was able to do after downing that human-sized glass of wine, but at least she looks like she’s enjoying herself!
And for those crafty folks among you, I’ve been finding a whole heap of inspiration in the blogging community lately!
Fellow knitter Shirley has been branching out into felt softie making, and I love this thoughtful post about her creative process.
And Tierney from Tierneycreates shows how one crafter’s leftovers can be another’s creative goldmine!
Last but not least… Since I’ve started teaching weekly knitting classes in my local yarn store, I’ve realised that I’ve been a bit of a lazy knitter these last few years! It’s a while since I tackled a project that wasn’t a) A Beastie or b) Something for a Beastie. So, I’ve cast on a sweater FOR MYSELF! And to help me do it properly, I’m going to be following Melissa (of Knitting the Stash)’s Better Sweater podcast series. If you’re thinking of taking on a sweater-sized project yourself, here’s the first episode to get you started!
Oh, and one more thing… Just because it made me laugh. I can’t believe I hadn’t seen this before!
See you all in two weeks, with a (hopefully) snappy new-look BeastieBlog!