Happy March! We’ve had a dusting of snow this morning and the WeatherDudes are telling me that we are getting some decent snow tonight. They are claiming between 6 – 10″ for my area overnight, depending on who you listen to. I am madly doing my snowdance so that I don’t have to go to work tomorrow, and Lucy is doing this:
I think she has the right idea!
If you’ve been looking closely at my blog, you will have noticed that I added something cool to the far right sidebar (scroll down to see): a map of LYSs.
This is the brainchild of Tracy, who emailed to tell me about it last week. She said:
I started this map of LYS over a year ago, and lots of people have added yarn shops to it all over the world. I do work for the website where I made the map, but I’m also really a dedicated knitter and sometimes designer.
The map can be added to any website, sort of like a Youtube video. If you register at Platial, you get extra options for what kind of map you want, but even without logging in, you can get the code by clicking on the embed link in the header. I’d like to share the map with other knitting bloggers, because I think it helps support local yarn shops, and maps are cool.
I moderate the map closely so junk or spam can’t get onto it.
Tracy, first off, I am in complete agreement that maps are cool. I’ve always loved maps. One of my favorite childhood activities was taking my dad’s huge world atlas (published by the Times in the UK in the 1960s) and opening it at random and dreaming about far-away places. I remember browsing through a map of the United States and seeing De Smet, South Dakota marked on it and realizing that yes, the place where Laura Ingalls Wilder and her family lived was real. Wow!
Pardon the digression.
So I got the code for the LYS map and plunked it down in my sidebar. you can too. And you can add your own LYS to the map if it is not there already. How cool is that?
In Other News . . .
I started a new sock, from The Sanguine Gryphon’s Eidos sock yarn in the Minos colorway.
Teddy grudgingly agreed to model the toe. You know, he’s getting harder and harder to work with. You wouldn’t believe the demands he is making these days! He wants a cut of Lucy’s Wildside Salmon, hot and cold running honey . . .
Models. Whaddya gonna do with them?