Yes, I am actually on vacation in Atlantic City, New Jersey! It's kind of a crazy place to go on vacation, but it's got a nice beach, some wonderful restaurants, tax-free outlet shopping, and free wifi at the Starbucks, so what more could I want!! Today is kinda overcast, so seemed like a good time to fire up the netbook and blog :-) I just also put up some new tips on the Lifetips site. I found a great blog, Crafting With Style, in which the blogger posts a guide to all of the different bed and crib sizes and how to figure out the right size to make a blanket or afghan.
I'm also interested in doing a little more research into Intarsia. I always thought of that term as being for only knitting, but I've come to realize that it can apply to crochet as well. I posted a tip about that too, but I really haven't used the technique very much before -- maybe the next project. I have started the hot water bottle cover project because I was in the mood to work with FPdc (front post double crochet). I really like how you can create the look of cables in crochet using this technique. I've almost got enough done to be worth taking a picture of and posting, but that'll have to wait til I'm back home.
And, for those of you following me for the small business and self-publishing tips, I will hopefully be posting on some breakthroughs I've made recently, but it's a bit premature, so please stay tuned!
Ok, I see the clouds shifting, so it might just be time for a beach walk!