...are getting there. One is done:
Say what you want, but this Wool Ease is pretty good stuff. And, mittens might just be the perfect gift-knitting, subway projects. They're small, a good way to use up stash, and don't take too long to knit. You could have several pairs on your gift knitting list with no problem.
Thank you, thank you for all of your advice and encouragement about setting out on my own, blog-wise. I'm going to give myself a month to research my options. Lists and spreadsheets might be involved. I guess the first question is to decide on my software. MT or Wordpress?
MT appeals to me because, due to my Typepad experience, it's something with which I am already (somewhat) familiar. Overall, I'm happy with Typepad. I'm not happy with the current bandwidth limits (I blow through my bandwidth every month; luckily Typepad has yet to shut me down or charge me for overages), and I haven't been happy with the slow and unreliable access over the past few months.
The idea of going with one of Typepad's hosting "partners" also appeals, because it seems like the transition might be smooth, and I might even be able to export my existing format. I don't know about that. Research is in order!