The new digs


Thanks for stopping by the new blog. I'll keep the old blog up, so all the old links still work, but anything I had there is also over here, so I hope you'll stay, subscribe to the RSS feed and, of course, leave comments if you feel so inclined.

Since you're here, you may have noticed the new look. Over the past few months, I've been taking some courses; one on designing for mobile and another on developing for mobile. There was a big focus in something called, responsive web design, which is any design whose layout adapts to the screen width and device. If you narrow and widen your browser screen (I'm assuming you're on a desktop), you'll be able to see the design reflow accordingly. If you are viewing this on a tablet or phone, hopefully, the design is easy to read without zooming in and panning. That's the idea, at least, and hopefully, I'll be able to continually tweak the design to make it better.

In honor of the redesign, I'm offering 20% off of everything in my ravelry shop, using the promo code, redesign13. Just use it when you get to the ravelry checkout. This doesn't apply to Twist or Stitch Diva patterns, since I do not sell those directly.


We're doing some other sprucing up around here. Leo installed some rain gutters on our fence and filled them with strawberries, lettuces, and other veggies.


I'm pretty excited to see how this works out. We've already made a few salads from the lettuces and the strawberries are high enough that Darwin has not been able to decimate those. The ones on the ground, though, we have to watch like a hawk. He doesn't care if they are green, he will eat ALL THE STRAWBERRIES, which I suppose is decimating times ten, but you knew what I meant.

The plum tree we planted soon after we moved in, is now big enough to bear fruit and we're seeing lots and lots of baby plums.


We've got tons of other veggies and herbs growing in our raised beds and other little garden patches throughout the yard and a couple other young fruit trees that should be bearing fruit in a couple years. We have pretty much no idea what we're doing but each year, that becomes ever so slightly less so.

Anyway, thanks again for stopping by the new site and the new blog. If there's anything wonky that you think I should know about, feel free to use the contact link to let me know.


It looks great on my phone! I love the font choice too.

I love your new look and the reflow design. I'll be borrowing the rain-gutter-as-garden idea in my new garden- what a great idea!

The new site looks great!

I love the new design, it looks great on my little Galaxy Tab!

Your first post here is very, very disappointing. Darwin may be mentioned, but where are photos of the girls?

Looks good - as a note, you might want to update your Rav profile's blog to the new blog. I've never set up an RSS feed or anything, I just friend people through Rav who have blogs I enjoy...

Thanks! I'm on my desk top now but that's rare. I usually use my phone or ipad. Great idea about the rain gutters for plants. We have fences just like that on both sides of out back yard but they don't belong to us but to the neighbors on either side. Wonder if it'd be OK with them. Can you tell me how Leo attached the gutters to the fence? Our cats don't go out & probably wouldn't like strawberries anyway (but if we had an ICE CREAM plant, watch out!) but the possums might like them.

I like the redesign! I just got a new XPS 12 and Many websites don't look right with Windows 8... I feel like an old lady, zooming in and out of stuff.

I love the rain gutter idea! It looks so hip.

Looks fab, Marnie! I'm due for an update to my main site, and this is inspiration. Can't believe you actually had time to do this!

Love the new look; it is great that you took into account the need for viewing on devices as well. This came out as crisp on my Ibook as it did on my Iphone. You did a fantastic job. :)

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