June 19, 2006
The beauty of plumbing emergencies
Updated death toll since June 15th:
- new Jaywalkers added to gallery: 162
- total Jaywalkers in gallery: 354
- new non-JW projects added to gallery: 48
- prizes to hand out: 8
- knitters who can identify a 72 x 80 pixel rectangle in their sleep: 1
I never thought a plumbing emergency could be so useful. If I wasn't stuck at home today to let in the plumber (more like a series of plumbers, because my landlord... he likes to shop around, especially when it comes to emergency situations), I wouldn't be able to just sit at my computer and update, and update, and update :).
As it ends up, I made a little faux pas. My admittedly over-aggressive spam filter trapped a few dozen comments which had links to beautiful Jaywalkers and Odessas galore! The filter has a particular affection for comments with multiple links, in other words, knitters who knit multiples! Oh, I'm so shamed! Once I realized my mistake, the death toll rose very quickly to simply astronomical proportions. I mean, who ever thought there would be more than 350 (three hundred and fifty, people!) Jaywalkers in the gallery?!?
By the way, I've updated the layout of the gallery, getting rid of that seamless frame that wouldn't display right in some browser settings. I think it should be all set now, no matter how and where you're viewing (make sure to hit the refresh button to see the latest layout). Of course e-mail me if there's any issue, if your FO is missing, if it's not linked correctly, etc.
I'm still loving this whole thing. I love all the pictures, and all the stories, and all the colors, and especially multiple submissions - nothing is more complimentary than knitters who choose to knit my stuff more than once ;).
Along those lines, let us congratulate the 350th Jaywalker!
350th Jaywalker - Silja! Silja submitted 3 Jaywalkers and 4 Odessas into the gallery. Good girl ;). I'll be contacting you shortly to talk about your prize.
Speaking of the prizes, my winners have simply fantastic tastes. I cannot wait to raid my stash and do a little shopping for your guys because our tastes match so well. Oooo, all the yummies!
Okay, I think this will end all the frantic updating. Meaning, I'll still be updating as the submissions come in, but not like hundreds in a span of a few days. And that's a good thing, because I have a sock to show you, and a bind-off to discuss.