I'm sitting here, swilling my morning coffee, staring at my website stats and pondering the mysteries of abandoned shopping carts. 40 in the last 6 weeks - all abandoned at checkout. First I thought, maybe there's something not functioning correctly with my checkout system. So I bought a pair of earrings from myself just to test it. Seemed to work fine. Now I'm just trying to figure out why and it's driving me batshit crazy. I realize people change their minds and abandon their carts all the time. I've done it myself. Somehow this just seems excessive. I think I need more coffee.
Other than that, I've been knitting like a fiend. Well, knooki
I've been trying out a bunch of new techiques lately. I freely admit that when you're bustin' ass trying to produce stuff for a craft show looming on the immediate horizon is probably not the best time to try new things. But, what the hell...
For years I keep coming back to trying to make wrapped settings for stones and always ended up with a tangled mess. I decided to try it again - 2 days before the craft show. As I sat there frustrated, staring at this nasty looking jumble of wires in my hand - I had an epiphany. It's ALL about strategically placing pieces of tape as you're working your way around the stone. Finally, after years of frustr