The new Jenkins Woodworking website is close to publishing. After months of building, photo sessions, set-backs, frustration and bumbling my way around the launch date is around the corner. The website I’d been working on through May and June showed its limitations only after most of the information had been entered, yanking the rug out from under me. Crawling, once again, through myriad web-host reviews one caught my attention that not only offered a free webhosting, with option for paying for more bells & whistles – the annual pro fee is very reasonable and has the capability to take it to the next level, as well as offering the quirky variables that our website needs, and a set-up that makes building an ecommerce website easy for a non-techie person. All but the final page is finished and I’ve been working on getting the domain name and email set-up properly, which includes having the Jenkins woodworking domain pointing to the correct host.
We’re also changing the name to one which is more pertinent and much quicker to type.
We hope it’s a good move – please comment here with your opinions.
The new name? YarnTools.com (not online yet)
Other than working endless hours on a new website as well as handling the day to day business, what have we been up to in the month of July?
Spinning. Lots of spinning. Daily, to the point that there was no time left for checking in at Ravelry. Will do so this evening and tally the people who spun while exercising then use a random number generator for drawing the spindle winners.
Almost daily gardening (food type of gardening).
Dying cherries from our pie cherry tree. Ed’s not a huge fan of cherry pies so they get dried to use in baking and on hot cerea.
Spinning. Finishing spinning the 198 grams of merino/camel fiber Ed gave me for my birthday. The three singles were each spun as fingering weight on the wheel. The resulting worsted/bulky 3-ply yarn was too much for the wheel so one evening was spent plying it using my Navajo spindle.
ca 230 yards. Not sure what it will become.
Time to go outside with the wheel for some relaxing spinning and enjoy this mildly warm day – only 73F here.