Monday, January 16, 2012
But when I found out my little Sister was pregnant with a second daughter, I wanted to find something new. I settled on Tara Froseth's Little Sister's Dress, which I'd had my eye on for a while.
Pattern: Little Sister's Dress
Yarn: Luxury 4ply by Bendigo Woollen Mills
Buttons: faux mother of pearl plastic buttons in the shape of flowers, from one of those bags of mixed buttons you get at craft stores.
I loved this pattern, although I did find that the yoke seemed to take forever and I had trouble getting the button loops finished neatly.
Other thoughts - this pattern comes out rather large. My gauge was not exact but not that far off, so I expected it to be a little large, but this is a newborn size and the end result was about a 1year old size from other patterns. In fact, it is so large that it was rapidly appropriated by my 20 month old niece (the older sister of the recipient) and fits her quite nicely. It would absolutely swim on the little lady it was intended for.
Oh well, babies grow, and she will be able to wear it eventually. I just wouldn't recommend knitting this pattern without alteration if you want it to fit a newborn baby.
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
When I went back and re-read the page from Google, I realised that it wasn't that my blog was now on blogspot.com.au, it was that it existed on both domains and as an Australian reader of the blog, I would (randomly?) get sent to blogspot.com.au.
So the fact that I migrated all the comments to the .com.au domain blog didn't fix the problem. The redirect wasn't "flaky", it was ill-advised and a really crappy solution. DISQUS are looking for a way to deal with it, but I can't imagine there's a simple, sensible solution, and anyway, I'm not being redirected today so maybe Google have had problems and reconsidered.....
I found this blog this morning that has more of an explanation. I'm currently migrating the comments back to the blogspot.com domain and seriously considering migrating the whole blog to wordpress. :(
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
It turned out I didn't have it all right after all. The comments had gone again by this morning and the only seemingly helpful piece of info I could find online suggested that I should ditch my custom blog template and start again from a standard one.
Hence the new look.
It worked, but only for as long as it took for me to work out that I was now back to standard Blogger comments and I had to reapply DISQUS comments. Once I'd done that, the comments were gone again.
So I sent a support request to DISQUS.
But later this afternoon, I realised that the blog seemed to be trying to redirect somewhere, and mostly failing. After a short while it became clear that it was trying to redirect from a .com domain to a .com.au one. A little bit of searching turned up this little chestnut from Google. . It looked likely that Google had moved my blog to a .com.au domain sometime after I started this exercise.
It took a little bit of extra work, and a bit of fiddling around with the DISQUS "migrate threads" feature, but I think all the comments have turned up now. The redirection seems to be a bit flaky though, and sometimes it stays on the .com version, where the comments won't appear. Everything else seems okay there though. So if you're stuck in .com land with no comments, try this link to my "Australian" site.
Oh, and I think I will stay with the new look for the moment. I quite like the blue. What do you think?
Monday, January 9, 2012
[Edited to add] - I panicked too soon. Turns out I just had to wait and now everything is back. (and here I was not trusting the technology. I may have to hand in my geek badge!)