Thanks to Dawn, queen of the Feathered Nest, and former proprietor of The Plum Tree, a lovely little shop south of Atlanta, for sharing her how-to-change-your-blog-background wisdom with the blogworld.
I feel better just looking at those lotuses.
Knitting was a huge success - I can now cast on, knit, and increase! I've been trying to teach myself to knit from a book for a while now, and it's been an utter failure. Definitely worth the moola to have someone really show me how.