Friday, January 05, 2007

Well, I finally bit the bullet....

....and finally got up enough courage to switch my blog over to the new version of blogger! I even started up a new blog, a gallery of my finished knitted items, Hakucho's Gallery to try it out as a test blog. I've been playing with it and I really like what I have seen so far. Today, I did it ...I clicked on thebutton on my dashboardthat says I can go ahead and switch now. Well,they lied. I got a message back thatthe are not ready yet to switchmy blog. They are working on it. :( Am I disapointed...YES! I just don't understand...why would they say I can and then say I can't?

Here's the direct quote from my dashboard:
Your new version of Blogger is ready!

The new version of Blogger now has all the original features you're
used to, plus new post labels, drag-and-drop template editing, and
privacy controls. And, it's a lot more reliable.

After you switch you'll need to sign in with your Google Account, but
your blogs will stay the same. Their content and layout will not

This is the message I got after I clicked:

"Could not switch you to the new Blogger
Thanks for your interest in the new version of Blogger! Unfortunately, we cannot switch your Blogger account at this time, because one or more of your blogs cannot be moved.

While the new version of Blogger is no longer in beta, some users with certain types of blogs
will not immediately be able to switch to it. We'll be adding support
for these blogs as soon as possible, so everyone can join in the fun

The only thing I can think of that might be the problem is that since I belong to the Mason-Dixon KAL blog and Zimmermania ...that's why I can't switch. Oh well, at least I have had the chance to play and try out the new version with my new gallery.I must say I really like the new gallery much better than the old one, that I fudged previously here in my blog. No new knitting to show offthere yet, but soon...

I am presently still working on my prayer shawl, knitted the long way. I only work on this outside the house when I have to sit and wait. I'm probably a little more than halfway done with
this. It won't be much longer before it's finished. Just a few more doctor's appointments, private music lessons and basketball games!

My new knitting project is a baby blanket or afghan for a gift that I need in February. I'm using Joann's Sensations Rainbow classic yarn - pastel, which is very soft and cuddly. The pattern is my favorite because it is really easy once you've mastered it, but at the same time there is enough pattern changes to make it interesting.
The pattern was my Mom's. She wrote out the pattern on index cards. I'm not sure where the pattern originally came from. Here are the original cards:
She has scribbled notes on the front and back of the cards. Actually the way she wrote and used the cards makes it very easy to follow and helps keep your place until to memorize the pattern. I love the pattern, the cards and I especially love and cherish the memories of my Mom. I'm really trying to stay focused and finish this gift, then I'll be free to do what ever I want...can't wait!


  1. That blanket is beautiful. I love the pattern. Hopefully blogger will let you switch over soon.

  2. It's the KALs fault! Seriously.
    I received the same message after I tried switching (in my case it's the ScarfStyle KAL).
    So, I sent the KAL people a polite email asking to be removed from the list. Apparently they're on vacation...

  3. That blanket is so pretty. How neat to have your mom's knitting notes!

  4. I agree with Missy, the blanket is beautiful! Your dashboard gives you that message? I have yet to see that on mine! Is it really because you're part of a group blog that you can't switchover? I'm thinking maybe that's why I won't be switching over anytime soon either. I've heard a lot of people say that they click on the button to let them switch and they got the same message as you did.

  5. that's weird about blogger! i'm part of a KAL that hasn't switched over yet and i got in ok (mine was when it was still in beta, though). it has some nice features, but i have a few quirky problems. maybe it's better this way until they get some kinks worked out?

    it's so nice that you can use your mom's pattern! the blanket looks good so far, too!

  6. I love the blanket. I got the same message. I too started a new blogger site, just to give it a test drive. If I knew how to copy everthing to it I would just switch it all to that one. Alas, I am pretty computer illiterate, I will have to have my 12 year old help me with that.

  7. Hey!

    The reason you can't switch yet is that blogger is having problems fixing 'group blogs' with over 1,000 members. I got the same message, but then I unsub'd from the MasonDixon KAL until I made all the changes and will resub'd when the problem is fixed. Look at the list of blogs on your dashboard. Any really large ones will cause the 'you can't switch yet' problem.

    Hope this helps:)


  8. I switched over as well, and it took awhile. I love the idea of your
    finished projects blog. May have to do one myself. I love the blanket and your mom's note cards.

  9. That's so neat that you have your mom's original note cards for the pattern. What a cool family heirloom. The blanket is really pretty too.


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