But look kids - here are some right now!
These are from the Jamestown Settlement.
The first thing you see when you leave the Visitors' Center, is a wooded area with reed/thatch roof huts, illustrating how the Native Americans would have lived at the time the first settlers arrived.
Then you leave the village, and follow the path a bit more, when you see this:
Once you are closer, and walk onto the pier, they have three replicas of the ships that you can tour.
Do you hear that sucking sound??
That would be Ravelry, which, as others have said, is one of the newest/biggest time-sucking black holes of the knitting universe! I had read a lot of people who were invited to be beta testers say how great it was, and would be, once it was available to everyone. I thought it sounded intriguing, but wasn't going to request an invitation. Except that Carol told me I had to, and because I both love and fear her, I decided to put my name on the list.
Well, my invitation arrived a few weeks ago, and I fiddled around a bit here and there. Then for whatever reason, I decided to work on entering my finished projects for 2007 into my Ravelry notebook over the weekend. And everyone is right, it does suck you right in, even if just a little bit at a time. I'm still not sure how much I'll use it, except for getting my project lists organized, but even that is a worthwhile part of it for me ... because as all of you know, I do love to organize things ... and to have something that actually encourages such behavior with a relatively minimum effort - well, throw in a slice of cake and something shiny, and I'll live there! (For any of you who are already members, you can find me as "thekittyknitter.")
So I guess that's it for now - oh, except for: