Thanks to the few of you for voting on my poll about changing my username. It helped me make my decision.
I was thinking recently that I had outgrown my username, bandotaku. I picked it when I was in my sophomore year of high school; I was about as geeky as they come and a self-titled "otaku." I also loved playing trumpet in the band. So I thought up the name "bandotaku" and patted myself on the back for being very clever.
But I focus mostly on my crochet now, and frankly... I've outgrown my anime phase and I didn't want to have otaku in my name anymore. I'm also not in the band. So it will be nice to have my Etsy, Tumblr, and Deviantart match with the same username now. In case anyone is interested in the backstory behind Miles of Crochet, I had a cat a few years ago named Miles; sweet little black-and-white cat. When I opened my Etsy shop, I thought it would be a cute nod to his name and a play on words to call my shop Miles of Crochet. Again, I patted myself on the back for having thought of another clever name. Sadly, he was shot and killed in 2013, but I still love the name in his memory. (I now have a fat black-and-white cat named Maggie, but "Maggie of Crochet" doesn't quite work as nicely... )
So, that's about it. Thanks to everyone who's been watching me over the years or who have just added me to their watch recently! I really appreciate all of the positive feedback I get, DA really is a lovely community of people. Sorry I haven't been very active lately. In case you have a Tumblr, I tend to be a little more active on there (blog name "milesofcrochet"). Thanks again for reading!
If you have any cool projects you're working on, tell me about them!