Thanks laughing lark. I asked for a Cricket for my birthday, though I won't hold my breath. They were out of stock on the Lionbrand website. I was a little bummed that the cricket was just slightly too small for place mats, because I think they would be awesome.
As for crafting: I worked a little today on a cross stitch I've had started for over two years now. i don't get much done, because I have little ones running around all the time, but every little bit helps right?