Oops, sorry I'm so slow catching up on posts...
I don't mind if you use the emoticons. That knitter with the Bow wasn't mine, actually, but it didn't appear to be copyrighted, and DH assured me that in the world of emoticons, it's a free-for-all. No doubt the other ones, which we did make (all based on that bow one, like the frogging emoticon), will get discovered by and usurped by other forums at some point, and that's okay because it's a give and take.
KnittingHelp Queen Bee
"There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all of time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and it will be lost. The world will not have it. It is not your business to determine how good it is nor how valuable nor how it compares with other expressions. It is your business to keep it yours clearly and directly, to keep the channel open. You do not even have to believe in yourself or your work. You have to keep yourself open and aware to the urges that motivate you. Keep the channel open."
— Martha Graham