Thanks everyone for such a warm welcome!!! I can't wait to get started on my first hammock! First step though is getting a sewing machine..... I have a feeling this is about to get a bit expensive, but I can't wait! I've watched the Shug videos a few times now, and think I have a general idea about what to do. I'm still trying to decide if I should just by whoopie slings or make them myself. Thanks everyone for the support!