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Monday, January 31, 2011

Long Time

New year, new attitude? Not sure yet. Lots of things are up in the air. But for now, I have a couple of new items in the Etsy shop. Plus I'm still having slow internet issues, which is FANTASTIC.

Small Heart Handwoven scarf

The coasters are cotton burgundy and pink. Not just for Valentine's Day. They're nice if you like a little dark red/burgundy with a touch of pink. But they would make a nice gift with a mug and some hot chocolate and decadent candies.

Small Heart is my first try with bamboo. It's a heavier gauge (5 stitches/inch) bamboo yarn, good for knitting, too. But I had it laying around and thought it might make a pretty scarf. It was nice to work with. The sett I used was 12 but it could go lower. By the way, it's Farmhouse Yarns, Bonnie's Bamboo, a local (Connecticut) spinner.

My birthday was January 20. I did some more glass work and got a guitar! I will have pictures tomorrow, as this is taking forever with the images. Anyway, for my birthday, I wanted to try doing an open mic. Didn't quite work out, as the place was closed, despite having listings in the Hartford Advocate every week. Silly me. I tried to call and only got the answering machine, which didn't surprise me. But I was really, happily surprised that all my friends came out to hear me! So, we went to Eli Cannon's, which was such a great a great hangout back in the day, and still is. I had a great time with my friends.

So, I will be trying it again this Friday. I sold a scarf there in December. It really exists. I've been there. People answer the phones. I just need to get there early to sign up. I'm not even as nervous as I was last time I ALMOST went. I just need to do this already. So, depending on how many songs I can sing, I'll do one cover and one or two originals. I'm writing another song but it won't be ready by then.


  1. Happy belated birthday! Your coasters are very nice.


  2. Thank you so much! Hope you are well in this winter from hell!