Pink Auctions 2009

So, we're waking the Pink Auctions up from their long nap and reviving them for this year!
Nothing has been started yet, other than a Facebook page and nabbing the appropriate usernames around the various sites, but just letting you all know that I'm going to attempt to bring it all back this year. I was busy in October of 2007 getting married and then being in grad school this past year, but I'll be finishing my Masters in the next week or two and will be able to do this for this October!

Spread the good word and look for us on Facebook! :)

We now have the following usernames to sell under:
eBay: pink_auctions
Etsy: pinkauctions
Artfire: pinkauctions
Twitter: @pinkauctions

More info and changes to come - I need to finish up this Masters degree first! (I'll be done in the next week or two.)

seeking hat advice

I am seeking some hat advice.
I look ridiculous in most hats. Seriously. I can pull off a baseball cap if it's just the right one, well broken-in and my hair is pulled smoothly into a high ponytail coming through the back of the hat. Dave thinks I look cute in a bucket hat (which works best on me if my hair is in braids).
However, when it comes to winter hats, warmer hats, knitted hats, I am totally at a loss. I have a chullo-style hat that I wear outside when it's cold and it works for being cold. I suspect it's the largeness of the hat where it covers most of your head.
From there, I have no idea what would work on me.
I have a round, large head. Seriously. It's just a big head. (Some would say I can be a fathead, but that's beside the point.) And I have thick curly hair, which inevitably will just stick out from under the edge hat in an awkward way that implies that it is trying desperately to force the hat off my head.
But I see these knitted hat patterns and I want to make one. I want a hat that is stylish and warm and comfortable and yet that I can wear with my hair down or at least mostly down instead of having to wrangle the hair into submission in a ponytail or braids - something I can wear in the mornings on my way to work and not have to take off before I get out of the car and start seeing co-workers and students because I look so silly in it that I don't want anyone to see.
Does anyone who reads this have any idea what might work for me?
I've tried going to stores and trying on hats, but since I have a larger-than-average head measurement, they are always too small and therefore look silly anyway, whether the style might work for me in the right size or not.

Of course, just after writing this, I see that there is going to be a feature in the Nashua Telegraph tomorrow (Living section) on how warm hats are now back in style.


Audrey passed away yesterday, very peacefully.

Due to the storm and our lack of electricity (and thus heat, hot water and refrigeration as well), we are at Dave's parents' house, so the family is all together anyway for now.

Thank you for your thoughts and prayers. We really appreciate it.

think about something else meme

Borrowed from tjstein.
Spreading the love from my flist:

1. Stop talking about politics for a moment or two.
2. Post a reasonably-sized picture in your LJ, NOT under a cut tag, of something pleasant, such as an adorable kitten, or a fluffy white cloud, or a bottle of booze. Something that has NOTHING TO DO WITH POLITICS.
3. Include these instructions, and share the love.



I feel bad about this blog. I'm never on here, it's been turned into a blog with advertising by the lovely higher-ups at LiveJournal and I have yet to move it to a better home (future home being

However, I also haven't been knitting or crocheting or spinning. Between the puppy and grad school and work (teaching chorus every other day at GDMS, piano lessons every Tuesday and Thursday at CHS and every Saturday morning at my parents' home), there just hasn't been time for life itself.

But I'm here and I'm alive and I'm reading blogs through my Bloglines and commenting occasionally and have great intentions for projects to be done someday when life gives me some free time again.

Please don't give up on me! :)