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Knitroglycerine, the Etsy shop, is almost up and running! I’m trying to build up a little selection ( or else I’d have a “shop” with two whole items in it). I’m a little nervous about it. How do I publicize it? Is my stuff good enough to sell? Are people going to say, “This is craptastic!” and send it back? Horror of all horrors– will it end up on Regretsy (which I adore, by the way)?

So far, it looks like I’ll be selling out of season neckers and scarves, and Kindle covers– which are sewn, not knit, and so kind of oxymoronic.

Tangent alert!

I read this article and it hurt my brain. Do we really perceive colors differently, or does our terminology change over time? I’m inclined to believe the latter. Later in the article, he references pink as a new and fashionable color– but pink (as we recognize it) has existed as a color for so long. Maybe we just called it something else. Am I missing something here? The last paragraph seems to say something similar, so I’m a little confused.

In other news, I am having a very small dinner party, and I’ll be making meatballs, and I have to figure out a way to make L. share the meatballs. This will be difficult. As it is, he always has to have one more meatball than I have– so how is this going to work with two guests? It’s like a math problem with meat. To make matters worse, I was toying with the idea of inviting two more guests– and he dismissed the idea because of the Meatball Sharing Issue. This is really problematic. Not too long ago, I read something where a hostess was puzzling over dinner seating (Lord So-and-So cannot sit next to Lady Whatsit, but Lady Whatsit must sit next to Lord Poofypants, etc.) but I think this is worse.

And now, because it is only 101 degrees instead of 106, I am going to bake cookies. Chocolate chip, if you have to know.

Iso and I are listening to Ty Segall, which she calls Kitten Music– which used to only apply to Thee Oh Sees, but now is apparently a broader term. Like pink and yellow! See how I brought that full circle? Yep.


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