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Category Archives: Knitting

Second Child Syndrome

Written on November 14, 2010 at 10:43 pm, by

Referring to the difference between how the first child is treated vs the second child (see: benign neglect), as well as what happens to bloggers after their second child is born (see: fall off face of earth). Thomas Richard Pawlowski, born 2 months ago, after 3 days of labor and arriving to much joy and  Continue Reading »

Still Here

Written on July 19, 2010 at 8:41 am, by

Quick update, to explain my long absence. I’m pregnant. Very pregnant. Only wearing muumuus now pregnant. Waddling like a penguin pregnant. EJ is also obsessed with the computer, which drastically reduces the amount of time I can spend here. So we’ve been enjoying a leisurely, half-step-out-of-time-with-the-rest-of-the-world sort of summer… gardening, berry picking, pie baking, spending  Continue Reading »

Bread, Cheese, Tomatoes – 3 ways

Written on April 19, 2010 at 10:00 am, by

Last week I pretty much lived on tomatoes, cheese and bread. Partly this is because I finally found a real, artisanal, independent bakery that makes real, quality bread (and incredible blueberry scones!). Partly this is because I finally figured out how to make quality pizza. (Darby’s in West Boylston has literally made our life here  Continue Reading »


Written on April 15, 2010 at 1:19 pm, by

We are taking a short break from the food parade to mourn my entry into Elinor’s sock contest. This, my friends, is what happens when you leave your knitting within reach of a toddler. I was equally horrified to find the knitting mangled, as well as by seeing 3 sharp, thin, wooden needles being gleefully  Continue Reading »

The Original Paella

Written on April 14, 2010 at 7:38 am, by

I’ve never been overly interested in paella… restaurant versions have always been bland and overcooked, or so varied and upscale they’d be impossible to recreate at home. In fact, that’s usually why I skipped over every paella recipe before I found this one. An ingredient list 15 items long (not including pantry items) is usually  Continue Reading »

Vintage Maternity. Awesome.

Written on March 17, 2010 at 9:40 am, by

What? You thought I’d be writing about St. Patrick’s Day? Sorry gang, the parade is out for us until the kiddies are bigger, and drinking is out for me (wine: okay!; car bombs: not okay!) for the foreseeable future. Chances are decent for an impromptu family get together later today, but my father is out  Continue Reading »

A meme. For you.

Written on March 16, 2010 at 1:34 pm, by

Just what we need around here – a meme to get things rolling again! 1.Explain what ended your last relationship? Wow. We’re talking about almost 10 years ago now… not as long as some of you guys, but still, a long time. Short answer: infidelity. Long answer: State trooper sting operations, and a long, tangled  Continue Reading »

Souper February

Written on February 8, 2010 at 1:18 pm, by

Have I told you about my food manifesto? I’m sure I mentioned it in the early days of the blog, back in ’04 or ’05, but since the archives are down, you’re just going to have to take my word on it. Anyway, a central tenet of my whole food world lies in the idea  Continue Reading »

A One Yard Wonder

Written on February 5, 2010 at 2:53 pm, by

Project: Mailbag Pocket Duo from One Yard Wonders Materials: One yard of fabric bought from sometime last year in a fit of sewing enthusiasm. Other sewing accessories: thread, scissors, a sewing machine… the usual. Time to complete: 3 naptimes. Useful Quotient: Super useful. We had no designated place for mail in our new house,  Continue Reading »

Coming Clean

Written on February 4, 2010 at 10:24 am, by

As I told you in my last post, there are Things that I have been keeping from you. Time to come clean, I suppose, before we can move forward. Firstly. I have learned to crochet. And I love it. Maryse gave me a lesson at knit night a few weeks ago, and I am hooked  Continue Reading »