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Category Archives: Knitting


Written on August 13, 2009 at 8:24 am, by

I have often privately wondered why the hell it is that I don’t ever get around to all the knitting, patterns, spinning, projects etc etc etc that I would like to… And then I’m like, oh yeah, we’ve moved 5 times in the last 5 years. Technically I’ve moved 12 times in the last 9  Continue Reading »


Written on July 29, 2009 at 1:21 pm, by

This morning I lost my shit. Full on crazy ass lunacy, the stereotypical sleep deprived mother with a baby hysterics. I believe at one point in my unhinged rant I compared it to Sleep Deprivation Torture Tactics akin to those used at Guantanamo Bay. (I had no basis for this comparison. I have no idea  Continue Reading »

Edward (sigh)

Written on July 14, 2009 at 1:44 pm, by

I would like to blame my recent silence on the fact that we have one leg in NYC, one leg in MA, and our little family of 3 (4! says George) has been camping out in my parents’ spare bedroom, with all the attendant chaos that brings. House buying (we close in 2 weeks!), beach-going  Continue Reading »

Veni, Vidi, Stiki

Written on June 2, 2009 at 10:29 am, by

Gentle readers, I feel the need to tell you that I am now a Grown Up. There’s no mistaking it, and for better or worse, there is no turning back. I am a parent, I am 30, and I willingly put scissors to my knitting. All are pretty scary prospects, and none of them can  Continue Reading »

Re-entering the Atmosphere

Written on May 26, 2009 at 8:50 am, by

From the intro to Bert & Ernie’s Great Adventures, a segment on Sesame Street: Ernie singing: “Every time the bed starts tapping / Something special’s going to happen…” Bert chimes in: “This is kind of kinky!” Makes me giggle, every time. But it’s not all Sesame Street and kinky bed adventures here at Chez Pawlowski.  Continue Reading »

Happy as a Pig in Shit

Written on May 12, 2009 at 4:37 pm, by

And just as dirty! We started EJ on food recently, as well as some formula bottles in addition to the breastfeeding. (I’m having a hard time coming up with words right now, as EJ is in his Excersaucer beaming smiles and bellylaughing at me. Wipes coherent thought right out of ones head.) The result has  Continue Reading »

Out of the Rut!!

Written on May 5, 2009 at 8:50 am, by

I feel triumphant. Energized. Renewed. Like I can only imagine Steve Carrell’s character felt in the 40-Year-Old Virgin, when he finally wound the bobbin, so to speak. (I can only imagine because I’ve never seen the end of the movie. So I’m making a pretty big assumption here, but go with it.) I haven’t felt  Continue Reading »

A Thousand Words

Written on April 28, 2009 at 4:55 pm, by

The most horrible thing about parenting so far (for me) is when I’ve been the source of EJ’s pain. Vaccinations, of course, are probably the first time you willingly subject your baby to pain, and I will never forget the look in his eyes as I held him down on the table at 8 weeks  Continue Reading »

More Sleeping = More Knitting

Written on April 22, 2009 at 12:20 pm, by

I don’t know if it’s simply a promotion, or if Dunkin Donuts has finally remembered that coffee shouldn’t be a luxury item (for God’s sake, it’s one of the only thing Francie’s family can afford in A Tree Grows in Brooklyn), but my iced coffees have only cost 50 cents this week. It’s so rare  Continue Reading »

The Baby Bjorn Bald Spot

Written on January 29, 2009 at 9:59 am, by

Taken at 1:15:04 pm Taken at 1:15:07 pm (Times are approximate.) It has become painfully obvious over this past week that what we have here is a Level 2 Klingon. Level 2 you ask? While not as severe as a Level 1 (who will only be happy desperately clinging to Mom every minute of the  Continue Reading »