Yes, Another Cute Picture of My Cat

Until this baby gets here, the cats are all I’ve got to amuse me during the day, and Louis is quite the funny boy. Here’s where I found him yesterday afternoon: Yes, that’s a car seat, which has been sitting on the floor in the baby room for a few days. I somehow knew a […]

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At Least I’m Not the Only One

I was really excited to read an article in the New York Times this morning about parents in this new economy scaling back purchases for their babies, buying things secondhand or getting them for free when in the past they might have bought the top-of-the-line new products for each child. Unfortunately it was an article […]

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What, Me Crochet?

I’ve been what I consider to be a pretty good knitter for a relatively long time now, but I have never been one to crochet. It just never took the way that knitting did. I’ve been trying on and off to do something about that for the past couple of years, and it occured to […]

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Creating as a Family Affair

My baby, of course, is far from having enough dexterity to wield a crayon let alone create anything that might be considered crafty, but that doesn’t mean I’m not already reading up on the subject. I’d love nothing more than to have a wildly creative little girl who wants to make her own clothes and […]

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Knitting for Two

Some people who only know me from the Internet already know my big news, but for those who don’t, I’m finally ready to officially announce that I’m having a baby! I’m due in mid-October, so I’m right at halfway done with the gestating, which has been wonderfully easy so far (except for being tired a […]

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Well. That Was . . . Not Fun

Hello, all, and major apologies for the lack in writing for the past week or so. I have a really, really good excuse, though. My electricity was out from last Tuesday evening through Friday evening. We had a really nice ice storm (perhaps you heard about it) and it knocked down a ton of trees, […]

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The Creativity of Stock

Making vegetable stock (or really any other kind of stock, but vegetable is the only kind I make) is in a way an act of creativity. It’s a way of using things that would otherwise be considered trash or that might go to waste if you didn’t throw them in the pot with some water. […]

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