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Monthly Archives: July 2012

Improvised Asian Noodles

cold asian noodle salad

I love noodles in just about any way you could think to serve them, but this time of year, hot as it’s been, what I really love is things in the genre of pasta salad. Pasta salads are usually pretty quick and easy to make, you only need to turn on the stove long enough to cook the pasta, you ... Read More »

Playdough Profusion


It’s funny how kids go through cycles with things they want to play with. As any regular readers know, I’m a little obsessed with playdough, but the Bit doesn’t always feel the same way. But pretty much all this month, she’s really been into it. On the 4th of July when we had people over the two of us made ... Read More »

Sidewalk Chalk Paint: A Huge Hit at My House

chalk paint play

Before the week that the Bit had off from school, we had a few days off earlier in the month and I was looking for something fun and new to make for her to play with. I decided to go with sidewalk chalk paint, because I knew she’d used it at school, she loves both paint and sidewalk chalk and, ... Read More »

“This is Fun Gak”

playing with gak

Last week my daughter was home from preschool for “summer break,” and I wanted to do some fun, new things with her. We went on her first trip to the museum (didn’t see any art, but that’s for another post), had her first homemade popsicles and made her first gak, among other things. I’ve been thinking about gak for a ... Read More »

Wanted: Local Moms with Adorable Babies

cotton shrug

People who keep in touch with me on a semi-regular basis know that I’m working on a book all about knitting for babies. It will feature a bunch of relatively easy but still fun designs for kids from birth to age 1. The key to any book like this is having pictures of kids in the outfits and interacting with ... Read More »

A Winner and New Stuff

I should have mentioned a couple of days ago that the winner of the Knit Red book is commenter 7, Judy, who said Both my father and my husband’s father died at an early age from heart attacks. Almost all the siblings in my family suffer from high risk factors for heart attack. We are really aware of the risks ... Read More »