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TWiP: Knitting and socializing

This Week in Pictures (TWiP) at Polka Dot Cottage

It seems a theme has emerged this week: copious amounts of knitting, punctuated with the occasional family gathering. It was a good week.

I ended up re-starting the doomed cap-sleeve Everyday Cardigan I frogged last week, and I am kinda surprised to be saying this, but I’m almost done! I’ve got something like 3 inches left to knit on it. And this is 8pm on Friday night, so you know that by the time you read this on Saturday morning, I’ll be even closer to the finish line. Because knitting in front of the SyFy channel on a Friday night is how I roll. #knerd

A sweater in a week? My knitting speed has really improved! Sure, it’s sleeveless, but still. I’m impressing myself πŸ˜‰

Maybe it’s because I spent most of the week trapped at home without a car. And maybe I felt a tiny bit like I needed to allow myself a little extra knitting time to make up for how bummed I felt to be without transportation in the summer.

Or maybe practice really does make you better/faster at things. Imagine that!

So, what is This Week in Pictures?

It’s a roundup of the photos I shot with my DSLR for Project 365 (one image each day for all of 2015), plus some phone snapshots I posted on Instagram during the previous week.

Ready? Cast your mind back to this time last week…


365: 2015 213/365 – Saturday afternoon bag o’ yarn, soon to be a sweater (if I can get more than 50 rows in before having to rip it out – my track record hasn’t been so good lately…)


Instagram: Remember last week when I knit 50 rows of an Everyday Cardigan in the wrong size? Yeah. Good times. I took a short break from it and now I’m starting again. I really do enjoy knitting this pattern. #knitting #pdceverydaycardigan

365: 2015 214/365 – Spent Sunday afternoon visiting my brother and his fiancee. Had bagel sandwiches and stuff πŸ™‚


Instagram: Breakfast, #knitting, and last night’s Poldark. Not a bad way to start a Monday. #pdceverydaycardigan

365: 2015 215/365 – Worked up such a sweat today between all the vacuuming and the dusting and such. I love the results, but I kinda wish I had a nice pool to dive into right about now.


Instagram: It’s possible I have a problem. I don’t mean an addiction to reading glasses so much as a tendency to lose them and then replace them. I found five of these pairs last week, when I was looking for one particular pair ( which is not pictured because I still can’t find it). Also not pictured: a pair of sun readers and a pretty sea green pair that I (ahem) ordered online at 1:30 this morning. OK, maybe there’s a tiny addiction at work, too. πŸ˜‹

365: 2015 216/365 – Time for a little mid-afternoon pick-me-up.


Instagram: OK, peaches, let’s go home and make a yummy crisp. #jerseyfreshlove

Instagram: My kitchen is about to smell really, really good.

365: 2015 217/365 – Cousinly portrait, fueled by fruit crisp.


Instagram: My #pdceverydaycardigan is coming along nicely. I’m enjoying listening to my kids talk about their strategy for their latest YouTube Minecraft series while I knit. #knitting

365: 2015 218/365 – Just a quiet Thursday at home, Neil downstairs on the xbox, me on my bed with my knitting and Inspector George Gently series 7. We’ll reconvene later for some sci-fi and maybe Jon Stewart’s last Daily Show.


365: 2015 219/365 – I love this sweater, but I never wear it because the buttons are too thin and are always coming out of the buttonholes. Time to find some new (old) buttons.

Instagram: Found these unusual old buttons. They’re perfect for my green cardigan, but I only have 4. I need 6. Maybe it’s time to get out the #polymerclay and try to fashion a reasonable facsimile.

Thanks for taking a peek at this week’s photos! If you want to see this stuff as it happens, please feel free to follow me on Flickr.

I may already have plans to blog about some of these things in greater detail over the coming week, but be sure to leave a comment if there’s something in particular you want to know about!

2 thoughts on “TWiP: Knitting and socializing

  1. Love all the knitting!! And its okay, I bought my first pair of reading glasses the other day (I find them so much better than prescription ones!) and I find myself already looking to see if I can find any other pairs!! πŸ˜›

  2. First of all, your clean space looks awesome! That’s the best feeling – to be done, not to be actually cleaning, LOL! Also, what? There is another British detective series I didn’t know about? Totally starting this one ASAP. Thanks!

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