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TWiP: Visually Satisfying

This Week in Pictures (TWiP) at Polka Dot Cottage

I like this week’s mosaic. Sometimes they aren’t particularly colorful, but this time is really satisfying in that regard. My favorite aquas and minty greens make an appearance, with a few pops of red for visual interest…

It was a nice week. Here’s hoping for an equally nice weekend!

So, what is This Week in Pictures?

It’s a roundup of the photos I shot for Project 365 (one image each day for all of 2016), plus some snapshots I posted on Instagram during the previous week.

πŸ“· = taken with my Canon DSLR
πŸ“± = taken with my Samsung phone

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

Saturday

Instagram πŸ“±: Aaaand we have lily liftoff. Four of them popped open this morning.

365 πŸ“·: 2016 163/366 – I am regretting only geting a tiny jar of this candle when we were in Ocean CIty. It’s soooooo delicious. I keep thinking I’m going to set my nose on fire for the amount of time I spend sniffing it!

Sunday

Instagram πŸ“±: What a beautiful #sundaymorning! There’s such a nice breeze blowing, and the neighborhood is quiet. As long as the insects continue to leave me alone, I could be content to sit here reading and breakfasting all morning 😊

365 πŸ“·: 2016 164/366 – It’s just not a weekend without a bit of tuna on an everything bagel…

Instagram πŸ“±: A little #knitting in the sun on this beautiful evening🌞

Monday

Instagram πŸ“±: I am kind of crazy for this candle right now. I bought a little jar in Ocean City last month and it’s already almost gone! So I asked @surfs_up_candle_ where I could get a big jar locally, and she led me to @the_rebecca_collection, and as of this morning I have a lovely-smelling candle to burn and a nifty gift shop to return to sometime. 😊

365 πŸ“·: 2016 165/366 – The dining room is in a state of flux and has been for a few weeks. I forget what the table top looks like…

Tuesday

365 πŸ“·: 2016 166/366 – I hope this isn’t the start of a pattern, but just like yesterday’s photo, today’s is an image of something that really needs to get done around the house. In this case: weeds in the pavers.

Wednesday

Instagram πŸ“±: I’ve just torn my house apart, looking for my notes on the first 3 Porthole Cardigans I knit last fall. No luck. All I have is this copy from the one I just made. I hope I didn’t have any crucial revelations with those first three, because if I did, they are likely gone forever. Ah, the joys of #patterndesign! #pdc #pdcportholecardigan

Instagram πŸ“±: I need to buy more yarn to finish this cardi, and it’s more expensive than I expected. Now I have to decide if I’m going to love this sweater enough to justify the price, or if I should start over with something cheaper. It’s times like these I wish I was independently wealthyπŸ˜‰

365 πŸ“·: 2016 167/366 – It pains me to give up on a project this far in, but I have decided that while I love this sweater pattern, and I love this yarn, I don’t love them both together enough to justify what it would cost to finish knitting it. So, I’ll be unraveling it soon, repurposing the yarn for another project, and re-starting this pattern with something more appropriate for my needs.

Thursday

Instagram πŸ“±: That sweater that was causing me angst last night? I made a decision to start over with different yarn. Yarn I don’t currently have. So in the meantime, I’m starting a new #crochetmandala from @byhaafner ‘s awesome #mandalastocrochet book. This one is the #sayitwithflowersmandala 🌼

365 πŸ“·: 2016 168/366 – My 2nd nephew just graduated from high school. In a few months it’s off to the Army. Congratulations, Joe ☺ β™₯ [Taken at my parents’ house.]

Friday

Instagram πŸ“±: Good morning, Instagramβ˜• I’m sleepy today. If I could sit here and peacefully #crochet and sip my #morningcoffee for the next few hours, I totally would.

365 πŸ“·: 2016 169/366 – Finally made it to the farm for some strawberries. I left them out for munching, but I think there will be enough left to use in some kind of delicious baked good yet-to-be determined.

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 FlickrΒ and/or Instagram.

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!

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2 thoughts on “TWiP: Visually Satisfying

  1. I think these photos are especially lovely, Lisa. I am not a photographer or anything, but I think they have a lot of nice color. Especially the candle burning by the window. It looks like it does smell good. πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you, Jamie 😊

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