TWiP: Fewer Words


I came to a decision this week about my Project 365 theme of “Words.” I had such grand plans with this theme – I envisioned myself seeking out profound commentary in street signs and found phrases. The reality was more along the lines of this: I’d come home from work with little-to-no light left, and quickly snap a shot of anything I could find around the house that had words on it.

Maybe this would have gotten better in the summer when the light was more plentiful, and I ventured out of the house and the office more, but I’ve already lost too much enthusiasm to give it a chance.

So. Starting this week, I’m going to keep my eye out for intriguing words, but if I see something else that I find more appealing, I’m going to shoot that instead. Seven days in, and I’m already much happier.

So, what is This Week in Pictures?

It’s a roundup of the photos I shot for Project 365 (the unofficial, when-I-feel-like-it theme for 2017 is “words”), 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

365 πŸ“±: 2017 112/365 – There are Rs of many shapes, sizes, and colors at the ol’ Rodriguez homestead. [Taken at my parents’ house.]

Sunday

Instagram πŸ“±: I started my #pdcvernalpool sweater again, this time with a new design and a tweaked color palette. The motifs take up several fewer rounds each, and I’ve removed the two shades of Gray and replaced them with another green and another aqua. I’m about 2/3 through the yoke and already am much happier than I was with my previous attempt. And how great is it to have a whole #lazysunday to work on it? Super great. I may even finish this yoke today 😊

365 πŸ“·: 2017 113/365 – Lazy Sunday knitting, and the late afternoon sunlight creeps across the bed.

Monday

Instagram πŸ“±: Ooh, I am glad I started over with this. I really like this so much better than the last version 😊

365 πŸ“·: 2017 114/365 – This is just a guess, but I’d say maybe Eamonn’s seasonal allergies have kicked in…

Tuesday

365 πŸ“·: 2017 115//365 – I want a background for my desktop at work that’s not so busy that it fights with the icons, but is not as boring as a solid color. So I took this very out-of-focus picture of my current knitting project, and tweaked the colors a little bit in lightroom. I think this will do nicely.

Wednesday

365 πŸ“·: 2017 116/365 – I thought it would be prudent to try it on this time, *before* I go to the trouble of knitting the entire body. The fit is perfect so far. Phew! (P.S. Hi there!)

Instagram πŸ“±: We always eat so healthily when @clarkesworld isn’t home…

Thursday

365 πŸ“±: 2017 117/365 – I picked Aidan up early from school on my lunch hour, and took him back to work with me for the afternoon for Take Your Kid to Work Day. I loved these tulips I saw on the school grounds, so I had to stop and take their picture, of course πŸ™‚ [Taken at Aidan’s school.]

Friday

Instagram πŸ“±: TFW your coaster coordinates with your vintage sheet shirt. πŸ’“ [Taken at work.]

Instagram πŸ“±: Lunch hour outdoor #knitting FTW! 🌞 [Taken at work.]

365 πŸ“±: 2017 118/365 – Sometimes I remember just as I’m climbing into bed, that I forgot to take a 365 picture. This is not an ideal situation, but it beats remembering it the following morning when it’s too late to do anything about it πŸ˜‰

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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I am a polymer clay artist turned fiber addict. I can often be found here at Polka Dot Cottage, writing about my adventures in polymer, fabric, yarn, photography, and everyday life. I live in New Jersey with my husband, two sons, and entirely too many craft supplies.

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    • AW, thanks, Patty! I’m nearly finished now… I’ve never said this in May before, but I hope we have a chilly day so I can wear it πŸ˜‰

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