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TWiP: Wool, Family, and Selfie Sticks

I visited the NJ Sheep and Fiber Festival again this year. I find it a nice little warmup for Rhinebeck. It’s nowhere near the size of the NYS Sheep and Wool Festival, but it gets me in the proper mood. (Like I need any help in that department!)

I’m still doing Habit, which I mentioned last week, and I’m finding the challenge of having two daily photo projects, well, challenging! It’s worth it, though. By the time this month is over, I will have a concrete idea of how I want to proceed with daily photos in 2018.

So, what is This Week in Pictures?

It’s a roundup of the photos I shot for Project 365 (I seem to have all but abandoned my 2017 theme of “words”), plus some snapshots I posted on Instagram during the previous week. For the month of September, I’m participating in the #habitblog hashtag.

📷 = taken with my Canon DSLR
📱 = taken with my Samsung phone

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


Instagram 📱: I’m at the #njsheepandfiberfestival and it’s a perfect day for wearing my new #bradwayshawl – the weather is exactly right for it. I can’t seem to keep it in place, though, so I bought a nice brass wire shawl pin from This Little Bird Told Me. I make my own shawl pins out of polymer clay, but sometimes it’s nice to have a more delicate option like this 😊 [Taken at the Hunterdon County Fairgrounds.]

Instagram 📱: I’ve always resisted buying single skeins, because I never know what to do with them, and they end up gathering dust. But after knitting that last shawl, I am realizing that I like having one section of artsy variegated colors in among the solids. So, I bought this beauty, and I’ll pair it with some less spendy Cascade 220 (or splurge on more Malabrigo 😜), and make myself something pretty. And GREEN! 💚💚💚 [Taken at the Hunterdon County Fairgrounds.]

Instagram 📱: September 9 – I took the scenic route home, and it didn’t disappoint. I wish I had stopped to take a picture of the corn field, in particular. Delicious *and* beautiful. #habitblog

365 📷: 2017 252/365 – All of the rows are done! I’ve gotten started on the border, which should be a pretty quick thing, and then it’s just a matter of weaving in the ends. I was doing that part as I went along, but I got lazy at the end, and so I have 3 rows’ worth of ends to deal with. Could be worse!


365 📷: 2017 253/365 – Blowing bubbles with my goddaughter, at her sister’s Christening party ♥ [Taken at my sister-in-law’s house.]

Instagram 📷: September 10 – She fell asleep on my shoulder right before we left. Just the sweetest little lump. I briefly considered sneaking her home with me 💓. #habitblog [Taken at my sister-in-law’s house.]


Instagram 📱: September 11 – This thing where I visit Starbucks after supper is becoming a weekday habit. #habitblog


365 📱: 2017 254/365 – In this spot should be a photo of two bags of Fritos that I found hidden under a pile of clean laundry on my bed tonight. Neil got them for me, and hid them where the kids wouldn’t find them and devour them before I had a chance to have any 🙂 (I accidentally deleted the image from my SD card before I could process it. Oops!)


Instagram 📱: When you get home from work and find awesome mail 💟 Thank you @nikkivandecar for sending me a signed copy of #sereknity! I can’t wait to curl up with it and a nice cup of buckwheat tea 😊 And also today, a box from Amazon that contained @claraparkes #astashofonesown (another book I can’t wait to read) , a new camera remote to replace my dead one, and a selfie stick! I’ve finally gotten myself a selfie stick! Stay tuned for some forthcoming cool shots from way up high 😍

Instagram 📱: September 12 – Working full time means I have no patience with software that eats up my evening. 💩 This should not take an hour, Lightroom! #habitblog

365 📱: 2017 255/365 – One of us likes the bed neatly made. The other couldn’t care less. Guess which one is which.


365 📷: 2017 256/365 – Oh, blech. Apparently slugs like lettuce. Or, I just happened to stumble upon their nest (which is possible, because I nearly stepped on another slug a foot or so away from this spot). I am not fond of slugs…

Instagram 📷: September 13 – I should have left the office for an hour at lunch time. It’s hard being chained to a desk from 8 until 5. #habitblog


Instagram 📱: September 14 – Grateful for mild weather, a new book, and a pretty courtyard in which to read it. #habitblog [Taken at work.]

365 📱: 2017 257/365 – It’s been a long time since we had a proper Aidan photobomb. It was well worth the price of the selfie stick 😉

Instagram 📱: Weaving in the ends! I love that when I crochet a blanket for someone I love, I get to be cozy under it while I work, and think of the recipient with every stitch. This one is for my Dad ❤.


365 📱: 2017 258/365 – It’s a pretty Friday afternoon. The leaves in the parking lot seem to have jumped the gun on fall a little bit. Almost all of the leaves are already yellow. [Taken at work.]

Instagram 📱: September 15 – Future me will be pleased that I resisted that tempting fourth slice. #habitblog [Taken at Kings in Gillette, NJ.]

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 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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