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TWiP: Shows and Tells

The shows-and-tells around here are starting to back up. I finished my Bradway Shawl earlier this month, and I still haven’t told you much about that. And this week, I finished the blanket I’ve been crocheting, and also knit an entire scarf in a fit of “procrastinknitting” when I just couldn’t face weaving in those blanket ends. It was silly, actually, since I’d pretty much woven the ends in as I went along. There were only the last 3 rows of squares to deal with. A mere 180 ends, but I still went so far as to cast-on a whole new project and finish it before I finally sat down and weaved in those suckers. And even then, I spread it out over 4 days. Really silly.

So, I’ve got 3 completed projects I should share with you at some point (and actually, I can think of a fourth I never wrote about back in MARCH!) but nothing at all on the needle or the hook right now.

My hands are feeling restless. I need a good worsted weight project to keep them busy. Any ideas? What’s fun that you’ve knit or crocheted lately?

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 📱: September 16 – Breakfast and blogging in bed. Quiet music mingling with the Saturday morning landscaping sounds of the neighborhood through the open windows. #habitblog

Instagram 📱: Why, yes, I’ll take a jar of zinnias, please. 😍 [Taken at Lombardo Farms in Gillette, NJ.]

365 📱: 2017 259/365 – I like to buy myself flowers 🙂


Instagram 📱: I’m so turned off by the idea of weaving in blanket ends that I started a whole new project last night rather than deal with that task. And I don’t even *like* pink 😜

365 📱: 2017 260/365 – The 14-year-old and I took our laptops to Starbucks and each got some work done. And a refreshing drink, of course. [Taken at Starbucks in GIllette.]

Instagram 📱: September 17 – I’m embracing my grays. I earned every last one of them. #habitblog


365 📱: 2017 261/365 – Fall really comes early to the parking lot at work. Most of the trees in the lot have these tiny little leaves, and they’ve nearly all turned yellow and fallen. Meanwhile everything else is still mostly green! [Taken at work.]

Instagram 📱: September 18 – I feel like there’s a metaphor here in this incomplete bind-off row, but I don’t want to have to think too hard to find it. I’d kind of like a nap, if I’m being honest. #habitblog


Instagram 📱: September 19 – I’m going to be sad when open-window weather is over for the season. Winter here is too long. #habitblog [Taken in the parking lot at Riverwalk in Basking Ridge, NJ.]

365 📱: 2017 262/365 – I am enjoying this book. And snuggling under the blanket that I made for my father. I’ll give it to him soon, but I still have a few ends to weave in first.


Instagram 📱: September 20 – Few things say “don’t talk to me” like a lunch of tuna salad on an everything bagel with spicy pickle potato chips. I was glad to find peppermint gum in my snack drawer later. #habitblog

365 📷: 2017 263/365 – Oh! the procrastination! It’s taken me nearly a week to weave in a couple rows of ends. This silliness ends tonight. I’m getting them done!


365 📷: 2017 264/365 – It’s always nice to finish something, especially when it’s been in progress since July… I’ve been calling this the Coastal Maine Blanket, because it was supposed to incorporate the browns and grays of the rocky beaches and the blues of the water, but I don’t think the colors are quite right for that anymore. Still, I’ve been using the #pdccoastalmaine hashtag since I started this thing, and I think I’m locked in at this point 😉

Instagram 📷: September 21 – I improvised this gift for my Dad, and it *almost* came out how I envisioned it. #habitblog


Instagram 📱: September 22 – While I wish I had a delicious slice of homemade pumpkin bread right now, this was a much easier treat to make, and will do nicely as a substitute. #habitblog #lrcfb [Taken at work.]

365 📱: 2017 265/365 – My 17-year-old and I took a spontaneous trip to Summit when I found out the yarn shop was open late. And then we couldn’t bring ourselves to go home. We walked around and we got some ice cream. It was nice. Turns out we both like a little nightlife. Who knew? We never go anywhere at night! We’re going to have to do some more of this kind of thing soon. [Taken in downtown Summit, 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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3 thoughts on “TWiP: Shows and Tells

  1. Books, crochet, knit, happy life!! Can’t wait to hear about the new scarf.

    1. Thank you! I can’t wait to find a moment to write about it 😄

  2. […] thought I was going to spend some time this week writing up those shows-and-tells we talked about last Saturday, but as it turns out, the task never crossed my mind. I have spent the last 7 days completely […]

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