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TWiP: Octoberly

Sorry I’m late today. The 17-year-old and I are in New York for the Sheep and Wool Festival, so there’s been very little time for blogging!

So, what is This Week in Pictures?

It’s a roundup of the photos I shot for Project 365 (the occasional 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 EOS 80 D
πŸ“± = taken with my Samsung Galaxy S5

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


365 πŸ“·: 2017 287/365 – Every time we file for an extension on our taxes in April, we think we won’t wait until the last minute in October to finish them. We are always wrong. It’s been a fun Saturday.


Instagram πŸ“·: I spent all of my Saturday on the computer working on the taxes we deferred back in April. It was not fun, but I got it done, and now today is ALL MINE. Well, all mine until I have to do something for one of my kids in the early evening, but I’ll take what I can get! This morning I started over with the sock. New accent color, new technique (magic loop), smaller needles. Already I’m much happier with it. Than you, everyone who commented on my last sock picture 😊

Instagram πŸ“±: Wow. That was fast. Still not perfect, but fast. I may even knit a second one 😜

365 πŸ“·: 2017 288/365 – It took me one day to knit one sock. That’s pretty cool. Of course, I used much heavier yarn than you’re supposed to use for socks. That’s why it went so fast. These socks are never going to fit properly in my shoes. Still, I’m such an impatient knitter that I would probably consider buying bigger shoes before I’d consider knitting with sock yarn πŸ˜‰


365 πŸ“·: 2017 289/365 – I got home from work and immediately went out in the back yard for a photo shoot while there was still some light. I wanted some nice shots of my new Taryn Shawl, and also (since I was wearing it already) I thought I should photograph the Vernal Pool sweater that I finished all the way back in May. I never gave it a proper shoot, or blogged about it or anything. I guess that’s what happens when you finish a warm knit just as summer is getting started.


365 πŸ“·: 2017 290/365 – There are many things that I can’t do during the day anymore that I wish I could still find time to do. Trips to Trader Joe’s is one of those things. Still, I managed to go tonight after dinner – I just couldn’t miss pumpkin season!


Instagram πŸ“±: It’s a little chilly this morning in New Jersey, but I’m warming up as we speak. [Taken at work.]

365 πŸ“·: 2017 291/365 – Hello, improvised two-at-a-time toe-up socks. I hope you come out wearable. Sincerely, me.


365 πŸ“·: 2017 292/365 – I took this phone photo on my lunch hour, so I could post it on Instagram. I’ve picked up my phone several times since then, but always got distracted before I could post it. Still haven’t done it. Wonder if I will ever get around to it…

Instagram πŸ“±: Knitting socks in the parking lot at lunch time. As you do. [Taken in the parking lot at work.]


365 πŸ“·: 2017 293/365 – Aidan and I are in New York for the Sheep & Wool Festival. It doesn’t even start until tomorrow and I’ve already bought some yarn… the Indie Untangled show is in our hotel, which is pretty cool. So many beautiful fibers, but this wool just jumped out at me. Resistance was futile. [Taken at the Best Western in Kingston, NY.]

Instagram πŸ“±: This is awesome. Yarny people everywhere. This is a far cry from the lonely weirdness of the Fishkill Ramada, LOL! [Taken at the Best Western in Kingston, NY.]

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: Octoberly

  1. Lisa, I have been following but not commenting due to fall break company with children and their families in town. Have fun at the festival!! Love the socks.

    1. Oh, that sounds so nice! I hope you enjoyed their visits!

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