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TWiP: Lit.

I’m afraid I didn’t get too creative this week. I have a million excuses, most of them are even valid, but really, it probably just comes down to the fact that I like Christmas light bokeh. And when it’s dark, and I’ve had a day that looks pretty much like all of the other days before it, and nothing stands out as being The Thing of the Day That Should be Photographed, it’s sooooo easy to fall back on the pretty lights!

I refuse to apologize 😁

Maybe next week, I’ll take some pictures with more variety. And maybe I won’t… I have 10 days off! It’s the longest break I’ve had since I started my job, and so I plan to spend as much of it as possible doing only the things that I feel like doing at the time.

Since the chances of me coming back here to post again before the holiday are roughly zero, I’ll say it now: Merry Christmas! XO

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 350/365 – Itty bitty pinecones and a little bit of snow still hanging on to the branches after yesterday’s snowfall.

Instagram πŸ“±: #pdcbemerry Dec 16 – A few years ago I crocheted these snowflakes from #caitlinsainio ‘s #100snowflakestocrochet book. Today I’m going to make a garland out of them and hang them in the family room ❄


365 πŸ“·: 2017 351/365 – The tree is up and lit. No ornaments on it yet. Maybe tonight or tomorrow.

Instagram πŸ“·: #pdcbemerry Dec 17 – I’m in between knitting projects, so I’ve been crocheting Christmas coasters that I don’t need πŸ˜„


Instagram πŸ“·: #pdcbemerry Dec 18 – Today’s bit of merriment comes in the form of a red sweater. I love this sweater so much, but the sleeve length makes it awkward to find the right weather for it. But today, I was like, “I don’t care! It’s almost Christmas – I am wearing the festive red sweater!” 😊

365 πŸ“·: 2017 352/365 – I had an idea for a new raglan pullover.


Instagram πŸ“±: #pdcbemerry Dec 19 – I’m often the first one in the office in the morning, and today I decided to leave the main lights off, and work by the light of my cubicle decorations. It was so cozy, but it didn’t last long before other people arrived and needed the overhead lights on πŸ˜‰ [Taken at work.]

365 πŸ“·: 2017 353/365 – I guess it’s time to go through all of these packages and start wrapping something…


Instagram πŸ“±: #pdcbemerry Dec 20 – Today’s little bit of merriment was going to be taking place in a local market while I shopped for a few small gifts at lunch time. But I forgot to go. Instead, I kicked up my feet and made some progress on my latest pattern prototype while I watched my holiday screen saver 😊 [Taken at work.]

365 πŸ“·: 2017 354/365 – We’ve got even more lights on the tree now. Still haven’t hung the ornaments, come to think of it…


365 πŸ“·: 2017 355/365 – At this time of year, it’s a pretty good bet that if I can’t think of anything to photograph, I will do *something* that involves a string of lights.


365 πŸ“·: 2017 356/365 – Christmas cards on a wire. We gave up sending cards ourselves so long ago, it’s a wonder we still receive any. I appreciate those persistant friends and family who send us cards despite our lack of reciprocation 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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