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TWiP: Close to Home

This Week in Pictures, Week 33, 2021

Unlike Week 33s past, the 2021 Week 33 did not involve any beachy day trips, weekend getaways, or intercontinental travel. I barely left the house. On the plus side, I did manage to procure a bouquet of zinnias, which inspired some photo play and kept me plenty entertained.

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TWiP: Window Box Chicken

This Week in Pictures, Week 31, 2021

I don’t know how the time manages to pass so quickly, but it always does. It’s August already. I feel like the summer just started, and yet we’re only a few short weeks away from pumpkin latte season. I’m starting to feel a little desperate to make sure I’ve availed myself of enough summer joy while it’s still here.

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TWiP: Instant Gratification

This Week in Pictures, Week 30, 2021

It’s been a little over two years since I bought my first instant camera, and in that time, I’ve taken a few photos that I love, and a whole lot of photos that are kind of terrible. I don’t know what keeps me plunking down my hard-earned cash on yet another pack of film, or worse, a whole new camera to love/hate, but here we are. As of this week, I’ve got four instant cameras and two and a half photo albums full of evidence of my misadventures. I do think, though, that I may have finally turned a corner with my latest purchase…

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In threes

This past week I knit the quickest sweater ever. I knit it twice, in fact, and it still only took me six days.

Why twice? If you take a look at that teddy bear picture, that was the first iteration of the sweater. You may notice that the third textural stripe is inconsistent. On one side of the button band it has three rows in it, and on the other side it has two.  I knit all the way to the bottom (I had a mere four rows left to go) before I noticed it.

I considered gifting it as-is, but the more I looked at it, the more it bugged me. So, I ripped back to the mistake and re-knit most of the sweater.

I’m glad I did, too. It makes me so much happier to look at it now.

Before this, the last thing I knit was my big red sweater, which totally ruined my enthusiasm for the craft. Burnout. That was six months ago and I had no desire to pick up the needles again until a week ago. September will do that to a person, I suppose. The knitting bug bit me hard, and I was suddenly desperate to knit a sweater.

I don’t usually use craft store yarn (I guess working in a LYS for a while spoiled me) but I wasn’t able to go shopping, and I had this Bamboo Ewe in my stash from some failed experiment or other, and I had plenty of it. As it turns out, it makes a really soft and squishy baby sweater.

The details

Pattern: In Threes: a Baby Cardigan by Kelly Herdrich

Yarn: Stitch Nation Bamboo Ewe in Beach Glass

Needle: 8

Modifications: None.

Next up? Another Tea Leaves for me. I have worn the daylights out of the first one I made. I love it! But there are one or two things about it that I have wished I could change. A sale on Cascade 220 Tweed at WEBS made me commit to another one. Just waiting for the yarn to arrive…

P.S. Some of you requested that I offer buttons and pens in the shop? Your wish is my command!

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  1. I would have fixed it too, it would have driven me crazy. You know I’ve picked up bamboo & ewe for a few projects too & quite like it.

    1. It’s nice and soft. I still have a few skeins left. I was thinking a vest for the big brother, but who knows if I’ll actually get around to that 🙂

  2. Why is it that we’re always 99% done with a project before we notice a major mistake? What a pain to have to rip it out–but in the end, it was worth it. The final result is adorable!

    1. Thank you. I’m just glad it wasn’t a BIG sweater! Then I would have been truly conflicted. I’m not the world’s fastest knitter, and it pains me to un-do any of it 🙂

  3. LOL! I’m a slow crafter myself.

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