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TWiP: Stitching

This Week in Pictures

Some weeks I don’t seem to get anything creative done. This is not one of those weeks. I’m knitting a sweater that is coming along nicely in the evenings, and by day I’ve been sewing.

For me, sewing at this point is really more about the finished product than the process. I don’t really love doing it, and once I’ve stitched up everything on my current list, I will be more than happy to pack the machine away again.

But then, I’ve always been somewhat of an end-result kind of person, impatient to be done with the process of making. It’s actually very surprising to me that I could enjoy knitting and crocheting so much. I mean, there are certainly faster (and cheaper) ways to get sweaters and blankets. I suppose as long as there are new stitch patterns to try, and new puzzles to work out, it will continue to captivate me.

Sewing, though? I think my sewing heyday has come and gone. At this stage, I just want to make things that are super easy and require as little fussiness (and as few pattern pieces) as possible.

So, what is This Week in Pictures?

It’s a roundup of the photos I shot for my Project 365 (one image each day for all of 2015), plus some everyday-life snapshots I posted on Instagram during the previous week.

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


365: 2015 10/365 – Neil and I found the down comforter in the attic last night, and this morning I woke up under a fluffy warm cloud.


365: 2015 11/365 – It’s Sunday, and I think it’s going to be all about the knitting today. Got a new sweater on the needles, and I’m eager to see the pattern progress.


365: 2015 12/365 – I brewed up a new CD to listen to in the car.


365: 2015 13/365 – Fifteen inches has gone pretty quickly. I love it so far. Cables are cool 🙂


365: 2015 14/365 – I’m really not in the mood to put this stuff away. I have to keep reminding myself that there can be no sewing in the dining room until the Christmas stuff goes away. I have fabric for two new shirts calling my name, so I think that may be just enough incentive…


365: 2015 15/365 – I sewed two shirts yesterday, and I’m happy with this one. It fits in with my usual cold-weather uniform, plus it will work well in the summer with a pair of shorts, too. (P.S. Look at me, joining 2015 with the skinny jeans and boots, LOL!)


365: 2015 16/365 – Almost done with the back of my sweater (and my second ball of yarn).

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. (Or Instagram, too!)

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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8 thoughts on “TWiP: Stitching

  1. I have been reading along for sometime and enjoy you very much!!! You get so much done while I am dreaming of it.

    1. Aw, thank you for saying so! Some weeks are far more productive than others. I do my fare share of dreaming 🙂 It’s always nice when you have a week where things actually get done!

  2. I like the gingham. Red is one of my favorite colors so maybe I am biased. Beside you will probably wear it with a cardigan or scarf that will break up all that gingham.

    1. I think you’re right. The friction between the flannel and my lightweight cotton sweaters makes it hard to put a cardigan on over it, but I forced them together the other day and liked the way it looked.

  3. I’m with you, I don’t really love the process of sewing. Just the end result and the oohs and aahs or admirers. :^) On the other hand, I love the process of spinning up yarn and knitting it into a product. Everything about the process is fascinating.

    Love the new sweater. I will be anxious to see the “end result.” :^)

    1. I’m eager to see the end result, too! I’ve had to stop to work on some “business knitting” that I am forced to prioritize, but I’m chomping at the bit to finish that sweater soon!

  4. Ohh, that sweater looks like its knitting up nicely! Love the cables. Do what you love best, right?! Sometimes you have to take a break if you’re not feeling it. I enjoy sewing baby clothes more than sewing for myself…probably because it goes faster. But I also enjoy knitting and crocheting better. It’s easier and portable 🙂 I kinda like the gingham!

    1. I did manage to crank out one more shirt (I tried another gingham one, this time in black) and I still have 4 more napkins to make, but then I’m putting the sewing machine away before the fabric mess gets out of control – that can happen so quickly to me!

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