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TWiP: Just Lounging Around

This Week in Pictures (TWiP) at Polka Dot Cottage

Sometime near the end of this week I finally snapped out of my back-to-school paralysis, or whatever it was that was keeping me from getting anything at all done, and started tackling some things around the house that had been clamoring for my attention.

And yet, you’d never know it from the pictures I took this week. It does appear that I’ve done nothing but knit and sip coffee. That might have been nice, but I assure you it didn’t happen 😉

So, what is This Week in Pictures?

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

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

Saturday

365: 2015 248/365 – One of these days I will figure out the art of successfully stuffing the bottom of the chimney with newspapers, so that they burn long enough to ignite the coals. I always have the worst time getting that to work.

Sunday

365: 2015 249/365 – In the home stretch! I might even be able to finish tonight…

Instagram: Another successful dip into Granny’s button jar. I actually found 8 that match! #knitting #sweaters

Monday

Instagram: My Tin Can Knits Caribou Cardigan is finished! Don’t mind me while I bounce around over here doing the sweater completion dance 😍 #knitting #sweaters

365: 2015 250/365 – I thought it would be fun to take a picture of the eight of us, sitting around drying off after a nice swim in my parents’ pool, eating watermelon, maybe waving goodbye to summer, but my idea was rejected by about 2/3 of the people I wanted in the shot. So Happy Labor Day, and please enjoy this photo of four watermelon rinds and my out-of-focus firstborn who was stuck holding the plate.

Tuesday

365: 2015 251/365 – Casting on for a new sweater tonight. This one is for Neil. Maybe if he has a nice cozy sweater to wear, he won’t notice when I creep the thermostat down little by little this winter 😉

Wednesday

365: 2015 252/365 – Neil’s sweater after one evening working on it. I’m using fairly heavy yarn, which makes the process go more quickly than my usual sweater knitting.

Thursday

365: 2015 253/365 – I know we need the rain, and I’m glad it’s here, but I can’t help but wish it felt more refreshing and chilly like a September rain is supposed to feel, and less like the middle of July. So humid. Blech.

Friday

Instagram: Good morning 🌞 I’m enjoying a post-workout cup of delicious coffee, while perched atop the dining room cabinet I finally cleaned off yesterday. How about you?

Instagram: I’ve been admiring the strap from my grandmother’s old camera, while using a sub-standard homemade prototype on my own camera, but I finally had a duh moment and put Granny’s strap on mine. Much better 😊📷

365: 2015 254/365 – I spent this morning getting sweaty and tired, first at the gym and then cleaning the house. It seemed only fair to spend a few minutes this afternoon kicking back next to a breezy open window with a latte and a library book. (Hm, this is my second post of the day, crossed-legged with a cup of coffee – will you ever believe that I was actually productive today?!)

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!

One thought on “TWiP: Just Lounging Around

  1. What a wonderful week!

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