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TWiP: On the Road Again

This Week in Pictures (TWiP) at Polka Dot Cottage

It’s that time of year again: Convention Season. During the months of October and November, we spend about half of our weekends traveling to one event or another. We began this week in Maryland while Neil attended Capclave. And now, I write to you from a hotel room in New Paltz, NY where Aidan and I are spending our nights this weekend. Half an hour away (or 40 minutes if you take the scenic route as we plan to do) is Rhinebeck. We’ll be there much of Saturday. If you are going to be there, too, and would like to meet up, check my Instagram hashtag #pdcsayhello. I’ll be taking a bathroom selfie before we hit the road, so you know what I’m wearing and can be on the lookout for me πŸ™‚ Don’t forget, if you stop me to say hello, I will give you a Polka Dot Cottage button and a coupon!

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

Instagram: I’ve decided that knitting cables on a sleeve in the round is just crazytown. Six needles! It’s a wonder I can tell what I’m doing… [in Maryland]

Instagram: This sleeve is slow going, although it’s gotten better since I switched from dpns to a circular. Still, the #knitting is hypnotic and I kind of want to take a nap now.😴 [in Maryland]

365: 2015 283/365 – This is how long the sleeve of Neil’s sweater was when I started working on it this morning. I have spent a lot of time knitting today, and I’m 8 or 9 inches further along. I really thought I’d be done with both sleeves this weekend, but these are taking longer than I expected. All those cables slow a girl down πŸ˜€ [in Maryland]

Sunday

Instagram: I’m pretty sure this is the first time I’ve ever taken them to Denny’s, which seems a little hard to believe. [in Maryland]

365: 2015 284/365 – This 4-hour road trip home was brought to us by The Innocence Mission, Simon + Garfunkel, and copious amounts of loud singing-along from the front seat (aka, from me and me alone – the boys had their own conversation going)

Monday

2015 285/365

365: 2015 285/365 – Fall table mat. Those M&Ms on the top are good (white chocolate candy corn) but the ones below it (pumpkin spice latte) are disappointing. I’ve been sitting at this table a lot lately, playing old school solitaire with my new deck of BOG + Flufy cards.

Tuesday

365: 2015 286/365 – I like overcast Fall mornings.

Wednesday

365: 2015 287/365 – Let me just slip this coaster under my coffee mug. Because that will definitely be enough to protect the couch if I knock the mug over. #deludedthinking

Instagram: I’ve been collecting fabric lately (on a bit of a plaid kick as you can see) for some new tops. I was thinking I’d do my usual peasant style (which I can do with my eyes closed at this point) but I’m having second thoughts. It might be time to try something new. βœ‚

Instagram: I think I’m going to sew #beatrix but there’s still time for me to decide that I don’t want to deal with the learning curve of a new pattern and just go to my old standby…

Thursday

Instagram: Always a nice surprise when a publisher sends me a new book to review ☺

365: 2015 288/365 – I got the polymer clay out today and finally fixed some buttons that were driving me crazy on one of my sweaters. Tutorial coming soon. Maybe even today πŸ™‚

Instagram: So excited my new Polka Dot Cottage buttons have arrived! Come and say hello to me at #rhinebeck on Saturday and I’ll give you one πŸ˜€ #pdcsayhello

Friday

2015 289/365

365: 2015 289/365 – This was a pretty good setup, but after the first few moves I still managed to lose. Solitaire is the only game I lose more than I win and still enjoy playing. Weird.

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!

3 thoughts on “TWiP: On the Road Again

  1. Awesome pictures. I love those plaids! Makes me want to sew something cute.:)

  2. I continue to enjoy your blogs. I have been contemplating a couple of top patterns from a shop I found on Etsy. I haven’t tried them yet so can’t tell you anything more than I like the way the look. They are the Dip Hem T-shirt and the Kimono Top by Salme patterns. There is also a web site. Both patterns have a current look but appear to be simple and quick. Love how your sweater is coming along.

  3. Your weeks always look so full of lovely things!
    Those M&Ms look yummy – we don’t get the cool flavours here in the UK πŸ™

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