Posted on 4 Comments

TWiP: Week 53

This Week in Pictures (TWiP) at Polka Dot Cottage

You probably know that there are 52 weeks in a year, but did you know that some years there are 53? I didn’t.

I recently started putting week numbers on my TWiP mosaics so that I could more easily look back and compare to previous years, and it was then that I discovered 2015 had 53 weeks! Who knew?

2015’s Week 53 was your typical week-after-Christmas around here, which is a totally Good Thing. It was so Good in fact, that I never made the time to come here and blog about the handmade goodies I’d been planning to blog about.

There were four Christmas knits this year, some secret ornaments, and I sewed myself a Christmas Eve dress. Plus, I still haven’t shown you the sweater I finished knitting for Neil back in October. Oops.

Instead, Week 53 found me visiting family, starting a new knitting project, sleeping in (until 9:00! how will I ever go back to 6:30 on Monday??), and playing with my new toys. Bliss.

2016 is going to see me transitioning to a full-time job outside of the home. It’s not what I want, but it’s what must be. As such, I am keenly aware that my weeks-after-Christmas may be significantly less crafty/lazy/wonderful from here on out. I’m glad this one was so pleasant!

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.

As of Wednesday, I have a better phone! I hope this will help my mobile photography not look so, um, awful, LOL!

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

Saturday

365: 2015 360/365 – Christmas #3. This time at Mom & Dad’s house πŸ˜€

Sunday

365: 2015 361/365 – I think I may be in crafty book heaven: 4 knitting books, 1 crochet book, 1 repurposing-old-linens book, and 1 photography book. Let the knowledge absorption begin!

Monday

365: 2015 362/365 – I visited my aunt today, and her little gray blur of a dog, too πŸ™‚

Tuesday

365: 2015 363/365 – I was lucky enough to get about a zillion dollars in Starbucks gift cards this Christmas, so I got myself a mid-afternoon blonde roast and upgraded it to a grande (as opposed to my usual tall). Then I spent all afternoon with some selfish knitting (now that Christmas is over, ’tis the season!) The new sweater will be Lesley from Hannah Fettig’s Home & Away (a Christmas gift from my in-laws). The yarn is from Good Karma Farms and was my Rhinebeck splurge this year. The funky socks were a Christmas gift from Santa (they were in my stocking) and the sweater I’m wearing is Seacoast, which I knit from the first batch of Good Karma yarn I bought at my first Rhinebeck.

Wednesday

365: 2015 364/365 – His and Hers ☺ (and let me tell you, the owner of Hers is super excited to be trading up from a 5mp phone camera to a 16mp… let the Instagramming begin!)

Thursday

365: 2015 365/365 – The last day of 2015! We had dinner with family and friends, and although we went home reeking of the coffee that we spilled all over ourselves, it was a nice time πŸ™‚ Happy New Year! [taken with my phone]

View this post on Instagram

Cheers! β˜ΊπŸŽ‰

A post shared by Lisa Clarke (@lclarke522) on

Friday

365: 2016 1/366 – Well, here we are back at the beginning of Project 365. This is my eighth one! And this year, it’s a 366 because of leap year. Let’s kick it off with a little mobile photography. My sister and I went for a walk while visiting our aunt and uncle today, and I decided to see what my new phone could do in the daylight. It was really cold, and I only took a few pictures before I gave up. This was the first, though, and I was so happy with it, I did a little dance. My old phone would not have gotten that nice bokeh in the far away lights.

View this post on Instagram

Cold Weather Sister Selfie 😊

A post shared by Lisa Clarke (@lclarke522) on

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!

Posted on 4 Comments

4 thoughts on “TWiP: Week 53

  1. Love the pj’s!! Enjoy your new sweater project!

    1. Thanks, Chloe!

  2. Happy New Year πŸ™‚

    1. Thanks, Jamie, same to you!

Leave a comment!

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.