I’ve been chipping away at that to-do list that I mentioned last week, and I may finally be at a place where I can take a deep breath and relax a bit. Whew.
Even the things that I have done for relaxation this week have not been purely for me. All of my knitting has been for the goal of publishing a new pattern, and the small amount of crocheting I’ve done has also been with a paycheck in mind. I’ve been daydreaming about casting on some selfish knitting, and I may now be in the position to do so.
I’ve been encouraged by the ease and beauty of the Hitchhiker Shawl I knit a few weeks ago (more on that in a future post) and now I’m thinking that I’d like another in colors that are more “me.” Don’t get me wrong, I love the rainbow I knit, but the idea of one in blues and greens makes me swoon.
I’m probably going to treat myself to some time at the New Jersey Sheep and Fiber Festival this weekend. I’ll be on the lookout for the perfect blue-green yarn for a new shawl while I’m there.
If there are any local fiber enthusiasts reading this, I hope you’ll stop me and say hello. I will probably be there on Sunday ☺
So, what is This Week in Pictures?
It’s a roundup of the photos I shot for Project 365 (one image each day for all of 2016), plus some snapshots I posted on Instagram during the previous week.
Ready? Cast your mind back to this time last week…
365 📷: 2016 247/366 – Soaking my rainbow Porthole Pullover so I can block it and give it a proper photo shoot.
365 📷: 2016 248/366 – Back to Mom’s workbench today. One of my pegboards for my boutique display didn’t fit, so Mom cut off two inches (which I am keeping for another potential display piece) and I sanded & painted the rough edges. [Taken at my parents’ house.]
365 📷: 2016 249/366 – It’s a beautiful morning for an outdoor photo shoot. All of my rainbow stuff has been properly blocked, and I love the way they fit. I plan to wear these together to Rhinebeck (or separately, depending on the weather – fingers crossed for a chilly day!)
365 📷: 2016 250/366 – And so begins another school year…
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My display at @tmcsboutique is all fixed up, and they're open for business! If you're in the New Providence, NJ area, and would like to see my work in person (along with that of several other local artists) be sure to stop by 😊 The new location is on Springfield Ave, across the street from Starbucks. #pdc
365 📷: 2016 251/366 – The idea of washing my handknits has always been intimidating to me, but I finally did it this week. My most-worn four sweaters got soaked, and then dried flat. They look new again 🙂
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Progress. I've tested all kinds of shaping on the body of this #pdcportholepullover prototype. Next up, sleeves. I can't wait to publish this pattern! I just want to pull the trigger on it right away, but I know I need to do my due diligence first and really test my ideas. It's hard being responsible 😁 #pdc
365 📷: 2016 252/366 – My youngest is in 8th grade this year, so this is the last set of back-to-school paperwork I will ever have to fill out for our grade school. I’d say it’s bittersweet, but really it’s just sweet. I’ve been wishing they’d computerize this stuff since 2008. I must have written our address down in six different places on these forms!
365 📷: 2016 253/366 – Life is just a bowl of hot dogs.
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!