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TWiP: Busy-ness

This Week in Pictures (TWiP) at Polka Dot Cottage

I think this week I’m going to let the pictures do all of the talking, because if all has gone according to plan, Aidan and I are already halfway to Rhinebeck, and we’re too busy enjoying the foliage, our Fall music, and the pleasant drive to blog right now πŸπŸ‚πŸŽ΅πŸ˜ƒ

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.

πŸ“· = taken with my Canon DSLR
πŸ“± = taken with my Samsung phone

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

Saturday

Instagram πŸ“±: Some more #pdcstudearrings that may or may not be completed. I have to make a few finishing decisions before I’m ready to sell any. Pretty happy, though. That pair in the front is mine. I’m already wearing them right now 😊 #pdc

365 πŸ“·: 2016 282/366 – Despite the fact that I am usually home all day during the week, I still feel like there is nothing more exciting than a free weekend with which to explore creative ideas.

Sunday

Instagram πŸ“±: Good Morning, Instagram! It’s a rainy day here in New Jersey, and I’m camped out next to the biggest window in the house, getting all of the light I possibly can, and photographing my new #pdcstudearrings. If all goes well, several pairs will be in the shop by the end of the day πŸ’Ÿ #pdc

Instagram πŸ“±: The fruits of my weekend labor: 20+ different varieties of #pdcstudearrings 😊

365 πŸ“±: 2016 283/366 – It’s been a nice weekend. I finally indulged some creative urges I’ve been ignoring for months, and the 13-year-old and I had plenty of quality time together. Tonight we took a nice walk in the park β™₯ [Taken in Gillette, NJ.]

Instagram πŸ“±: I want to knit myself a Christmas sweater this year. First step? Center-pull balls. And a pumpkin spice latte. And an episode of NCIS.

Monday

365 πŸ“·: 2016 284/366 – The kids have a few days off from school this week, so we took today to visit my parents and a couple of lazy cats. [Taken at my parents’ house.]

Tuesday

Instagram πŸ“±: I started another #pdcportholepullover last night. I want to make this one with short sleeves and wear it for Christmas 😊

365 πŸ“·: 2016 285/366 – Today I got stuff done: shipped some orders, photographed a new product for my website, added that new product to my website, opened custom ordering in my shop, started a little Instagram contest, wrote a blog post, and took care of some important email. I think tonight I will sleep well.

Wednesday

Instagram πŸ“±: Putting a little extra shine on a new batch of #pdcstudearrings.

365 πŸ“±: 2016 286/366 – I’m finding myself very busy, which usually leads to multi-tasking on my part. This evening it took the form of preparing supper while watching an Etsy seller panel on YouTube and photographing new items for my shop.

Thursday

365 πŸ“·: 2016 287/366 – Another productive day today! I took care of some important financial stuff, made some improvements to my resume, and tagged a bunch of inventory to be brought to the boutique (and other stuff to be set aside for my upcoming craft show). And somewhere in there I found time to have 3 cups of coffee in my favorite mug.

Friday

Instagram πŸ“±: Packing my layers for #rhinebeck 😊. Ideally it will be a great day for my #pdcportholepullover but if it’s cold, I’ll also need my #hitchhikershawl on top of it. And then, in the disastrous event that it’s too hot for the sweater (gasp!) I need a T-shirt and light cardi to wear with the shawl. It’s the one day a year I hope for high temperatures below 60F 😎

365 πŸ“·: 2016 288/366 – I narrowed it down to a modest little pile of handknits for this weekend: a cardigan, a pullover, and two shawls. Aidan and I are hanging out in the hotel tonight. We’re probably going to run out for coffee soon, but then I’m going to throw on my pajamas, do some knitting and watch a little Scarecrow and Mrs. King ☺ [Taken at a hotel in Fishkill.]

Instagram πŸ“±: The man child and I are in Fishkill. Our #rhinebeck2016 adventure begins β˜•β˜• [Taken at Starbucks.]

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!

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  1. Have fun!! πŸ™‚

  2. Great trip!!! Love the red for your new sweater! What yarn is it? Cool contraption to make the center pulls.

    1. I just realized I never answered this! The yarn is Cascade 220 πŸ™‚

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