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TWiP: ’twas the week before Christmas…

It’s Christmas Eve, and I am happy to report that I seem to have avoided my annual pre-holiday meltdown, despite my best efforts to procrastinate and do everything but what was on my list.

The shopping is finished, and the wrapping is almost done, too. Finishing that will take me an hour, tops.

Any cooking I have to do doesn’t require any significant effort, so I’m not concerned about that, either.

I’m going to sign off here now and enjoy the uncharacteristic lack-of-mental-breakdown before I jinx it up good 😜

Merry Christmas, my friends!

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.

📷 = taken with my Canon DSLR
📱 = taken with my Samsung phone

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


365 📷: 2016 352/366 – We’re never very ceremonious about putting up the tree, but tonight I decided we should do it together. I put on some music, Neil lit the fire, I baked some cookies and made hot chocolate, and we had a nice time getting it all set up ♥


365 📷: 2016 353/366 – You know what’s great about December? Any time I can’t think of a picture to take for Project 365, I can just play with Christmas light bokeh.


365 📷: 2016 354/366 – I have about 2 inches of sleeve left and then I’m finished with this! Unfortunately, this is all the yarn I have left in this ball. It feels crazy to have to wind a new ball of yarn for such a small amount.


365 📷: 2016 355/366 – Well, Merry Christmas to me! I finished this sweater which was purely a selfish knitting project. It wasn’t for any pattern I am publishing, or anything like that. I just wanted to try my hand at stranded colorwork, so I looked at some of my previous patterns for the basic shape, and I referred to a couple of books for guidance on the colorwork, and just improvised my way to the end. The fit is a little wonky across the back, but I really really like it anyway! And I’m so happy to have something in a neutral color, too.


365 📷: 2016 356/366 – I was out Christmas shopping today, and I got myself a little something: a sugar plum scented candle.


365 📷: 2016 357/366 – I really had no intention of doing any more clay work before Christmas, but I just couldn’t silence the little voice that kept telling me I should make a few bracelets as gifts. So here I am, late at night on the 22nd, laying polymer clay strips into brass channels and hoping I’ll have time to sand and buff the cured bracelets tomorrow!


365 📷: 2016 358/366 – Neil and I bought these two rolls of wrapping paper separately. We have surprisingly similar taste.

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!


This Week in Pictures 


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2 thoughts on “TWiP: ’twas the week before Christmas…

  1. Hello Lisa,

    I am still here enjoying all your posts and life stories! I do like to ask you every once in a while to give us a new twist on your skirt tutorials….I know I have already requested the Reversible Skirt and you will probably get to that eventually. But how about a skirt with pockets, and also another skirt option with a liner, or maybe that falls under the Reversible Skirt option…I just know that when my daughter has her ideas for me to sew, I check with Lisa first! You Skirt tutorials are simply the best and I use them constantly, thank you for sharing them Lisa!

    Kindest Regards, Felicia

  2. Sooo, pretty!!! I love the lights photo! And your sweater is adorable!!! 🙂

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