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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.

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

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


365 πŸ“·: 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 β™₯


Instagram πŸ“±: The hardest part of an afternoon spent knitting is figuring out what to watch. Oh the time I have wasted browsing my Roku channels! I can finish this sweater today, if I can just settle on some enjoyable viewing material πŸ˜‰

365 πŸ“·: 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 πŸ“·: 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.

Instagram πŸ“±: That moment when you bind off a new knit, put it on immediately, and don’t want to take it off πŸ’Ÿ


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


Instagram πŸ“±: That feeling when your oblivious teenager plops himself down in the middle of your shot πŸ˜‚

365 πŸ“·: 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!


Instagram πŸ“±: 8 new bracelets. Because what else do I have to do two days before Christmas? πŸ˜‰ #makersgonnamake

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

Instagram πŸ“±: Cheers!πŸ·πŸŽ„

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!


This Week in PicturesΒ 

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!!! πŸ™‚

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