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TWiP: Hot Dogs, Glazed Carrots, and Strawberries

This week I had grilled hot dogs twice. My favorite Summer meal. And I whipped up a little heart-healthy strawberry dessert for Neil’s birthday. As for glazed carrots? I actually think carrots are much better raw than they are cooked, so in this case, “glazed carrot” refers to that lovely orangey-red in the shawl I’ve been knitting. It’s the name Malabrigo gave to that color πŸ˜€

So, what is This Week in Pictures?

It’s a roundup of the photos I shot for Project 365 (the occasional when-I-feel-like-it theme for 2017 is “words”), 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“·: 2017 224/365 – My nephew, the newly-minted college graduate flipping burgers for the fam. [Taken at my parents’ house.]

Instagram πŸ“±: Playing #thevotinggame with the family, and these are the cards I won… They know me well πŸ˜‚ [Taken at my parents’ house.]


Instagram πŸ“±: I ripped it out and started over. I didn’t like the color arrangement, plus I’d made a few mistakes early on that were bothering me. I’m still not sure about it… The colors are starting to feel clowny to me. I’m going to press onward and hope that it appeals to me more as it grows!

365 πŸ“·: 2017 225/365 – Tis the season for grilled hot dogs! Two days in a row, and I’m not complaining…

Instagram πŸ“·: So much progress today on my #bradwayshawl … My fingers are sore from all the knitting! I’m feeling better about these colors than I was this morning. Now I can slow down and take my time with the rest of it 😊


365 πŸ“·: 2017 226/365 – I’m not sure if I’m going to do any knitting tonight. It’s kind of pretty just sitting there in the basket.


Instagram πŸ“±: Ok, Tuesday, let’s do this thing. [Taken at work.]

Instagram πŸ“±: It’s so nice to be back home after work, on this rainy day, sitting on the couch with an in-progress knit on my lap, waiting for dinner to be ready β˜”

365 πŸ“·: 2017 227/365 – I sat down at the clay table for the first time in a while tonight. I was trying to copy an old cane that I no longer remember how to make. I didn’t do half bad, but it’s not perfect. I have to decide if it’s good enough, or if I need to buy more clay and try again.


365 πŸ“·: 2017 228/365 – That moment when you finally get tired of your low rise jeans strangling you around the middle, and buy yourself a more forgiving cut.

Instagram πŸ“±: I’ve got my ice water and my Roku remote, I’m in my pajamas early, the sunset is coming in the bedroom window, my favorite candle is lit, and I’ve got a basket full of knitting at the ready. Life is good. At least, it’s good when I stay off of Facebook and Twitter… So much unpleasant news lately πŸ˜• Instagram is my oasis of calm and beauty. I hope you all keep posting pretty things for me to look at when I need a little escapism, and I’ll try to do the same for you πŸ’Ÿ


Instagram πŸ“·: Celebrating @clarkesworld’s birthday with a little strawberry treat πŸ“

365 πŸ“·: 2017 229/365 – Happy Birthday to Neil!


Instagram πŸ“±: Feet up on the desk crocheting little circles on my lunch hour. As you do. [Taken at work.]

365 πŸ“·: 2017 230/365 – It. Is. Pouring.

Instagram πŸ“±: Oh my gosh, the dramatic sky tonight was not to be believed! ☁ [Taken in the Starbucks parking lot.]

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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3 thoughts on “TWiP: Hot Dogs, Glazed Carrots, and Strawberries

  1. I love the way this shawl is coming along now. All that light color in one spot was a bit jarring before.

    1. I agree. This is much better. I can’t wait to finish it, but I’ve run out of yarn and can’t work on it all weekend!

  2. Busy week!! Love the shawl and all!

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