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TWiP: Four Shades of Green

I really thought I was going to spend some time this week writing up those shows-and-tells we talked about last Saturday, but as it turns out, the task never crossed my mind. I have spent the last 7 days completely absorbed in my latest knitting project. So much so, that I didn’t even turn on my laptop all week. It was crazy.

So, I’m knitting this shawl, and I’m making it up as I go along. It’s got four shades of green and four different textures in it, and I’m so eager to see how it turns out!

It makes me think of Irish hills, not that I’ve ever been to Ireland, mind you, but I was watching all of the episodes of an Irish drama while I knit, and it just feels like I’m going to think of this as my “Irish Shawl.”

I would like it to have a more creative name than that, so if you think of anything, do let me know! Also, I’m all out of Irish TV to watch while I finish this, so if you have any suggestions in that vein, too, I’m all ears.

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. For the month of September, I’m participating inΒ the #habitblog hashtag.

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

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


Instagram πŸ“±: September 23 – Happy Birthday, Dad ❀ #habitblog [Taken at my parents’ house.]

365 πŸ“·: 2017 266/365 – It’s really hard to take a group photo when you can’t see the screen… We finally got everyone in the shot on attempt number eleven πŸ˜‰ Happy Birthday, Dad/Grandpa/Don! [Taken at my parents’ house.]


Instagram πŸ“±: That moment when a color scheme comes together πŸ’š

Instagram πŸ“±: September 24 – It’s 90Β°F. Where, oh where, is this “sweater weather” I was promised? 😭 #habitblog

365 πŸ“·: 2017 267/365 – I feel like I am melting. It’s actually cooled off a little and it’s still unbearably hot in this house. I’d turn on the A/C but I know in just a few hours it’ll be a nice cool 65 degrees. Until then, though… ugh!


Instagram πŸ“±: September 25 – A book finished, a lunch hour well spent, and 15 minutes to spare. #habitblog [Taken in the courtyard at work.]

Instagram πŸ“±: It’s a good thing I was really busy at work today, because if I had had any time at all for my mind to wander, I’d have spent it wishing I could get my hands back on these needles. Glad to be home now πŸ’š

365 πŸ“·: 2017 268/365 – The heatwave continues, and I have a pile of wool on my lap. Priorities!


365 πŸ“·: 2017 269/365 – I hate to say this, but the fancy yarn that I designed this entire shawl to be a showcase for looks kind of terrible in this context. I’m not sure what to do about this. I may have to rip it out and come up with an alternate plan… for both the yarn and the shawl!

Instagram πŸ“±: September 26 – And then I ripped out the rows I’d done in my special variegated skein and decided to replace them with a solid I’ve had in my basement for years. #habitblog


Instagram πŸ“±: September 27 – Most days I have Greek yogurt and granola for lunch. And some days I… don’t. #habitblog [Taken at Starbucks.]

365 πŸ“·: 2017 270/365 – I wonder what my neighborhood librarians think about the titles I put on hold. [Taken at the library.]


Instagram πŸ“±: September 28 – This fourth section has been a lesson in keeping it simple. After 2 false starts, simple solid green stockinette is perfect. #habitblog [Taken in the courtyard at work.]

365 πŸ“·: 2017 271/365 – Oh, now this is the sweater weather I’ve been waiting for! It’s enough to make you throw on a poncho and treat yourself to a maple pecan latte. [Taken at Starbucks.]


Instagram πŸ“±: September 29 – I will take a whole bunch more of these pleasant, breezy, perfect-for-outdoor-lunching days, please πŸ•. #habitblog [Taken at a pizza place whose name I forget in The Hills in Basking Ridge.]

365 πŸ“·: 2017 272/365 – It’s that time of year where the grass deposits little seeds all over my clothes as I walk down the path. It’s annoying, but they can be forgiven when they’re this photogenic. Gotta love that late afternoon Autumn sunlight.

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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2 thoughts on “TWiP: Four Shades of Green

  1. Very nice shawl. You will be happier with it since the changes.

    1. I agree. I’ve made a little progress this weekend, and I feel like the solid darker green was the right choice.

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