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.
Ready? Cast your mind back to this time last week…
Instagram 📱: Saturday afternoon, The Handmaid’s Tale, and the second sleeve.
365 📷: 2017 329/365 – It’s beginning to look a lot like winter. The leaves are all gone, and the grass is looking less green by the day.
Instagram 📷: Well, it still needs to be blocked, but the knitting is done! Yay! This is my prototype for a new pattern I want to call the Weekend Sweater, and frankly, I think it’s going to live up to its name very well. It’s like a cozy pullover sweatshirt, but nicer 😊 Pattern coming as soon as I can manage to decipher the scribbles I wrote down on the Post It note I kept in my knitting bag 😜
365 📷: 2017 330/365 – I always want to wear a new sweater the second it comes off the needles, but it always looks so much better after a long soak and an air dry. I’ve done the soaking part. Now I’m hoping to speed up the drying part by taking advantage of the fire…
365 📷: 2017 331/365 – This is probably the easiest sweater design I have come up with yet! No purls, no shaping, no fancy stitch patterns… just a bunch of straight knitting. It’s so comfortable! I am going to hurry up and get the pattern ready to publish while I still have some enthusiasm for the task!
365 📷: 2017 332/365 – We got a few trees taken down this week. This particular tree was the reason I used to sleep downstairs in the family room every time the wind got too gusty. Now I can spend the next stormy night in my own bed. It’s hard to tell from this photo just how big around the trunk of this tree was. I stuck my lens cap on top of the bottom right piece for scale.
Instagram 📱: It’s been over a year since I got this far designing a pattern – an actual first draft with photos and everything! I’m spending my lunch hour proofreading (and eating pretzels, peanuts, and chocolate, LOL) and maybe I can get this in the shop today or tomorrow! #pdcfb #pdcweekendsweater [update: I did it!] [Taken at work.]
365 📷: 2017 333/365 – This is one of the snacks Neil brought home from China. It’s red-wine-and-chocolate flavored. Which is about as unusual as it sounds.
365 📷: 2017 334/365 – I’ve got a big bin of cheap cotton yarn, so you’d think that when I come up with a new project, I would never have to go shopping for more. But you’d be wrong. It turns out that my cotton stash is about 50% different shades of aqua, and the rest are yellowey greens and orangey reds.
Instagram 📱: #pdcbemerry Dec 1- Kicking off this month of merriment with a candy cane in my morning coffee. (In the time it’s taken me to post this, the whole bottom has melted off!). [If you want to join me, jump in any time – you can do something big or something small, every day or once a week… It’s up to you 😊] [Taken at work.]
365 📷: 2017 335/365 – I bought myself a cute little advent calendar last month, and it wasn’t until I got it home that I noticed the little things it tells you to do each day are aimed at little kids. I have no problem ignoring the instructions and just eating the chocolate, but *somebody* in my house thought he should give me alternate instructions. You can probably guess who it was, since one of the new tasks is “scratch your husband’s back…”
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!