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TWiP: Finishing Up the Campfire Blanket

This Week in Pictures, Week 50, 2020

This week’s photos are a little crochet-heavy, I will admit. But it’s always like that when I finish a big project. My 365 photos leading up to the completion of the project are always exclaiming how “almost done” I am, and then once the last end is woven in and the project has soaked and the fibers are all relaxed, the nice camera comes out. I had a small indoor photo shoot for this blanket, but hopefully later in the month, I can talk a few of my housemates into helping me stage a nice outdoor shoot. I am hoping to get an image that would be perfect for a pattern cover, because the Campfire Blanket is definitely the next Polka Dot Cottage pattern to be published.

Until I get a chance to blog this blanket properly, check out my Story from Tuesday below for some extra images 🙂

If Christmas were not just around the corner and taking up my spare time (and if I didn’t have a full time job I need to attend to) I could probably get this pattern published within a week. But that’s just not realistic right now. I’m aiming for early January, when there’s still plenty of winter left for you to enjoy a pile of wool on your lap. If it ends up being sooner, that will just be a nice bonus!

So, what is This Week in Pictures?

It’s a roundup of the microblogging I’ve done on Flickr and Instagram all week. This includes photos I shot for Project 365 and any other extra images I may have posted.

Photos taken with 📷 (Canon EOS 80D) or 📱 (Samsung Galaxy S9).

Ready? Cast your mind back to Saturday last week…


A nice walk in the cool, crisp air, earbuds full of Handel’s Messiah, and a warm treat at the end of the path. #lightbecausedark

(View original Project 365 post on Flickr.)

Story for Saturday


I love Sundays with nothing on the schedule other than finishing up a long term project 💜🧡❤️. I’ve got 11 motifs to connect, and then I can turn my attention to a border!

(View original post on Instagram.)


Drying. And hopefully stretching out a bit.

(View original Project 365 post on Flickr.)


Leftovers. I have realized that I crochet more tightly than I used to (really!? do you think it’s possible that I could be more tense this year than in previous years? imagine that 🙄). Er, anyway, I finished this lovely blanket, and it’s smaller than I intended, because I crocheted tighter, and the hexagons took up less space than I expected. But I soaked, and stretched, and blocked it as much as I possibly could, and it is ok. Smallish, but ok. And I have maybe fifty yards of each color left over to use with other colors in a future blanket. Or maybe I’ll knit a striped hat or two. It’s all good. #lightbecausedark (P.S. More photos and crochet pattern coming soon!)

(View original Project 365 post on Flickr.)

Story for Tuesday


Oh, the first snow! I put on my newly knit hat and took a 10-minute walk, surrounding myself with swirling white flakes and @theinnocencemission in my ear buds 🤍. I am making an effort to embrace winter rather than merely survive it. So far so good. #lightbecausedark

(View original Project 365 post on Flickr.)

Story for Wednesday


I’m putting my blanket leftovers to good use right away and knitting another #conversationalisthat. I’m not sure about the stripey look I’ve got going on here, though. I think I prefer the pattern’s original colorblock design. I might rip back to the brim 🤔

(View original Project 365 post on Flickr.)


When I was working in the office, I couldn’t take a five minute break to pop some peanut butter cookie dough into the oven like I can now 💙  #lightbecausedark

(View original Project 365 post on Flickr.)

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 or Instagram ♥


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