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TWiP: Week 53 Again

This Week in Pictures, Week 53, 2020

Five years ago, I learned that sometimes there are fifty-three weeks in a year instead of fifty-two. And here we are again, with another such week.

Just like last time, it’s been a nice last week of the year for the most part. I mean, there’s always the pall of the pandemic over everything, but if you don’t think too much about the family gatherings you could have been having right now, and the places you could have been going, there’s a lot to love about the week between Christmas and the start of the new year. I’ve gotten some much needed down time, a big break from the Day Job, and time for a few personal projects (including the publication of a new pattern for the first time since July 2019).

I’m not 100% ready to go back to the Day Job on Monday, but I’m going to try not to think too much about that. I have two more days off, and I need to spend them wisely 🙂

So, welcome to 2021! My daily photo practice is going to look a bit different this year. After 12 iterations of Project 365, I felt that had probably run its course, so I’m structuring things in a new way. I’ll talk more about that next week! In the meantime, please enjoy this last look at 2020 🙂

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…


It’s possible that this is the Christmas of the instant photo…

(View original Project 365 post on Flickr.)

Christmas Eve leftovers for lunch 😋 #pigsinblankets

(View original post on Instagram.)

Story for Sunday


Good morning! Neil got me a bamboo set of @officialchiaogoo interchangeable needles for Christmas, and last night I pulled out a skein of @ontheround worsted I’ve been saving, and cast on a pair of @lesliefriend #toastmitts. I have thoughts about these needles, which I will put in a comment, and you can read it if you care about that kind of thing 🙂 Long story short, they are a pleasure to knit with. 💚💙 (P.S. Not an ad for anything, just a happy customer 🙂)

(View original Project 365 post on Flickr.)

Story for Monday


You’ve gotta love the instant gratification of #toastmitts 💙💚

(View original Project 365 post on Flickr.)

Story for Tuesday


A few hundred instant photos, some mini, some max, some square, to be dated on the back, and arranged together in an album (or two) in chronological order: challenge accepted 😁

(View original Project 365 post on Flickr.)


Everyone in this house has his or her own crocheted-by-me lap blanket. You don’t see this one often in my photos, because it’s Aidan’s. But he left it crumpled up in a ball yesterday in the spot where I usually have breakfast, so it’s mine now. Well, it’s mine for the next half hour or until he comes looking for it 😁 And to be clear, “crumpled up in a ball” is a regular state for these blankets, and I am ok with that! They were made to be used and loved and lived in. #pdclakesideforestblanket 💙💚🤎

(View original Project 365 post on Flickr.)

Story for Thursday


It looks like my last post of 2020 is going to be a series of silly selfies. I tried to take nice pictures, but my butt got cold on the front steps and I gave up. So, 2020, eh? It hasn’t been an easy year. But I bet you can think of at least one positive to come out if it. I’ve got two, off the top of my head: (1) Working from home – best thing to ever happen to my day job, if you ask me. (2) Having nowhere to go and nobody to impress gave me an excuse to finally grow my short haircut out for the first time in a decade. It’s been a year since my last cut, and I’ve got an extra 6 or so inches to show for it 🙂. So how about you? Tell me something good that happened to you in 2020!

(View original Project 365 post on Flickr.)

Story for Friday

I slaved over a hot computer all DAY yesterday so that I could bring you a new crochet pattern to kick off your new year 😜 So here it is. The Campfire Blanket. It’s got straight sides, it’s got rippled sides, it’s got 100 hexagons and a fiery color scheme. So grab yourself a Polka Dot Cottage crochet hook (or a boring old hook from a big box craft store – I won’t judge) and a pile of wooly yarn, grab the pattern from the link in my bio, and have a cozy, creative January! 💜💗🧡

(View original post on Instagram.)

Icy, cold, fragile, beautiful. #lightbecausedark

(View original post on Instagram.)

Story for Friday

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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