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TWiP: January Ripples

This Week in Pictures, Week 2, 2022

You may notice that much of the imagery in this post includes the new ripple blanket I started crocheting last week. Sometimes a project shows up in every picture because I’m excited about making it, or finishing it, or using it, and it’s all I can think about.

That’s not really the case here. I’m enjoying working on it for the most part, and it will be nice to use when it’s finished, but if something else more exciting came along, I’d probably dump the blanket in a WIP bag and ignore it until next January 😜

But it’s January, and it’s cold, and there’s a pandemic still raging out there, so I haven’t really had anywhere to go, or anything interesting to do that could tear me away from this blanket project.

That said, I have had an idea for a sweater I’d like to knit. I’m thinking a Porthole Pullover in a nice natural gray, with a gradation of aquas and teals for the yoke. I know the last thing I need is another sweater. I mean, I haven’t even shown you the last one I finished! (It’s awesome, though, and I really should get on that soon, but until then you can see a glimpse of it in the first photo below.) I have a coupon, so I suspect I’ll be talking myself into buying that sweater yarn pretty easily. It can come out of my Polka Dot Cottage advertising budget, right? Since it’s my own pattern I’m making? Sure… let’s go with that 😁

Oooh, maybe I’ll get a little extra yarn and making a matching Porthole Cardigan for one of my nieces 🤔 How fun would that be? 😍

So, what is This Week in Pictures?

It’s a roundup of the little (and big!) moments I have captured all week. Some of these images are posted on Instagram, but many aren’t posted anywhere but here. Some days there may be no photos, and other days there may be multiples.

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


Hanging out at Mom’s house, working on my ripple blanket while we chat.


Progress on my as yet unnamed ripple blanket 🙂
(Also posted on Instagram)
They’re replacing the old 90-year-old transmission towers in the area with these funky new monopoles. And yes, I googled the project to find out what both types of structures are called 😁


There’s a soft red glow on my breakfast, courtesy of Tacky Santa who is still hanging in the window. I treated myself to a leftover half taylor ham sandwich instead of my usual granola bar, because it’s my 5th anniversary at my job, and getting myself a bagel to mark the occasion seems to have become my little tradition 🥯
There always seems to be at least one stinkbug hanging around my desk all the time. Usually they stay out of my way and crawl around the window, but this one has been intent on putting himself right where I need to be all morning. Pest.


Topping up
Currently reading The Experience Maker. Really liking it so far. Time will tell if I can use some of these strategies in my day job, or here at Polka Dot Cottage, but stick around and you might find out about the latter firsthand 😜


Hi there. I got a new camera remote to replace the one I lost. Testing 1 2 3


Fun with resin, molds, and chunky glitter. I made this replacement `del` key a few weeks ago, but today I’m enjoying the light play and the iridescence of the glitter. It’s gold glitter, but up close like this, through a macro lens, it takes on a million different colors 😍
I’ve been watching Crime Scene Kitchen lately. It’s good clean fun and a nice change of pace from the usual murder mysteries I plug myself into. Today, this is how I spent my lunch hour: sitting on the bed, crocheting, and watching people make jelly rolls.

Thanks for helping me celebrate the week! If you want to see some of this stuff as it happens, please feel free to follow me on Instagram ♥

Same Week Previous Years (2015-2021)

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