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TWiP: Weekends are not for Sitting at the Computer

This Week in Pictures, Week 2, 2022

Uh oh, slipping into old habits here, as I publish Saturday’s post on a Thursday 😬

Bleh. I think I just need to accept this about myself: I do not want to turn on my computer on the weekends!

Weekends are for visiting! And going for long drives! And breathing fresh air! And sitting on the bed watching mysteries and knitting! If weekends were 3 days long, I’d totally give part of one of those days over to this blog. But weekends are only rarely 3 days long. That’s kind of a shame, really.

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).

Saturday

This is my “it’s 15°F and there’s a pandemic raging, but I NEED bagels, damnit!” look. Maybe you can relate?
(Also posted on Instagram).

Sunday

File under “Epiphanies I Should Have Had Long Before Now” : Oatmeal does not sit quietly still in the bowl, simmering politely within the allotted space, while you heat it up 😬
Sunday knitting: a little modified #flaxsweater in the same colors as my grownup modified Flax (which I will someday get around to showing and telling 😁)
You can’t see it here, but this color of #cascade220heathers is more complicated than it looks. It has a surprising strand of hot pink twisted with the orangey coral. (That’s why I put hot pink at the collar and cuffs.) You really have to be in this yarn’s face and under a bright light to see this complexity, though.
(Also posted on Instagram).

Tuesday

Keeping it real here.
(Also posted on Instagram).

Thursday

It’s snowing! (And we still have pumpkins outside – the local squirrel population is falling down on the job of getting rid of these this year)

Did you know these clampy hair clips are a decent stand in for a shawl pin? I got tired of my sweater flopping open today, so I whipped this little guy up at lunch time. A slice of millefiori cane, baked and super glued to the clip, and some UV resin brushed on top. Easy peasy. It’s not winning any art awards, but it doesn’t have to. It’s pretty, it took an hour to make, and it gets the job done 🤎
(Also posted on Instagram).

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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2 thoughts on “TWiP: Weekends are not for Sitting at the Computer

  1. Hi Lisa! I really love the story about your great-grandma’s vintage crochet blanket…did you recreate the blanket instructions and, if so, are they available?

    I’m sure she would have been surprised to see the wonderful ways you’re able to share her beautiful work with so many others! 🙂 Thanks in advance for your help with my question!

    1. Hi, Vikki! I do not, unfortunately, have those instructions written out anywhere, since I really didn’t do much other than re-seam the squares into a more blankety shape. I did make myself a neckwarmer inspired by that blanket, though, and I put the details of that here: https://www.lisaclarke.net/2019/02/14/vintage-inspired-granny-square-scarf/ I didn’t provide full-blown instructions, but maybe there’s enough there for you to go on?

      I think you’re right that my great grandmother would be surprised to see that I’ve put her design on the outside of mugs, made fabric out of it, and even am currently using it as my phone case! That’s not something that would have occurred to anyone sixty years ago. Isn’t technology great? 🙂

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