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TWiP: Of Knits and Trips

This Week in Pictures, Week 37, 2022

Almost from the moment the calendar page flipped over to September, the mornings and evenings have felt a hint of a chill. At least one night this week there was more than just a hint. We had all of the bedroom windows open, and woke up to discover it was 48F degrees out there. (And plenty cold inside, too – brrr!) And yet, by Noon, it was summer again, and climbing into the high 70s.

September is seasonally confused, as am I. I welcome the chill, but am I truly finished with summer? I can’t decide. I’ve got one foot in each season.

This week, I indulged the Autumn foot with a trip to the NJ Sheep and Fiber Festival, and some knitting. A few days later, the other foot insisted we take an early evening trip down the shore, where we could relax for an hour or so on the beach with a good book.

I feel the pendulum starting to swing back towards an Autumnal mood right now. When I’m done here, I think I will make myself a nice maple latte with a sprinkle of cinnamon on top. Cheers!

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

Reaching for a light sweater on this 65F° morning, I realized I have never photographed my completed Judah Cardigan (pattern by Juliana Lustenader) despite having finished it more than two years ago! So here’s my belated show-and-tell. The yarn is Cascade Nifty Cotton Splash, which is a very busy yarn, and so I skipped the lacey bits in the pattern and knit plain stockinette.

Sunday

This is what happens when you bind off the last stitch of your plain brown hoodie – that you have virtuously knit out of reclaimed yarn – on a Sunday morning, and then realize that you are officially “between projects” and the NJ Sheep and Fiber Festival is happening an hour away RIGHT NOW. No self control whatsoever. Thank you Shirsty Cat Designs for enabling me with your enticing and colorful fibers 😂

Tuesday

I’m improvising a little something to throw over my shoulders on a chilly evening. I’m hoping it will look nice with the jeans I wear every day 💙 If it looks especially nice, I will publish a pattern 😁

Thursday

My Liathite Sweater (pattern by Carol Feller) is almost finished! I blocked it yesterday, and today the zipper arrives in the mail. I am trying to decide if I should hand sew it, or machine sew it.

I think machine is the way to go, but I’m a bit worried about messing it up. It will be a lot harder to pick out the stitches and start over with a machine sewed zip, and I really don’t want to mess up that lovely cable.

My first maple latte of the season. I’m not really good at making lattes, and forget about being artistic with them. But they taste ok, and they pose for photos without complaint, so that’s something.
I designed this tee shirt. I’m thinking of selling them, or maybe putting the design on a mug.

We spent the evening in Ocean Grove, our go-to beach for day tripping. I haven’t had nearly enough after-work, pre-sunset time on a beach blanket with a book and a camera these last few years. This was a short trip, but it helped refill my depleted reserves.

Thursday Reel

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 (2014-2021)

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