This Week (+2) In Pictures

My mom and I went to see Elton John. It’s always cool seeing a legend. He kind of reminded us both of my step-dad. Maybe it’s because they both play the piano and are in their 70’s?


Molly matches the carpet.

Messes in the office.

Lots of plastic buttons.

Molly is my model a lot lately.

Brushes while playing around with a macro lens. I don’t have the hang of it yet.

My neighbor has a sense of humor. (But seriously…)

Heading to the last basketball tournament of the season.

Car knitting. Dishcloths. I need hand cream.

New sock blocking. A pair for V. A pair for A. And a pair I haven’t decided to gift or keep.

New letter board quote – fitting for our “growth mentality” goals. And an add on.

So, so, so much snow. I was complaining about how we hardly had any winter and then February happened. We’ve had even more since I’ve taken this picture and there is more forecasted yet this week. Now that it’s March I need to take the boughs down, but it’ll have to wait because we’re having a bit of a cold snap.

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  • Molly matches the carpet is a classic photo. Made me laugh out loud, so thank you for sharing it here.

    The add-on below your goal quote is wonderful, too.

    Your knitting projects look perfect to me. I can’t knit, but I adore the colors that one can combine together when one knits. Yours are pretty.

    • Thank you for the kind comments. The picture of Molly made me laugh too!

      And the all the fun colors is what makes knitting an dangerous hobby for me! I have so many things I want to knit but not enough to time to knit them all. It makes me sad a little bit at the opportunity cost is knitting projects but that’s a good problem to have!!

  • Love all your photos, Kate. And thank you for the laugh out loud that came from the neighbour’s “I surrender” humour 🙂 ! (That is a LOT of snow, which brings back memories of our time in Minnesota, and our long long long driveway (we were the only manual shovelers on the street), as well as my childhood in Edmonton, back in the day when Edmonton still got such volumes…)

    Dishcloths are perfect for passengering! My anxiety won’t allow me to knit socks in the car (yup; sigh) but thick wooden needles are ok, and I managed to knit a dishcloth myself a few weeks ago, during the four-hour round trip we had for my son’s Lego tournament.

    Beautiful quilt on your couch (did you make it?) and I meant to comment on the letter board last time—I wasn’t sure if it was a “set” bit of art, and I love now seeing that it’s an evolving thing 🙂 .

    • I can’t do socks while riding either for the same reason! But dishcloths are perfect and I have a few requests (because honestly there isn’t a better dishcloth than a knit one) so I’m trying to bang out a few.

      We’re expecting another 6-8 inches yet this week!! It’s crazy to think that a little over five weeks ago we had hardly any snow on the ground – if at all! We definitely had a condensed winter this year!! All of my friends are sick of me because I LOVE snow. Makes me think of all the lake effect we had growing up!! We’re below zero F today though and I don’t love that!

      I didn’t make the quilt, but picked everything out and found a quilter to make it for me. So thank you. 🙂 I’ve tried quilting and it’s just not for me. I just can’t make myself enjoy sewing.

      Finally, that letterboard has been sitting in my office for over a year!! I’m so glad we finally got it up so I can play with it!! The kids are too!

  • Oh, I was so happy to see a post from you! I just love all the bright colors in these images. I am so so so tired of grey. We had brilliant sun this weekend. (Still cold as all get out. March has not gotten the weather memo yet. But SUN.) I cannot believe how much snow you have!

    What really struck me, scrolling through your images, is what an artistic eye you have. Everything here just looks so…lovely. And how much creative stuff you do. I want to doodle and sew and knit and take photos, but mostly I just think about it and look at other peoples’. So many creative itches and so little time to scratch!

    • What a lovely thing to say about my pictures! I took a beginner photography class with a photographer friend’s hand-me-down camera when my kids were about 5 and 3 and there were some *very* talented people in that class so I always felt a little like I was “playing photographer”. But I learned a few things and enjoy it and mostly I like having pictures of every day little things. I don’t know that they will mean anything to anyone after me, but they certainly do make me happy.

      I *do* like to make stuff. It keeps me busy and motivated and stretches my very left-brained self. I also think there is nothing wrong with being someone who thinks about it and looks. You work outside the home which I also think plays a part. There are only so many hours in a day…

      • I am envious of all your “everyday” photos. They are my favorite kind. And you really do have an eye (along with some technical skills). I want to take lovely photos, but I’ve realized I’m likely not going to develop the skills I need. It’s pretty technical, and I don’t seem to have the patience required. Yes, only so many hours in a day. I’m started to get itchy for summer. Just so many things I want to do that I can’t ever get to.