Week in the Life Project: September 9-15

I’ve watched and admired Ali Edwards and have enjoyed her “Week in the Life” project over the years. This year I decided to join in. All the basics are set up by Ali, all we have to do is play along. Ready. Set. Go.

Ali Edwards 2013 PRE-PLANNING + BASICS

Link Love: Projects to love, envy, join


This week’s link love is about projects. I’m a sucker for projects on the web, impressed by the creativity in others and their stick-to-it-tiveness. I completed a 365 photo project back in 2006 and am so glad I did. Here are some projects I admire:


365 Collages from iHanna.nu

365 collages – I discovered iHanna from the last link love. Intriguing compositions and lots of eye-candy.


Disco laying out her hexi's for the blanket
Knitted Hexi Blanket – Hexi-puffs (or flats) have been the rage over on Ravelry for a very long time. Disco is making a blanket and raffling it off for charity. Gorgeous color. A “fiver” is one entry to the raffle. More details on her blog. Go Disco Go!



Ordinary Objects – Artist Sonya Philip’s projects are always thoughtful and beautiful. My favorite is this one where she knitted (!) into commonplace objects like milk cartons. My favorite is the BART ticket.



August 11-16 week at a glance

Creative planning – Before I found this flickr group, I started doodling more in my planner and looking back, the doodles make me smile. I’d like to continue on a more creative path of documenting my days. The photo above is from Teresa Robinson a.k.a.Stargardener.


A Week in the Life – I admire just about everything Ali Edward’s does. “A Week in the Life” is a project that documents the every-day. She’s completed a couple of years so far, and invites everyone to join. This year’s designated week is coming up, perhaps I’ll jump in. Here’s her post about the basics of documenting a week in your life.

Link Love: Knitterly projects, Disneyland, and Remembering an Old Friend

For Link Love this week Diane at Crafty Pod has tasked us with going through our archives and finding our popular posts.


Wee pumpkin pattern – Harvest and Halloween fun in a simple little pattern. And a peek for things to come. I plan to go all out on Halloween this year.


cheater's posole

Cheater’s Posole Recipe – Comfort food in our house can be easy. This one didn’t get a lot of comments, but it got a ton of views thanks to its acceptance to the foodgawker website.


Adrian at Monster's inc

The details inside the Happiest Place on Earth – This was my nephew’s first trip. He’s an old pro now and I’m feeling the urge to visit Disneyland again.



Knitters were thrilled that we were ahead of the game with the popular cowl patterns. Now we’re doubling and tripling them up and calling them “infinity scarves.”


Handknit hand-dyed hat

I started to cry when I saw that this was one of my popular posts. I’m so grateful to have this picture of me and my wonderful friend’s dog “Boo.” She was my introduction to Australian Cattle Dogs and wicked smart. Although blind, she would gently herd us when we went for a walk. Always keeping count of her people. Boo has since passed away and will always have a special place in my heart.