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Monday, February 01, 2010

granny squares and a sunny day
Well, the bottom line is that I live in Cleveland and it is February. The day today is gloriously sunny and I can feel the warmth of the sun through the windows(definitely not outside....a burning 11 degrees F.) It is that sunshine that is putting me in this absolutely unrealistic mood; that of washing my bed sheets and hanging them out in the sun to dry. The mood to snap the sheets as I hang them outside and take them down smelling all lovely of fresh air and crisp feeling. That sun is deluding me quite a bit and I have to instill a bit of reality into my thoughts. "O.K. Erika, the sun is nice but it is cold outside and your silly little fingers would get frostbite if you hung sheets outside.... how about you crochet on your granny square today instead."
I have been having a lovely affair with the colors in this square. I was itching to work with these colors of the Blue Sky sport weight and melange yarns and finally came up with the never ending granny square. The colors make me happy and the motion of the double crochets and chains just make me happy.... no pressure, not too much thinking... just repetitive relaxing hand motion which will put me back into my warmth daydream...hanging out sheets in the sunshine......


The February Lady at River Colors

Here is my finished February Lady Sweater. Many of you that come into the shop on a regular basis have already seen it but I thought it would be great to share with others. I am not going to take credit for being the only one to knit on this sweater....as a matter of fact it probably would not even be in existence if it had not been for my friend Kimberley(she started it..I finished). She came in the shop one day and told me that "everyone was knitting it and that I needed a store sample."...well she was right. Check it out on Ravelry(8006 projects translated into 6 languages) or Flintknits .com. So many people have done this sweater it is incredible. Each one has its own personalty.....Kim and I picked out the Plymouth Tweed and then finished it with some sparkly vintage buttons from the Muench yarn company. We at River Colors encourage you to knit this sweater this month. We are offering it as a class for those advanced beginners that need to build confidence or will just help you pick out yarn to do it. Hats off to designer Pamela Wynne for creating such a loved design!

Download the FREE pattern at Flintknits.com