The week in review: January 13 through January 17, 2013

This is what I awoke to this morning:

A snowy January day in Raleigh, North Carolina
My front yard, January 18, 2013

Iago had passed through, leaving in its wake streets filled with soggy snow and clear blue skies which made for excellent light by which to crochet. As my Sisterhood of Colors swap has a requirement of using black yarn, I put that excellent light to good use and finished Square 4

Here is the back of the square:

The back of a granny square with a border of slip stitches on every other round
The back of Square 4

and here is the front:

A granny square with a slip stitch bordering every other round
The front of Square 4

I really like the texture that the rounds of slip stitching create, as well as the added benefit of squaring up the motif for those times you don’t want the wonky look of an unfettered granny square.

Now for the week in review.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

The first eleven rows of granny square throw for the back of a sofa
The first 11 rows with a square replaced

A sunny Sunday afternoon out on my back deck

Monday, January 14, 2013

a future granny square sofa throw with ends to be woven in
a view of the ends to be woven in

Gray Monday

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

My dog Clooney on the sofa with the granny square sofa throw
The cat runner in situ

In which I finally finish the cat runner

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

A granny square with a poinsettia center
Square 86

Storm warning

Thursday, January 17, 2013

A granny square with a slip stitch border on every other round
I get a start on Square 4 of my Sisterhood of Colors swap

The return of the sisterhood of colors