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tgif July 29, 2011

Pardon me, but I’m a little bleary eyed as I lift my cuppa in your direction this morning. Last night, again, with the raucously huge thunderstorms. Again with the mega-lightening in the face, jolting one from deep sleep.

It’s the kind of big-budget kind of dust-up one usually only sees in the movies (The Boy that LIVED!) and it’s rather startling when the entire room FILLS with light flashes, over and over and over In Real Life.

This is, honestly, not the type of wake-up call we go for around here.

But it’s the kind we’ve been getting for days!

So, in my jet-lagged way, now that I’m dayside, I reach for a pick-me-up of my very own making:

chic knits derica kaneVOILA! Brainiac cobwebs be gone! Can’t fight city hall and mother nature and all that, but bygum, I can give myself a lift of COLOR (and be damned to the mixing of the metaphors!)

We’re continuing the Michigan Sweater Tradition – almost every year about now we (try) to make a new piece to take with us as we venture to Northern Lower Michigan to sit a spell under some pine trees at the end of August.

Sometimes, it comes along as a WIP, and then again sometimes it travels as a win.

This time we’re hoping for a win-win: new sweater, happy color —

The jolly of the color is only matched by the jolly of the design! Tis a happy day that a new design is on the needles – and this is one that is winging its way all over the LYS landscape this week. Some have made a happy landing already —

But what we’re really celebrating this TGIF is the SUN that speaks in this color. We think it works summer/fall and beyond – for those grey days, and for those sunny days. Can you imagine this beside a tidepool of fresh aqua water. Or how about next to a rock face that’s speckled with moss…

I feel it.

5 responses to “tgif July 29, 2011”

  1. Heather says:

    Love it! Happy knitting to you lounging in the woods.

  2. MaryAnne says:

    Oh my goodness…..I’m seeing two new designs to watch for, right? The ‘sweater of the new sleeve’ and the Michigan sweater……so exciting!

  3. Kathy says:

    And the yarn is ……? (Other than lovely.)

  4. z says:

    I want to learn how to make a sweater. I’m going to start small, like a baby sweater, and then from there, go bigger. I can’t wait.

    I really like the yarn color. I want to say mustard yellow. Good choice.

  5. Wendy says:

    I reiterate Kathy’s urgent plea, And the yarn is…?

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