Wear a Square!

Winter. In Canada, it really is its own entity. I have spent the last three months in denial of the cold, snowy, shorter days and longer nights of Winter. But this week, we’ve had record low temperatures here in the northland, with today sinking to a low of -25°C (-13F) with a windchill of -35°C (-31F). There was a point last week when the temperature outside matched the temperature inside but one was negative. I actually saw a headline today that said, “At 39 below [Farenheit], Michigan [USA] almost as cold as North Pole.”

SnowSo, what does one do when faced with Siberian-like conditions? Combat the growing sense of cabin fever by spending ten minutes donning an extra pair of socks, two layers of clothes, scarf, parka, heavy duty gloves and a hat, then squeeze into snow pants and boots and go tobogganing for 30 minutes. Subsequently spend another ten minutes taking everything off and making hot chocolate.

Bobble SquareThere really is only one prescription for these ills – knit or crochet a square! Place the completed square on your leg and revel in the warmth. Repeat. Even better, choose bright colours to lift spirits. Perfect for the February theme, Think Like a Kid, and the upcoming March theme, Colour Collision.

February, the shortest and coldest month for those of us in the northern hemisphere, is also great for finishing WIPs (works in progress, also known as UnFinished Objects). I started the month with a whopping 14 WIPs and I’m down to 6! March is just around the corner, I can smell it.

About Andrea Squared

I've been a crocheter since I was wee and I've been knitting since 2013. My life is filled with love and joy from my two boys, Mason and Evan, my dear husband and our dog.
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7 Responses to Wear a Square!

  1. Gloria Grandy says:

    Andrea, you made me smile! Thank you. I haven’t seen this much snow in Dartmouth, NS since White Juan 😦 However, you’re right … March is coming. In the meantime, your suggestion for filling time while we wait is just perfect. Take those winter blues (and reds and greens and yellows and oranges) and Knit-a-Square!! I just love yours 🙂 xo

    • You’re even worse off than we are in Ontario, Gloria! In Boston, they started dumping snow in the ocean because they ran out of room. Stay warm and keep the thoughts forward for spring flowers. Winter can’t last forever, right?

  2. robinmsd says:

    LOL! Boy this made me laugh, as I look out the window; its snowing again here in South Dakota.

  3. Debbie Posmontier says:

    Thanks for the lift in spirits, Andrea. I was just thinking that I can’t stand another week of this cold but here in Philadelphia, we really have nothing to complain about. It is 32F today which is quite a change from the 10F high and 0F low we had last week. Spring is a comin’ and I can’t wait!!!!!!

  4. Pam Antink says:

    Do hope your snow is starting to decline, and you are feeling the first rays of spring sunshine !

  5. Maudie Bryan says:

    You are tough up that way. Some people complain about our weather in Tasmania. Goodness me it is a temperate climate and if we want some snow we have to drive to the top of Mt. Wellington (Kunanyi is the first people’s name). Now that it is Autumn and the leaves scatter over the park outside our window, I am glad that the North Americans are getting the warmth weather now as it is your turn.

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