This year I have decided that our family blanket is going to be a Temperature Afghan.
This is a blanket where you crochet a row every day depending on the temperature in your location at a chosen time. I figure that no matter how busy I get with work and side hustles I could probably commit to knocking out just one row per day.
So I have got myself sorted with a scrap of paper and a link to the site where I can gather my temperature data – even if I forget for a day or two I can look back and check.
LINK HERE FOR SITE just follow the link and input your location.
Then I chose just eight colours to start working with and divided the anticipated temperature range of where I live into eight temperature bands:
MY CHOSEN COLOURS
- -3 to zero Boysenberry
- zero to 3 Petrol
- 3 to 6 Aster
- 6 to 9 Cloud Blue
- 9 to 12 Spring Green
- 12 to 15 Grass Green
- 15 to 18 Saffron
- 18 – 21 Pomegranate
Now I let the weather create my pattern – each day I check in on the temperature and I know which colour to crochet that day’s row in.
This is the first 21 days of the year ….. from a freezing New Years to a balmy 7 degrees and down again.
I’m excited to see many things – how random this turns out, whether I can commit to keeping up for a year and how the colours progress as we warm up for summer and cool off again for next winter.
It will be a record of a very busy year Chez MFin3 I can tell you – I will try and take a photo each month to let you see how it is growing.
This pattern is called a “French Stripe” which makes a fairly dense but very warm fabric. Its really simple as you can whip along doing (1sc, 1ch) right along .. then on the return row you work the 1sc into the space created by the chain.
Each row is 200 stitches long- so takes me about 6 minutes to rattle along every night. Just enough time to make me feel like I have had a little creative adventure without it taking over my entire evening.
What creative projects are you all attempting this year?