Friday, December 30, 2016

THE TEMPERATURE AFGHAN



Just one more day to the new year.  I have no idea where the time went.  Did it just fly by for you too?

A few months back I saw on one of my knitting sites the idea to make a temperature scarf.  You start off with 5 rows of white and then pick a color for each so many degrees of temperature.  They were in Europe so were using every 5 degrees Celesus.  I chose to use every 10 degrees Fahrenheit since I am more familiar with that.  Then I saw that you could also make an afghan that way.  I thought that would be more practical for me since I have lots of scarves, so I changed to that.

The idea is that each day you knit or crochet one row of color showing the high temperature for that day.  Here is a sample chart of colors you could use.  I chose different colors, but the idea is the same.

And here is a picture I found of one that someone else did.

I am finding this idea fascinating.  Each afghan would be different since people live in different areas with different temperatures and can choose whatever colors they want.  At the end of each month I will be taking a picture of my afghan to show you.  It will be fun to see it change from the blues of winter to the greens of spring and on to the reds of summer.  I hope you will enjoy seeing the afghan grow.

Kathy


Sunrise:  7:22 a.m.
Sunset:  4:45 p.m.
9 hours and 23 minutes of daylight
Partly cloudy
Temperatures:  41*/28* 

14 comments:

  1. Hi Kathy, I am still working on my chores here also. Every room but the living room is un-decorated. I think that afghan will be interesting. Stay well , you and Joe. I am ready to start a new year. Blessings to you, xoxo, Susie

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    1. Since we never got the tree up this year, I think I will undecorate on New Year's Day. In January I put up snowflakes and snowmen. It just looks so empty without the Christmas stuff.

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  2. I'll look forward to seeing that afghan....neat idea!

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    1. I think it is too. I figure I'll show how it is going on the first of each month.

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  3. What a fun idea! Let us see your project as you worth through the daily temps!!

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    1. I will definitely be showing you how it goes. I'm excited to do this.

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  4. What a great idea for the temperature scarf or even an afghan!
    Oh, do share if and when you start yours!

    Happy New Year to you and Joe!

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    1. I will definitely be sharing. I think it is going to be fun and I am excited to show it to you all.

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  5. This would be such a fun project Kathy! Cannot wait to see how it comes along! Bravo for making something so lovely!

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    1. I'm so looking forward to doing this. Maybe by September I'll be saying, "Not another row!" but I think it is going to be fun!

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  6. That is the most interesting project I have seen in a long time! Pretty nifty idea.

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  7. The year has sped on by for me as well. I love the temperature afghan! I would use that more than a scarf. Can't wait to see the progress!

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    1. Time just seems to fly anymore. I can't wait to see what the afghan looks like either!

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