Wednesday, January 17, 2018

THE TEMPERATURE AFGHAN



I finally did it.  I finished the temperature afghan tonight.  It turned out beautiful.  I know you are anxious to see it, so here goes.  Remember, I outlined each month in white.

October:


You can see there were some beautiful pink 80*F days at the beginning of the month.

November:


Some yellow 70*F days at the beginning of the month and then a lot of light green 60*F days and dark green 50*F days.  There's some light blue 40*F days in there too.

December:


Not a lot of warmer days here and even a lot of gray 20*F days at the end of the month.

I got Joe to help me spread it out on the bed.  It still needs to be washed and blocked, but I wanted to take a look at it.  I think it's so pretty.


It sure tells a story of our year.  I never realized how warm we are in the summer and how cold in the winter until this.  And we really don't have much of a spring at all.

I really enjoyed making this.  I liked doing it so much that I joined a temperature blanket group on facebook.  What a great group of people and what a diverse amount of blankets.  People do them all sorts of ways.  Some use the high temperature of the day as I did.  Some use the high and the low.  Some will put white threads in the days that it snows and blue in the days that it rains.  People make their blankets with stripes, diagonals, blocks sewn together, blocks knit together, round, and so much more.  I'm trying to decide how to do my new afghan this year.

Kathy



11 comments:

  1. What a beautiful afghan! Until you mentioned it,I didn't think it could be done so many different ways. I think this way is pretty. Keep me posted as to which you'll choose for this year. stay warm!!

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  2. So pretty, and I love that it tells a story. You sure do good work Kathy.

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  3. OMGOSH, Kathy! I just love it!! You did a fantastic job and what a great way to remember the year. I love the colors you chose and how the whole piece flows together. Hope you have a great Thursday- xo Diana

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  4. I am so glad you showed us the afghan! When you would mention it, I wondered how it was looking and tried to imagine the colors. It is lovely and so special since it represents the year and what a perfect keepsake. I love the whole idea behind it and can't wait to see how you do the one for 2018.

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  5. Awesome! What a great way to build a story into your afghan. It looks great on the bed, and I'll bet it's toasty warm. Isn't it such a nice feeling to finish a project and be really proud of it? I can't wait to see what you make for this year. You have a super day, hugs, Edna B.

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  6. I like your temperature afghan! I was waiting to see it too! Good job and fun idea!

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  7. OH Kathy...this is a masterpiece..just beautiful! And to think this was made by you! I absolutely love it!!!

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  8. It is beautiful!!!
    The idea is fun and the end result is really fun.
    Well done Kathy!

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  9. Wonderful project! I always enjoyed seeing it progress. If I did one, I doubt there’d be much of a spring either...sure feels that way anyway.

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