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feb 14

  • Posted on February 15, 2019 at 10:56 am

the rows are getting longer and now take over a week
feb 14

meg’s new cowl

  • Posted on February 14, 2019 at 2:38 pm

i made a new cowl for meg and i love how this one came out. it was kind of a pain to knit, linen stitch on 1.5mm needles (i was using the wrong length for most of it too) but in the end it was worth it. i like this one so much i want to order more yarn and size it up for me!
megs linen stitch cowl

i’m not sure she was super impressed with me for not clearing the snow off the stump before i had her sit down though
sitting on a snowy stump

feb 5

  • Posted on February 7, 2019 at 4:42 pm

feb 5
got to use some of my colder temps this row

temperature blanket day 28

  • Posted on January 28, 2019 at 8:46 am

after a surprising number of above zero temps at the beginning of the month, i am now seeing more cold temps and this week stayed in the blues, dipping into the purples overnight
day 28

temperature blanket day 21

  • Posted on January 22, 2019 at 10:04 am

three weeks in and i’m still on track.
day 21

temperature blanket day 15

  • Posted on January 16, 2019 at 12:41 pm

it progresses.
just over two weeks in
day 15

temperature blanket day 10

  • Posted on January 11, 2019 at 9:36 pm

decided i would post this every time i finish a row. that means it will be pretty often at the start, not so fast as the rows get longer..
day 10
so this is day 10 done. i like it so far. though it will need a really good blocking when it’s done i think

temperature blanket day 3

  • Posted on January 3, 2019 at 1:14 pm

after much dithering and changing my mind on how to do this, i realized that by only recording the high temps, i would have very few squares with my favorite colors- all those represented by the bottom colors, plus we often have wide temperature changes here, and i wanted to somehow show how great the change was in a single day. so i am doing the middle three rows as the high, then a 4th row as the low for the day, surrounded by a sc row of black. the squares with be joined with more black
by crocheting in the ends as i go. that way i should have at most one black end per day to weave in.

here is my final (i think) set of colors and the temperatures they represent. i expanded the range so i could use up more odds and ends of yarn instead of new balls.
28+ tart (prairie)
26-27 ravelry red (malabrigo lace)
22-25 fuscia (malabrigo lace)
18-21 neon pink (prairie)
15-17 cactus flower (malabrigo lace)
12-14 sunset (malabrigo lace)
9-11 sauterne (malabrigo lace)
6-8 butter (malabrigo lace)
3-5 applegreen (malabrigo lace)
0-2 water green (malabrigo lace)
-1 to -2 verde adriana (malabrigo lace)
-3 to -4 sapphire green (malabrigo lace)
-5 to -8 button jar blue (prairie)
-9 to -12 nassau blue (prairie)
-13 to -16 cian (malabrigo lace)
-17 to -19 azul bolita (malabrigo lace)
-20 to -22 jewel blue (malabrigo lace)
-23 to -26 wino forever (prairie)
-27 to -30 jacinto (malabrigo lace)
-31 to -35 periwinkle (malabrigo lace)
-36 and below natural (malabrigo lace)

yarn usages
2 daily highs to 1 gram
3 daily lows to 1 gram.
5 black edgings to 1 gram

here is the first three days, sitting on top of my carry bag. this is my absolute favorite project bag, it is the perfect size and was a prize from a previous eatsleepknit yarnathon.
temperature blanket day 3

swatch/blanket

  • Posted on January 2, 2019 at 12:23 pm

i crocheted up one square in each color to check that the gradient was fairly smooth.
temperature swatch

then i tested the concept of alternating with white squares.
large swatch or small blanket

i ran the colors on the diagonal rather than in straight lines. that made it easier to crochet together but alternating squares means i really need to have a whole row finished before i put them together. that is fine for a regular blanket but not great for a temperature tracker. i didn’t want to waste the swatch though, and this yarn is almost impossible to frog, so i added a border and it will work as a little blanket for a pukifee

a new year a new plan

  • Posted on January 1, 2019 at 6:35 pm

continuing to work on my great craft purge, i’m planning to make this the year of the yarn stash buster. i added a lot to my stash last year. (esk has too many gorgeous yarns) but this year i need to start using it up. i’m still planning to do the yarnathon this year, but only as far as i can adapt the kals to doll knitting.

today i was going through my queue and my stash to get a rough idea of what i would like to do. the first batch of yarn i pulled was 14 colors of malabrigo lace or madelinetosh prairie to do a temperature blanket.
temperature blanket
that will give me one color for every 5 degrees of temperature change…