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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…