I am a member of the Karma Yarn Swap group on Ravelry and a few weeks ago, someone suggested an intriguing knit-along. It’s a year long project that mirrors the temperature of wherever you live. First, you assign colors to temperature ranges and then knit in the color for each day’s temperature. Everyone is making it their own by deciding on their own rules, but the idea is to have a project at the end of the year that represents the weather!
My plan is this: I am going to knit two rows for every day. One row for the high temperature and one row for the low. This way, I will have a nice variety of colors at the end of the year. I am caught up through the Friday and after doing a little math, I can tell that I will have a 110 inch scarf by the end of the year! And this from someone who doesn’t like to knit “long, skinny rectangles”!
I’m using Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Sport in 10 heathered colorways. Here’s the lineup:
61-70: Green Tea
91-100: Mai Tai
Camel and Haze are reversed in the picture. Sapphire was assigned a 20 degree increment because it rarely gets that cold here! I also purposely didn’t assign a color for above 110 degrees in hopes that it won’t get that hot again this year!
I plan to edge the whole thing in icord using whatever color is used the least. My guess is that will be either Sapphire or Papaya. However, if this summer is anything like last summer, Papaya will be in heavy rotation! Ugh…let’s hope not.
Here is my progress as of Friday:
As you can see, I’ve used Sapphire just twice. I’ve used Wonderland (light blue) a lot because the overnight lows have frequently been in the 20’s. Green Tea showed up once and will make another appearance in the row after next because yesterday’s high was 64! I can’t wait to see how the rest of the year looks!
Tiger says, “Thanks for the box! The temperature in here is perfect.”