Punk Rock Parents: Temperature Blanket- 1st Quarter Results

Sunday, April 02, 2017

Temperature Blanket- 1st Quarter Results

So I like projects. And I really like long-term projects. So when my cousin started talking about temperature blankets I was in.

So whats a temperature blanket you ask?

Well I am glad you did. A temperature blanket is a year long knit or crochet project. Yes A YEAR. You do one row a day based on the temperature of the day. My cousins Cassie and Betty are both crocheters like yours truly. So at the end of 2016 we decided to each give it a go. For the record we did invite our crocheting Tia Mary to join in but she has yet to get started! (We love you Tia Mary!) So when the year started so did our blankets. Cassie and I are using a Caron Simply Soft yarn temperature blanket chart she found on Pinterest. The colors change every 5 degrees and they are all bright and colorful. Cassie and I live about 2 hours from each other. She's in near the coast and I am in the desert so we knew our blankets would look different. Now Betty and Cassie live about 1 mile from each other, but Betty went with a different type of yarn chart. Her's has more subtle and pastel colors. So even though their temps would be the same, their blankets look totally different. The three of us even went different stitches. Cassie went with the moss stitch, I went with the half-double crochet and Betty went with a more puffy type stitch.

So for my blanket I am charting the high temperature of the day at noon. I have a reminder on my phone that goes off at noon everyday. I have a small 2017 pocket book where I jot down the temp and the color that goes with that temp.


Then every week or so I sit down at night and work on my rows. You can see from the chart the colder temps are in purples, then blues, to greens to yellows, orange, red and bright pinks.

Here is what the first 3 months of 2017 looks like...


January 1st is at the bottom. You can see on those dark colors were some really cold days and the yellow patch is from the warm week we just had.

This project has been so much fun. My cousins and I send pics back and forth of our progress. Cassie and Betty's temps seem to be about 5-10 degrees higher than mine, but that will change come summertime. We also get really excited when we get to use a color for the first time. And then we get annoyed when we use the same color for days and days in a row.


We are so excited to be working on this project together. And as I laid it out on the table I realized this thing is going to be HUGE!

1 comment:

  1. You are amazing. I can't even keep track of when I ovulate. Looks pretty already.

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