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Title: Temperature blanket
Post by: Pearl on January 07, 2018, 09:34:18 AM
This idea popped up on fb this week so I thought I'd give it a go.  I have allocated a colour to each temperature range and am knitting two rows of garter stitch every day in the colour that corresponds with the maximum temperature for the day.  So far, its very blue but I think today may be lavender!  At the end of each month, I am going to do two rows of black or perhaps grey.
Title: Re: Temperature blanket
Post by: Ellabella on January 07, 2018, 10:48:15 AM
I like the look of these but am doing a mitred square one at present and can't cope with two.

I like your colours Pearl, how many stitches have you chosen?
Title: Re: Temperature blanket
Post by: Pearl on January 07, 2018, 11:01:18 AM
I did a mitred square one first.  <3

I'm using a circular needle and have about 200 stitches (I didn't count).  I'm looking forward to seeing how the pattern develops over the year.
Title: Re: Temperature blanket
Post by: Vegegrow on January 07, 2018, 11:28:36 AM
so if it turns really cold you need to buy more  blue or do you have a suitable wool stash  :wool: :wool:  :wool:
Title: Re: Temperature blanket
Post by: Pearl on January 07, 2018, 11:36:37 AM
I've bought wool of each colour, more balls for the middle range colours. 
Title: Re: Temperature blanket
Post by: Fiona M on January 07, 2018, 13:52:37 PM
It's a lovely idea for a blanket!  I hope it doesn't all end up blue though  0_0
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Post by: LeilaMay on January 07, 2018, 13:54:26 PM
Oh wow, what a wonderful project! can't wait to see how it goes :)
Title: Re: Temperature blanket
Post by: Pearl on January 07, 2018, 14:14:56 PM
It's a lovely idea for a blanket!  I hope it doesn't all end up blue though  0_0

Ha, ha, me too!

Not too late to join in, LeilaMay.  I'm using the Accuweather website for the temperature.
Title: Re: Temperature blanket
Post by: LeilaMay on January 07, 2018, 17:23:21 PM
I have just finished a blanket, and I'm now knitting stripey socks with all my part balls  :)

"I may be some time. . . "

insert knitting icon  :)
Title: Re: Temperature blanket
Post by: toileandtrouble on January 09, 2018, 22:29:32 PM
Oh, just read this as 'Temperance blanket'.  Perhaps if you knit a row every time you are tempted to have a drink?
Title: Re: Temperature blanket
Post by: Pearl on January 09, 2018, 23:48:10 PM
Oh, just read this as 'Temperance blanket'.  Perhaps if you knit a row every time you are tempted to have a drink?

Then it wouldn't take a year to finish, tandt.   :D
Title: Re: Temperature blanket
Post by: b15erk on January 10, 2018, 09:34:37 AM
Love this idea Pearl, hope you get to warm colours soon, although I do love blues and lavenders (and all the other colours on the spectrum!)

I'm struggling to pick the needles up atm, post Christmas inertia perhaps?

Jessie
Title: Re: Temperature blanket
Post by: Vegegrow on January 10, 2018, 09:49:29 AM
As a family that live by the weather... farming will do that for you ...DH  :devil: would like additional information in a blanket as well as temperature he would like rain ice snow and wind recorded as well.... :fish:

@Jessie... Rabbit season will soon be upon us  :*
Title: Re: Temperature blanket
Post by: b15erk on January 10, 2018, 09:53:40 AM
Ducks this year Veg!!  It's 3 Jemima's this year  :)  Maybe a bunny or two may sneak in.....  :loveit:

Jessie
Title: Re: Temperature blanket
Post by: Vegegrow on January 10, 2018, 10:10:46 AM
Ducks this year Veg!!  It's 3 Jemima's this year  :)  Maybe a bunny or two may sneak in.....  :loveit:

Jessie

Better start now Jessie....


sorry about the thread swerve Pearl
Title: Re: Temperature blanket
Post by: b15erk on January 10, 2018, 10:16:38 AM
I've done one duck body, and have several bunny body parts leftover from last year.  The mojo, unfortunately, is not registering the urgency.....  :S

Having difficulty resuming my usual routing this year.  I think it's because I forgot to take my knitting with me on holiday.

Must buck up!!

Jessie
Title: Re: Temperature blanket
Post by: Pearl on January 10, 2018, 12:38:18 PM
sorry about the thread swerve Pearl

No worries, Vege; it's usually me doing the swerving.

Looking forward to seeing the Jemimas, Jessie.  I like the idea of knitted toys but know I'd never sew them up.   :P
Title: Re: Temperature blanket
Post by: Sewbee on January 10, 2018, 16:49:18 PM
I love this idea! I might try this when I crochet another Afghan blanket but first I have to finish the one I started two years ago!
Title: Re: Temperature blanket
Post by: Vegegrow on January 10, 2018, 16:56:13 PM
No worries, Vege; it's usually me doing the swerving.

Looking forward to seeing the Jemimas, Jessie.  I like the idea of knitted toys but know I'd never sew them up.   :P

I'm a bit worried about these Pearl  @Jessie 'and have several bunny body parts leftover from last year.'
Title: Re: Temperature blanket
Post by: Pearl on January 21, 2018, 12:23:24 PM
Not getting any warmer yet.   :(
Title: Re: Temperature blanket
Post by: Fiona M on January 21, 2018, 12:41:49 PM
Pretty though - and it's definitely going to warm up after today!
Title: Re: Temperature blanket
Post by: Pearl on January 21, 2018, 13:00:08 PM
Pretty though - and it's definitely going to warm up after today!

It has stopped snowing.   :)
Title: Re: Temperature blanket
Post by: Sandra on January 22, 2018, 08:38:24 AM
I wondered what on earth a 'temperature blanket' was, and finally clicked on this thread to see...(I don't do knitty yarn crochet stuff  :wool: ).

This is lovely.  :)  I really like this idea and I'll keep popping in to see how it's going.

Yes. It's looking very pretty.

Sandra.
xxx
Title: Re: Temperature blanket
Post by: Pearl on January 24, 2018, 17:04:51 PM
Yesterday was a pale green day.  Woo hoo!  Spring is on the way.   :flower: :flower: :flower:
Title: Re: Temperature blanket
Post by: Pearl on March 01, 2018, 18:12:56 PM
In case you haven't been out, today it has been very cold.   :D

Title: Re: Temperature blanket
Post by: Fiona M on March 01, 2018, 19:53:47 PM
Gosh, it (blanket) is very 'cool' so far isn't it?  I'm looking forward to seeing it go (soon please) into the warmer shades!  I think this is such a great idea, I may do one myself!
Title: Re: Temperature blanket
Post by: sewingj on April 27, 2018, 16:14:59 PM
@Pearl  just wondering if you are still doing your blanket - and is it completely blue?!
Title: Re: Temperature blanket
Post by: Pearl on April 27, 2018, 20:27:20 PM
Look, @Fiona M , it's getting warmer.

Yes, @sewingj , I'm still going.  Look, I think it was Summer last Wednesday.   :D  I'm hoping to put the blue away for a while.
Title: Re: Temperature blanket
Post by: Fiona M on April 28, 2018, 08:05:47 AM
At last!  The bright stripe signifying the recent brief heatwave is wonderful!   :D
Good job you don't live up here, it's still brass monkeys!
Title: Re: Temperature blanket
Post by: Pearl on April 30, 2018, 18:57:35 PM
Spoke too soon.  Back to blue.   :wool:
Title: Re: Temperature blanket
Post by: Ellabella on May 08, 2018, 20:47:01 PM
Hows the blanket doing Pearl?

Should have a few brighter colours now. :wool:
Title: Re: Temperature blanket
Post by: Catllar on May 08, 2018, 21:57:48 PM
What a great idea!
Title: Re: Temperature blanket
Post by: Fiona M on May 09, 2018, 07:18:22 AM
Yes, let's see that lovely big four day hot stripe!
Title: Re: Temperature blanket
Post by: Pearl on May 09, 2018, 07:24:32 AM
You know this will jinx the hot spell, don't you?
Title: Re: Temperature blanket
Post by: Fiona M on June 24, 2018, 21:22:51 PM
Are you still working on your blanket Pearl?
Title: Re: Temperature blanket
Post by: Pearl on June 25, 2018, 05:20:53 AM
Yes, @Fiona M , although I am a few days behind.  June has been very boring so far - all yellow (2 shades).  I'll post a pic at the weekend when it will be half finished.
Title: Re: Temperature blanket
Post by: Pearl on June 26, 2018, 19:10:15 PM
Spoke too soon.  It's suddenly turned orange.  May be red tomorrow. 
Title: Re: Temperature blanket
Post by: BrendaP on August 08, 2018, 20:35:55 PM
How much RED does it have now?
Title: Re: Temperature blanket
Post by: Pearl on August 08, 2018, 21:18:02 PM
Not as much as it should.  Too hot to knit.   :D
Title: Re: Temperature blanket
Post by: Pearl on August 17, 2018, 15:55:15 PM
Dilemma - I don't like the orange or the red.   :(  I knew I didn't before I started but I already had those yarns so thought I would save a few pennies.

Should I:-
a) carry on 
b) undo to the end of April and replace the red and orange
C) undo to the end of June and replace the red?
Title: Re: Temperature blanket
Post by: wrenkins on August 17, 2018, 16:03:46 PM
Option C.
Will you replace it with
a. a 'nicer' red
b. a stronger orange
c. a deeper orange
d. something else?
 0_0
Title: Re: Temperature blanket
Post by: Lowena on August 17, 2018, 16:05:34 PM
I like the colours as they are
Title: Re: Temperature blanket
Post by: Ploshkin on August 17, 2018, 16:10:48 PM
The yellow / orange is fine but to my eyes the 'red' looks a bit pink.  If it was mine I would replace the red.
Title: Re: Temperature blanket
Post by: Francesca on August 17, 2018, 16:35:59 PM
I really like it. I think once it's done you'll like it too. Probably just too close to it now.
Title: Re: Temperature blanket
Post by: Fiona M on August 17, 2018, 16:43:03 PM
I like it as it is, because the colours represent the temperatures experienced and will be bordered either side by the cooler colours of winter/spring & autumn/winter.
Agree with Francesca, I think you’ll like it when it’s finished.
Title: Re: Temperature blanket
Post by: Pearl on August 17, 2018, 16:52:20 PM
Thank you.  I'll carry on and hope it gets cooler soon.   :)
Title: Re: Temperature blanket
Post by: WendyW on August 17, 2018, 16:55:39 PM
I'm working on one for the first year of my granddaughter's life. For each row I'm using two strand together- one strand for the low temp and one for the high temp.
Title: Re: Temperature blanket
Post by: Lachica on August 17, 2018, 17:01:58 PM
Agree with @Francesca  & @Fiona M. It is what it is, and will soon be framed with those cooler colours. I admire your persistence, a project lasting a whole year would have been long since abandoned here!
Title: Re: Temperature blanket
Post by: Pearl on August 17, 2018, 17:13:09 PM
That sounds lovely, @WendyW .  Do you have a pic?   :)

Guess what I've done?  Don't you hate it when people ask for advice and then ignore it?  I tried replacing the red as @Ploshkin suggested but the orange was still too neon.  Now Jaffa has been replaced with Spice, it's almost May and I'm a happy Pearl.
Title: Re: Temperature blanket
Post by: Pearl on September 15, 2018, 19:26:58 PM
I've got back to the point I was at before I undid it.  Am currently enjoying a heatwave.   0_0

Will post pic tomorrow.
Title: Re: Temperature blanket
Post by: Pearl on September 18, 2018, 19:05:49 PM
Here's the pic.
Title: Re: Temperature blanket
Post by: Francesca on February 10, 2019, 23:54:44 PM
Did you ever finish @Pearl ?
Title: Re: Temperature blanket
Post by: Pearl on February 11, 2019, 06:16:50 AM
I’m still working on it.  Am in the middle of November so nearly there.
Title: Re: Temperature blanket
Post by: Fiona M on February 11, 2019, 07:26:16 AM
Oh good, I had been wondering too!
Title: Re: Temperature blanket
Post by: fajita on February 11, 2019, 10:02:16 AM
That's looking lovely, @Pearl .
It's nice to look at it and understand the meaning of it.
Title: Re: Temperature blanket
Post by: Pearl on February 17, 2019, 19:49:24 PM
It's December!
Title: Re: Temperature blanket
Post by: Lowena on February 17, 2019, 19:51:27 PM
Well done you... can't wait to see it
Title: Re: Temperature blanket
Post by: Pearl on February 22, 2019, 19:17:05 PM
5...4....3....2....1...

Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
and never brought to mind?

It's the end of 2018! 

Pics tomoz.
Title: Re: Temperature blanket
Post by: Lowena on February 22, 2019, 19:17:49 PM
Can't wait.... that was a looonnng 2018 ;)
Title: Re: Temperature blanket
Post by: wrenkins on February 22, 2019, 19:24:22 PM
Quick! Kiss somebody!  :*
Title: Re: Temperature blanket
Post by: Lowena on February 22, 2019, 20:14:17 PM
@wrenkins  why??????? -<
Title: Re: Temperature blanket
Post by: wrenkins on February 22, 2019, 20:15:38 PM
Happy New Year!!!!  :*
Title: Re: Temperature blanket
Post by: Lowena on February 22, 2019, 21:11:19 PM
Hmmm... @wrenkins you obviously have a better time at NY than I have ever done - I've never kissed anyone ( or been kissed ) even though we always stay up and have been married for 48yrs  :D :D
Title: Re: Temperature blanket
Post by: Iminei on February 23, 2019, 08:11:56 AM
Pics, Pics, Pics, Pics, We want Pics!!!!
Title: Re: Temperature blanket
Post by: Pearl on February 23, 2019, 10:27:35 AM
Here it is.  It's still on the pins as I am going to give it a border (but happily it doesn't need quilting or binding!).  When I lay it out, DD, who claimed the last blanket I knitted, asked, "Am I going to have this one as well?" 
Title: Re: Temperature blanket
Post by: Lowena on February 23, 2019, 10:30:30 AM
Oh gosh, that's gorgeous. I didn't really realise how effective it would look ( and such neat knitting too ;) ) I'm not surprised it's been claimed already and it'll be great to have a quilt to compare it too.
Clever girl  <3
Title: Re: Temperature blanket
Post by: wrenkins on February 23, 2019, 10:36:29 AM
How cool (and hot) is that?
Gorgeous!  :loveit:
Title: Re: Temperature blanket
Post by: Greybird on February 23, 2019, 10:38:34 AM
Are'nt you supposed to rush out and kiss a chimney sweep?
Title: Re: Temperature blanket
Post by: wrenkins on February 23, 2019, 10:40:29 AM
A chimney sweep? Never heard that before @Greybird. I wouldn't kiss mine if he was the last one left. I'll just stay indoors and kiss my own dirty midden thank you.  0_0
Title: Re: Temperature blanket
Post by: Ellabella on February 23, 2019, 10:43:09 AM
Wow, thats fab!
Title: Re: Temperature blanket
Post by: Greybird on February 23, 2019, 11:02:39 AM
That really is beautiful!!
Title: Re: Temperature blanket
Post by: Pearl on February 23, 2019, 12:03:37 PM
Thanks, all.  I was worried it would be too long and narrow, but it's wider than I thought.

Now to sew the ends in.  That'll take the rest of the year.   
Title: Re: Temperature blanket
Post by: fajita on February 23, 2019, 12:10:49 PM
It's fabulous. And look how hot it got there about August/Septemer time.
I do like this idea. I'm going to put it on my list of potentials.
Title: Re: Temperature blanket
Post by: Iminei on February 23, 2019, 15:37:28 PM
Fabulous stuff darling ... 1 row per day???

Gorgeous!
Title: Re: Temperature blanket
Post by: Fiona M on February 23, 2019, 16:58:06 PM
It's fabulous!  It seems ages since I said 'let's hope it's not all blue', and then look what happened!  :D
Title: Re: Temperature blanket
Post by: Pearl on February 23, 2019, 17:10:56 PM
2 rows a day, @Iminei , so that there is a right side and a wrong side.

@Fiona M , you can see when I went on my hols  :) and the week I was shut in a classroom with 30 8-year-olds  :(. 
Title: Re: Temperature blanket
Post by: BrendaP on February 23, 2019, 21:47:23 PM
It's a wonderful reminder of the year.

I can also see when the 'Beast from the East' arrived.  Hope it's not like that again this year or next week will be white :ninja:
Title: Re: Temperature blanket
Post by: SewRuthieSews on February 23, 2019, 22:32:23 PM
Oh wow, what a beautiful blanket!
Title: Re: Temperature blanket
Post by: Pearl on March 21, 2019, 18:12:01 PM
As I am collecting the temperatures for the temp quilt sewalong and have some left over wool, I thought I'd knit mini temperature blanket strips for the local Blankets for the Homeless pod.  There are only 33 stitches.  Last year, 14th April was the first citron day.  This year, it was 15th Feb.  Crazy weather.