I just discovered this recently, but it seems to be all the rage.
The ‘My Year in Temperatures Scarf‘ by Kristen Cooper. The idea is to knit – or crochet – a row every day, with a colour that corresponds to the temperature of the day. So that’s 365 rows on this scarf.
There’s a KAL on Ravelry that I’m tempted to join. I’m still thinking that through. I’ve already signed up for a crochet project that’s going to take some time to finish and taken on another big (hopefully) nation-wide project (more on those later, in another post), so I don’t want to start working on so many things at the beginning of the year, then fizzle out half-way through the project.
This project is a good stash-buster, a chance to use up all those scraps and lengths of left-over yarn that we don’t want to throw out because they’ll be useful for something else. And we know that we all have those in a bag somewhere, don’t we?
At first I was thinking of using the corresponding traditional colours for temperatures – you know, yellow-orange-red for those hot summer days, blues and greys for the cold winter days, etc. But then that would mean going out to look to purchase those specific colours, and I’m trying not to over-do the yarn budget this year (ha!)
But if I’m to use whatever is in the stash right now, will I have the same brand or weight of yarn for the colours that I want? Or maybe use different yarn weights, it’ll make it more interesting, right? I won’t need to use more than a skein, right? Even if I break down the temperature in 10-degree intervals, there shouldn’t be many days within the same temperature range, right? hmmmm …. maybe a little more planning is needed for this …
Better hurry up and make up my mind … we’re already in the second week of the year!
Anybody else doing this?