1.10.2013

Just a little bit nerdy.

Last week on Ravelry, the hot right now pattern was the My Year in Temperatures Scarf by Kristin Cooper. It's what she calls a conceptual knitting pattern. So you can pretty much do whatever you want with your scarf, the point is to assign yarn colors to temperatures and knit 2 rows for each day of the year.

I thought this was kind of a cool idea, and I like things like data and spreadsheets, so I thought I'd give it a go. I decided on ordering some Knit Picks Comfy Worsted for the project and it arrived yesterday, so yesterday I played catch up and started on my scarf. I knit through the high temp on January 8th.

I am knitting mine in a garter stitch chevron pattern because I love garter stitch and I love chevrons, so why not? :) I cast on 48 sts and away I went. My plan is to add four rows of ivory at the end of each month.

Here is the rainbow I chose for my scarf:

Living in Chicagoland, you see pretty much all temperatures here. So, maybe it will look like clown barf by the end of the year, or maybe it will look awesome. Either way, it seems like a fun little project to work on throughout the year. I'm going to try to knit on it once a week so I don't get too far behind. I'll of course post the progress of the scarf on the blog (maybe one a month or every other month), but you can keep up with it on my Ravelry project page too.

4 comments:

  1. Your books is on Amazon and getting a lot of play! Congratulations!

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  2. I've seen a couple people starting this project. It's such a fun concept! My husband is obsessed with the weather (and traffic). I should see if he'd be interested in having a temperature scarf. :-D

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  3. I think it will look wonderful when it's done! (And I kindof regret not seeing the idea before the first of the year...maybe I'll file it away for 2014?)

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  4. What a really cool (and hot) concept.

    We've just been through a record heat wave, I'd love to see how that shows on a scarf.

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