Wednesday, January 13, 2016
2016 Project - Temperature Afghan
Here is a chart for the colors I am using. The Mint has been switched to Jade because I didn't realize my original Mint choice was Baby Weight.
Here is progress after the first week. I will use black between the months and as a border.
There are lots of ideas about creating one of these. Some have gone back to research temps for the year they were born, married or other ideas.
One that I really liked was a mother that used her daughter's school colors which were black and orange. She crocheted a blanket by stitching a row of orange each time her daughter's team scored a touchdown and a black row each time an opponent scored. The blanket was gorgeous. I thought it was really a great gift for a teen.
The Facebook group is HUGE. Over 4,000 members. I turned off notifications of posts to my news feed because it just got ANNOYING!! One pessimistic member posted a comment asking how many do we really think will follow through all year. So, in defiance to her sarcasm I'll be posting an update at the beginning of each month to show progress. My blanket should start with these colors and progress to yellow-orange-and purple then back to these blue/greens. I hope it turns out pretty. I am doing single crochet with a "H" hook since there are 366 days this year. It is as wide as my grandson's arm span and at 366 rows it should be long enough to cover his 6'4" height!
After seeing the stack of yarn totes I have, I'll be thinking of other projects to use it!!