Friday, February 1, 2013
I got an email newsletter the other day from Bernat and it mentioned the newest KAL/CAL they were having on their blog. It's called the Temperature Scarf, and it's a conceptual pattern. What you do is knit two rows a day in a specific colour yarn to record the temperature. It will have a border of white at each end and also have a few rows of white in between each month to separate them. At the end of the year you'll have a scarf that's all different colours and that is a visual representation of the temperatures over the year where you live. Or you can do it as a "my temperatures" type of thing and use the temperature from wherever you are each day, say for example if you were travelling. I still haven't decided just yet if I will do mine as a representation of "my hometown" or "my temperatures." What do you think? You can read the full details and probably a better description over on the Bernat blog here.
When I seen this, I knew it was something I had to do. I've always been interested in weather and one of my childhood dreams was to be a weatherperson. So really, what could be more fun than checking out the temperature each day and recording it in my knitting?
I decided to use Vicki Howell's Sheep(ish) yarn and I picked a colour palette that appealed to me. Now that I look at them all together, I realize that I actually have colours that are "Raili colours"! Those are totally them. All that's missing is a little yellow.
I won't be posting everyday about it, but I think I'll share my progress from time to time on here. I'm really so excited about this, I think it's going to be fun!!
If this is something that interests you, why not join in? There is a KAL/CAL going on in the Bernat forums and there is a Ravelry Group by Kristen Cooper (aka Honey Nutbrown) who are all working together if you're interested. I'm not knitting along with a group or anything, just on my own, but I still think the whole process will be very fun and interesting.
Have a lovely day,