Here is a picture of my afghan reflecting temperatures from the first seven days of January 2020.
Kelly at KO Crafts is knitting and crocheting temperature blankets for 2020. In this video she invites people participate in a temperature blanket make along.
I think this is a nice idea.
Another interesting YouTube video about temperature afghans.
Jodi from Jodi’s Creative Corner crocheted her 2019 temperature afghan using only Sunday temperatures.
I like this idea because it is a practical and a manageable way to work on an afghan for year. There are only 52 rows.
For 2020 ,Jodi is considering only Monday temperatures for the afghan.
Sherry from Sherry’s Crocheted Happiness shares the story of crocheting her 2019 temperature blanket. Very informative.
I plan to crochet a temperature afghan for January 2020. It will measure 60 inches x 72 inches and will be done in half double crochet stitches.
I did a gauge swatch using size H crochet hook and Red Heart Super Saver Yarn.
I need to crochet 167 chains to get the right width. I need to crochet 72 rows to get right length. So I figure that comes out 2 rows and 55 stitches each day. I’ll adjust this as needed. But hopefully my gauge swatch is correct.
Afghans make great projects because the gauge doesn’t matter as much as it does with other crochet projects. I’ll measure after I have made my chain to make sure it’s wide enough . I’ll keep checking the length as I go along.
I’ll use the Accu Weather daily high temperatures for Highbridge ( Bronx, New York) as a guide for my color choice. Some of my color changes may take place within rows because I will be doing 2 rows and 55 stitches each day. So that should be interesting.
I am using Red Heart Yarn in 4 colors.
Black will be for temperatures 45 degrees and higher.
Cafe Latte will be for temperatures ranging from 34- 44 degrees .
Aran Fleck will be for temperatures ranging from 23-33 degrees.
Aran will be for temperatures 22 degrees and lower.
I plan to gift this afghan to a family member or friend after it is done.
I like the idea of completing the temperature afghan at the end of a month instead of doing a single one for the whole year.
Please let me know if you are planning to make a temperature afghan or blanket for 2020.
Happy New Year Everyone!
via Daily Prompt: Ovation
The last time I remember receiving applause from an audience was in 1997 at a dinner held in my honor to celebrate my graduation from Hunter College. Obtaining my BA Degree was a huge accomplishment. I started college in 1979. When I stopped attending classes in 1983, I was very close to completing. I finally went back to college on a part-time basis in 1995.
It’s been about 19 years since that celebration dinner . Due to health issues, I am mostly homebound. On days when I feel well enough , I crochet. These days my applause worthy accomplishments are limited to a few sales of my crocheted items on Etsy.
Sent from vTube for Kindle Fire.