I decided at new year to make a temperature scarf, which is a woolly record of the daily top temperature for an entire year. You can read my January update here .
This is the colour chart I’m working from:
January was pretty mild, February was pretty much the same temperature the whole time. Here’s what February looked like overall:
Pretty much royal blue, 6-9 degrees the whole time with the odd dip into the navy blue and a lighter blue. I was desperate for some purple, which is the coldest on my blanket! Finally, in the last couple of days, we had some cold temperatures. And snow. I was a bit reluctant to use white yesterday rather than purple, but as I woke up and there were already flakes floating about and snow on the ground, I thought I better document it. Today, on the other hand, there was just a smattering of yesterday’s snow. So I went back to purple today! Plus I felt a top temperature of -1 definitely deserved purple!
I opted to change stitch so that I could see where it changed from January to February. Instead of just normal single crochet, I single crocheted through the back loop, which gives it a bit of a ridge. With hindsight, this only really works properly if you do the same colour for a couple of rows because some of the colours get ‘lost’, but I quite liked the stitch and it means it looks slightly different on each side.
I hate weaving in ends. But they were getting a bit ridiculous. So I decided to weave them in now rather than having 365 days worth.
This then highlighted how wonky my crocheting is before my tablets kick in! Half the reason I do the temperature scarf in the morning is because I have a period of time where I have to sit still and do nothing while I’m waiting for my medications to start working. Otherwise I’m a walking disaster. Except it’s clearly obvious that my coordination and skill aren’t great at this time of the morning when you see how dodgy the raw edges of this scarf are:
It’s terrible! I can crochet straight lines, I promise! Look, here’s a blanket I made which is neat!
It didn’t help that the change in stitch also changed the tension, and I’m also pretty sure that I forgot which size hook I was using at some point. I think I’ll go back to straight single crochet for March. Here’s a comparison shot for January and February temperatures:
In theory, I should be using more light blue from now on as we get into spring. But, this is the U.K. and we’ve had heat waves in March and snow in May before, so we shall see!