Last week was a bit of a mess in terms of meeting my crafty goals and posting to the blog; between the new stat (Happy Belated Family Day) I had a 4 day weekend, a very short and very busy 3-day work week, and gettingt reacquainted with Skyrim, not much knitting and crocheting happened.
Inca, the younger of my parents two Miniature Schnauzers, has always loved stuffed animals. She’s very gentle with them, unlike Charlie who starts destroying them by removing the ears. This pic is of her when she was a wee puppy of 3 months old.
In mid-January my mom sent me a link to the Max’s World blog post she had found that outlined how the writer was planning a scarf to record the temperature each day with a different colour, using a range of 5 degrees Celsius for each colour.
Mom and I both really liked the idea so we went yarn shopping and split 4 skeins of Berroco Vintage Worsted and each bought another 3 to make our own temperature scarves. We’ve assigned different temperature ranges to the colours we’re sharing so that we don’t end up with the same scarf.
Here’s the colour scheme I’m using:
I’m doing a 1×1 rib pattern (a la the Noro Striped Scarf) and I’m trying to weave in the ends as I go, because I know that the project will never be completed if I leave them all for when I’m done knitting it. I caught up for the beginning of January and now I add a few rows every couple of days. I plan on documenting my scarf at the end of every month to show my progress. I’m using a Google Drive spreadsheet to record the daily temperature and the Environment Canada website for my temperature data.
The things I really like about this project are that I’m encoding data into my knitting, it makes a random striped pattern without my having to try to be random, and there’s no pressure to finish it because it’s going to take a year.
My brother’s Miniature Schnauzer, Anya, after she had just been brushed last weekend. She looks more serious than usual because her eyebrows are even in this photo, normally the left one sticks up giving her a quizzical expression.