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.