Sunday, June 30, 2019

Knitting the Temperatures....June 2019

June 1st was 30 degrees Celsius (Red), and June 30th was 27 C ( red-orange). In between we had a low of 13C (yellow) on June 20 but the first day of summer was a pleasant 24 C (orange).
June 2019

May and June 2019

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Knitting the Temperatures...May 2019

We've had a couple of hot hot that I had to start using red-orange (25-29 C) and red (30-34 C)

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Sunday, April 28, 2019

Knitting the Daily Temperatures...March 2019 Finally!

I am keeping up with the daily knitting practice even if I'm not posting here in a timely manner.
Here's the March segment:
As you can see, we suddenly experienced high temperatures well above freezing, and into the double digits.  April is proving to be just as beautiful.

Friday, March 1, 2019

Knitting the Daily Temperatures--February 2019

As per the long range forecast, we have had an extraordinarily cold month, and I got to use some blues and blue-violets!  Yay!

February 2019
February's record of high temps for Vernon, BC

The colour chart with corresponding temps.  I developed this back in January and didn't consider how unlikely it will be to use violet!  Even if we have lows below -15 C (and we did this month), the daytime highs are above that.

The blanket schematic showing January and February completed.
Completed January and February

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Knitting the Daily Temperatures: January 2019

Sometime in December I started noticing knitted and crocheted scarves and blankets worked according to the daily temperatures in a year. A colour scale is developed and every day a row or two are worked in the colour related to that day's high temperature. One of the most notable is the The Tempestry Project, "visualizing climate data in a way that is accurate, personal, tangible, and beautiful." While intrigued, particularly with the underlying purpose to demonstrate climate change, I chose not to participate in this particular project mainly because of having to purchase yarn. (I have an enormous stash and my ulterior motive is to make a dent in it!) The Tempestry scarves are worked using the same yarn and the same scale so that they can be compared at some point. There are people using historical weather data and knitting several scarves so as to create a very tangible comparison.

I also decided that to make a serious impact on my stash I would make a blanket of mitred modules, approximately 3" square. After playing around with some sketches on graph paper, I settled on an arrangement like a calendar.
This will eventually create a blanket about 54" x 63", probably more with a border.

Selection of yarns from my stash
Temperature scale and the module for January 1st.

January 1 and 2

First week of January
 And the rest of the month, extraordinarily mild, hence all the green (1-5 degrees C) and yellow-green (6-10 C) with a little blue-green (-4 to 0 C).

The month of January

I was quite excited late last week to see the extended forecast called for high temps of -14 C. Yay! I would get to use blues (-9 to -5 C) and blue-violet (-14 to -10 C). Here is an image of the work so far which includes the first five days of February.
These past three days have been our coldest yet this year.