Now that January has come to a close, I wanted to share an update on my temperature blanket. As I shared earlier this year, one of my fiber goals was to create a temperature blanket to represent the weather each day of the year. I’ve been hard at work staying up to date with my project. So far, I’m happy with it; sort of.
As I began to create the squares, I quickly realized I needed to find a way to track my joins. What I decided to do was add one more column to my spreadsheet with a “J” for join. As I joined each square to the blanket, I marked it off with a J.
While I measured everything out before I started, I don’t think I realized exactly how huge this blanket would be once complete. I. Mean. HUGE. It will easily work as a blanket for a king size bed. I’m wondering if I should’ve done just three rounds instead of four for each square. It might have held more of the “pixel” look I was looking for overall. But I think in the end, it will still look OK.
I also want to make sure I keep up with weaving in ends as I go. There are few things I hate more when working on a project than weaving in ends. I certainly don’t want to leave them all until the end and spend a week doing nothing but finishing.
Overall, I’m happy with my progress. Stay tuned for my update at the end of February.