|My colours, from coldest on the left to hotest on the right, with temps ranging from -40C to +30C.|
I started another knitting project last night, one I've been itching to do for a while. It's a bit of conceptual knitting, where you knit a scarf with different yarn colours representing daily temperatures for a year. Someone started this last year over at Ravelry, and there are now 100's of these scarves popping up in the projects section! So many people were diligent and recorded the temps each day, and knitted their line or two of stitches in the corresponding colours. Others chose to download the temps for the year they wanted and knit it all in one go.
I'll be in the latter catagory. I decided to knit a scarf representing the temps for the very first calender year I've spent in Whitehorse! Maybe I should've started on the day I arrived in the city, but I thought doing one for 2013 would be fun.
It's funny, I've just finished knitting January (between the white sections), and I distinctly remember the warm spell we got mid-month (shown in the purple), with temps around 7-8C (or average daily temp of 2C - I'm doing averages), and I remember the blisterly cold spell we got near the end of the month (that dark blue and black section), with temps around -42C. I think this is going to be a very fun knit!
I just sort of wish I'd made it a bit wider. Not going to go back to reknit, as it'll be around 9 feet long as it is, and that just means I can wind it around my neck more. I'm also hoping that blocking will open up the ribbing a bit more.
Anywho, I hope I finish this project quickly (other than sewing in over 350 ends - and I'm not even exaggerating), because I've signed up for a Knit Along (KAL) over at Holla Knits - making up the Eastwood Cardigan with another haul of yarn I recently bought at Knit Picks. Because I needed another knitting project.
Along with the 5 or 6 I have on the go...and the 3 or 4 I probably should be knitting instead...*ahem*