With many thanks to Debbie Posmontier,
who launched the idea of temperature squares as a monthly theme.
I am pleased to host:
TEMPERATURES AROUND THE GLOBE IN 30 DAYS
Have you heard of temperature squares?
They are a wonderful theme idea, and it's easy to see why -- they're fun to make, a 30 day project and have the potential to turn into cheerful blankets for boys and girls.
What are temparature squares?
The basic idea is that you knit or crochet a square for a blanket in a color that coordinates with the temperature. If you use different colors, you'll get a beautiful variation throughout the day, week or even month . Depending on the climate where you live, each color will correspond to the degrees.
Below is a sample color chart. I have chosen this one for the children because of its bold colors. Please feel free to use pastels, shades, tones.
Don’t think if it snows and it is far below zero (-18C), your square should consist of one color only (following the chart it should be Pinky Purple)..the day has more temperatures than one, maybe the same day it rises up to -7C (Blue).. and imagine sitting in the sun…..the real feel could be +10C (Green) and the colors of your square will change….and maybe even your mood?
There are so many variations you could do for squares , or maybe you are in the mood to make a blanket….
- You don't necessarily have to make striped squares…..use any pattern you like, e.g. circle in a square, CtC diagonal stripes, diagonal knit squares, granny squares, and so on. The stripes or other patterns and plain janes will represent our global community temperature squares.
- Think of the high and low temp of each day – and also at night - for a single location, or,
- The high and low temperatures of a location combined in the northern and southern hemisphere, e.g. Toronto combined with Bryanston.....
Since we live all over the world, the possibilities are endless and I am curious to see what the temperatures will bring!
Talking about temperatures: Handwarmers are more than welcome!
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Thank you Glo! How could I have missed this delightful discussion? Just what I need ............
More beautiful handwarmers, Joan! I love the colors in all of them ... xo
The variety of colors you use is endless! So beautiful, lovely colors! Thank you Joan! xo
The children will love these Joan.
Karen, it is always a pleasure to look at what you have made. I love these colorful handwarmers and so many!
Lovely hand-warmers Karen.
Karen, what gorgeous color combinations here. 25 pair !!!!! Well done :) xo
My contribution to the November theme. Most of the yarn is 100% wool, (superwash quality). It was an exciting challenge to combine the global temperatures in one blanket, from -25C up to +38C. Whether the color is red, pink, yellow, blue, green or purple, this blankie will give warmth for sure. With special thanks to my friend Pien from the Woolshop, who donated the yellow 100% Merino wool for KAS.
A gorgeous blanket Anneke ! It will be so warm and the child will love exploring the colours and patterns. Thanks Pien for giving Anneke the opportunity to be so creative. xx