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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Very pretty Kathy! Stunning handwarmers especially the ones on the bottom right! I love the little cute bear....so sweet!
Beautiful ! Love the rainbow hand-warmers.
Beautiful collection, Kathy! I agree with Anneke ... the little bear is a cutie! xo
WOW! Linda, you and Rose make a great team :) What a beautiful 'sunny' blanket ... xo
Oh dear! This was behind the yellow, light and dark blue squares and your temperature squares! Stunning blanket Linda and what a teamwork. Lovely to have a friend like Rose. xoxo.....PS: It doesn't matter that the photo is fuzzy.....I am SURE that the squares are beautiful!
Thanks so much Anneke for this fun and informative theme. I've learned a lot about temperatures around the world and enjoyed seeing the beautiful examples from everyone. xx
Thanks so much Linda. I was without any self-confidence at the start of the Theme. Soooo happy that my KAS friends made the Theme so succesful! xo
Diana thank you!!! Tulips from Holland!!! How thoughtful of you, sooo kind! xoxo