In Progress: 2019 Temperature Blanket [01]

Ask me about my least favorite projects to knit or crochet and I’ll return you a list that looks like this:

  • Blankets

  • Amigurumi

  • Baby stuff

Now ask me about all the projects I’m currently knitting or crocheting and I’ll return you a list that looks like this:

  • Blankets

  • Amigurumi

  • Baby stuff

The weird thing is, I’m not even thinking about running into traffic - yet. I’m enjoying working on all three (yes, three) of the blankets I started over the holidays and chomping at the bit to tear apart my “My Little Pony” and “Disney Princess” amigurumi kits I bought with Christmas money (for those of you asking, yes, I’m a child).

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One of those blankets is my Temperature Blanket. What the heck is that? Basically, each day, I record the temperature at 12PM and crochet a row in a color I’ve pre-selected that coordinates with that number. The row takes only about 10 minutes for me to complete so it’s perfect for a quick lunch break recharge OR is really easy to catch up on over a weekend. It’s classic potato-chip crocheting.

This whole concept isn’t new and loads of people over the years have made their own so I feel like I’m late to the party - BUT I’ve been getting back into the instant gratification and thick, cozy texture of crochet lately so I was jonesing to pick up something that could be ongoing.

I’m using the Granny Stripe pattern from Lucy over at Attic 24 except I didn’t chain to start - I did a foundation single crochet because I just really hate chaining, especially on blankets where that means your foundation won’t stretch. I think part of the reason I hate crocheting blankets is because the first row always seems wonky for me. So far, my edit looks good and I actually got the math right so kudos to the art major over here.

At-A-Glance: The Details

Yarn: Hobby Lobby <> I Love This Yarn
Pattern: Granny Stripes from Attic 24
Methodology: See image below for the temperature tiers I’m using

I still can’t believe I’ve got three blankets on the go and a commission on the way that I’m unnaturally excited to start. This is the “new year, new me” I wasn’t anticipating. But every amazing thing in my life has been unexpected so I’m rolling with it.

Hope you all are having a great start to 2019 :)