Tuesday, January 7, 2014

My Year in Temperatures Scarf

Kari guessed what the yarn is for!  It's a scarf depicting the daily temperatures in Colorado Springs!  

I selected a different color for each five degrees of temperature difference. Colorado temps vary from well below zero to triple digit highs over the course of a year -- so it will take a lot of different yarn colors. 

So far this year the temperature has swung from -10F to 61F!  And the New Year is only one week old!

See that yellow row? The high was 61 on Friday. The fuchsia represents "below zero." I based my color choices on the NOAA weather map. 

Because our daily air temperatures often boast a 30 degree difference between low and high, I decided to knit three rows each day. Each row represents the low, mean (average) and high temperature for that day. 

It will be fun to see the colors swing from purples and blues to yellows, orange and red as summer approaches. I'll post more photos of "My Year in Temperatures" as the year progresses. 


  1. Such a "cool" idea. I can't wait to see what it looks like at the end of the year.

  2. I love that idea - but I think in Brisbane I would have to use 1 degree differences to get enough variation!

  3. What a cool (or warm) idea. Can't wait to see the progress over the coming months.

  4. What a great idea, Marti. I hope you see lots more yellow soon! :o)

  5. What a marvelous take on the popular fad! I was thinking about doing this the other night with sidewalk conditions instead of temperature... :) Just to be different!

  6. This is such a neat idea. Love it!! I think your scarf will look stunning when it's done. How big do you envision this scarf being? 365 daysx3 is a lot of rows unless the width is short.

  7. A Southern Hemisphere one would have the hot colours on either end and the cool in the middle. Rachel from The Life of Riley blog is making a temperature record quilt this year. Have you seen it?


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