Late last year, I read somewhere (a blog? Facebook?) about a knitter's "My Year in Temperatures Scarf." I loved this idea, so I started gathering yarn from my Cascade 220 stash. The original scarf is knit only in colors that represent the daily "average" temperature. However, in Colorado our temperatures some days vary as much as 40 degrees! So I decided to knit three rows for each day, of colors representing the low, average, and high temps.
Come September 1, I was surprised that I hadn't needed to use the color (coral) that represents 100+ degrees. It's rare that we hit 100 degrees -- our elevation is 6801, after all! With a little Google research, I found that there were two days in 2013 that the temperature hit 100 degrees. According to the National Weather Service, the hottest day on record in Denver (1.5 hours to the North of us) was June 25, 2012, when the temperature hit 105 degrees Fahrenheit.
More unusual is the cool, wet weather we've had this summer. According to my personal records (temperatures posted by my neighborhood weather station) on June 10 the low was 40F -- but the high climbed to 79F!
Which is why my fingernails matched the low temperature stripe on September 2:
Here is my scarf-so-far:
I'm saving the "big reveal" until the end of the year; but it's at least 8 feet long now!
Enjoy National Fight Procrastination Day --
if you get around to it!
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