Crocheting a sky blanket - the first quarter
Back in January I wrote about my plan to crochet a sky blanket consisting of one 4-round granny square for each day of the year, in a colour representing the colour of the sky that day at noon.
Here is the blanket on the edge of my bed at the end of January, starting in the top left hand corner then working diagonally:
I have to say, I am loving this blanket. I love how the colours go together in a random way, ending up with clusters of white or blue or yellow. Each square takes just a few minutes to make, I'm joining as I go and even being quite prompt at sewing the ends in (having learned the lesson from my recent scarf).
I failed to take a photo at the end of February as I had a few days to catch up with and kept going into March, forgetting that February only has 28 days in. Whoops.
Here is how it looks today, 31st March:
I am so looking forward to seeing how this grows over the rest of the year! I've got a brighter yellow to use for summer sun, which I think I'll count as being in June, July and August. So hopefully the next quarterly installment will contain some bright yellow!
On Twitter I read about a 9 year old girl in Seattle who made a weather scarf, knitting a row per day based on the temperature, so blues and pinks. It's beautiful! I'm not sure I'd want to make a scarf, or indeed another blanket just yet, but if I did, I think temperature would be a lovely option. Something else to put on the to do list!