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!
Gloria, I had to laugh when I saw this - I annoy my husband by quoting it whenever he complains about the weather! (At the moment our complaint is that it's hot and dry - this may sound like a strange 'complaint' to those of you in colder climates, but we are desperate for rain!)
Hi Lesley can imagine that you complain about the hot weather, I am from a mild climat, sometimes in Summer it can be very hot for a couple days here...which look to last for weeks! After 3 days we have had it with the heatwaves! We are not used to it, besides that it makes it difficult to do things like knit and crochet :)) xo....I hope for you that the rain will come soon!
Thank you Rebecca :)
Absolutely beautiful, Rebecca! Two little girls are going to feel like princesses when they put these on :) xo
What a lovely soft colors Joan, they really represent Spring!
Gorgeous, Joan. You're right ... it's got to be spring somewhere. Unfortunately, it's not here ... LOL xo
Beautiful hand-warmers from Rebecca, Jude and Joan. All temperatures represented.
Jude, these are lovely! And they do fit in with this month's temperature theme ... whatever the weather :) xo
I couldn't let this month's theme go by without at least one contribution. I have been enjoying everyone's take on the weather in their area and beyond. Here is a peek at the weather on the east cost of Canada.
We are headed into winter. This month started with lovely mild fall temperatures, but each day my thermometer sinks further down. The light shades in this are actually rich green to green, changing into sky blue. That takes care of the first of this month. Now in the middle of November, the darker blue is taking over, matching the night time temperatures (and my mood ... LOL). If you look closely, you will see little orange flecks running through the whole square. These flecks show you where my heart is ... in the middle summer :))) xo