Temperature Blanket - March 2023

I’ve often toyed with the idea of making a Temperature Blanket but lack the maths skills or expertise to work out how to make it KAS sized. I then had the idea of combining the average temperatures in Johannesburg and where I live in England in a square for each month of the year. Starting with January in the top left, each square represents low to high outwards for the UK followed by low to high for Jo’Burg. I found the temperatures on the internet and chose the year 2021. Fuchsia represents temperatures in the high 20s and the blanket clearly shows how much of the year Jo’Burg enjoys this heat during the day. Sadly 2021 was a poor summer for us in the UK and we only achieved, at our hottest, low 20s in July and August, represented by Mustard.(NB. These figures are for the city of Johannesburg, not necessarily the areas where KAS distributions take place. Temperatures can drop quite substantially at night-time in South Africa, particularly at altitude, so warm blankets are always very much needed. Please remember that in the shanty towns the homes have no insulation and little or no heat source and the children are often sleeping outside with no covering whatsoever.)
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  • Excellent idea, beautiful blanket

  • A great solution to the temperature blanket idea, and it makes a wonderful blanket.  I really like your color choices.

  • A winner, a beauty and a piecie of art! 

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