Today’s Average Temperature: 32°
Precipitation Type: None
Yarn Color: Blue
Well unfortunately this isn’t going to be as long of a post as I originally wanted. Between dinner clean up from tonight, making lunches & dinner prep for tomorrow, it got later than I expected. Just the bare minimum for the temperature blanket information I suppose.
The all important, fun aspect of the blanket. The following are the temperatures & their corresponding yarn colors.
- -1°> Dove Red Heart Supersaver (RHSS)
- 0-10° White RHSS
- 11-20° Purple Tones RHSS
- 21-30° Royal RHSS
- 31-40° Blue RHSS
- 41-50° Hunter Green RHSS
- 51-60° Spring Green RHSS
- 61-70° Bright Yellow RHSS
- 71-80° Pumpkin RHSS
- 81-90° Shocking Pink RHSS
- 91-100° Burgundy RHSS
- 100°< Lava Deborah Norville
- Snow Diamond Vanna‘s Choice
- Sleet Zebra RHSS
- Rain Macaw RHSS
- Thunder/Lightning Banana Berry RHSS
2. Pattern Information
I was originally considering using a V-Stitch pattern from a baby blanket I like to make as the basis for the blanket. After spending my break time at work today contemplating the best approach, I decided to instead use a revised version of my favorite baby blanket by Lion Brand Yarns: All-star Hooded Blanket.
I’ve used the pattern in full before with the hood, however as of late I prefer to use the pattern without the hood. It works up quick & looks great with variegated yarns:
The pattern is worked up in a series of shells. The baby blanket pattern is worked in sets of 3 stitches to form the shell pattern. For the base chain, it calls for 102 chains for 33 shells (the last 3 chains count as the first single crochet of the next row).
I’m following the baby blanket pattern instructions for the Temperature Blanket almost to the letter, including using the I Hook for my crochet hook. The only thing I’ve changed is I used 144 chains (48 shells) to get the width I desired instead of the 102 recommended in the pattern. One can increase or decrease the desired length of the base chain by 3 chains & the pattern will still work.
All that confusion being said…
(…it’s late, I’ll try to be more coherent later).
I managed to get 3 rows finished in the temperature blanket tonight (January 1-3); I’m currently averaging about 15/20 minutes per row which gives me hope that I’ll manage to get completely caught up to current dates this weekend; I’m only 22 days behind now which is better than yesterday.
Dinner for tomorrow should be all set, as long as I remember to turn on the crockpot before I leave for work tomorrow (I made Slow Cooker Chicken & Wild Rice Soup). I’m hoping this will give me time to get in at least another 3-4 rows tomorrow. That’s all for now (here’s the kitties “helping” tonight):