Carole has a new project, a temperature blanket for 2017.

9th update 31.8.17 

Page up dated 31.8.2017
 
   

Carole has a new project, a temperature blanket for 2017.

The way the project works is that Carole has selected a colour palette of yarns that will represent a daily temperature throughout the year.

Carole will record the outdoor temperature where ever she is at approximately 09.00 hrs.

Then a colour represents a temperature in the following range.

Carole then will knit a row a day in the appropriate colour for the day to create a blanket over the year.

Unless we go on far away travels Carole isn't expecting to use a lot of purple or red yarn!

The yarn Carole is using is from the J C Brett's Top Value double knitting weight acrylic yarn.

Red 32 degrees centigrade and above Top Value Shade 8426

Yellow 26 -31 degrees C Top Value Shade 8411

Dusky Pink 20 - 25 degrees C Top Value Shade 8477

Light Pink 13 - 19 degrees C Top Value Shade 848

Light Blue 7 - 12 degrees C Top Value Shade 8418

Air force Blue 1- 6 degrees C Top Value Shade 8419

Everton Blue -5 - 0 degrees C Top Value Shade 8417

Purple - 6 degrees c and below Top Value Shade 8432

These names are our interpretation of the shades.

Carole is knitting the blanket on a 4mm circular needle and has approximately 270 stitches on the needle. Carole is knitting using a garter stitch.

Knitting the first few rows 

Knitting the first few stitches of the temperature blanket 2017

Carole Wareing is knitting the first few rows of her new project, a temperature blanket for 2017.

The blanket is being knitted on a 4mm circular needle using a double knitting weight yarn.

 

knitting thr first few rows of the blanket 

 

The thermometer for the temperature blanket 2017

This is the thermometer that Carole will use to check the temperature at about 09.00hrs every morning.

We bought the thermometer from "Ramages" the hardware shop in Burscough, it is a Silver line model and cost us £3.99.

The thermonenter for the temperature blanket 2017 

The thermometer for the temperature blanket 2017

This is the thermometer that Carole will use to check the temperature at about 09.00hrs every morning.

We bought the thermometer from "Ramages" the hardware shop in Burscough, it is a Silver line model and cost us £3.99.

The colour pallette 

The colour palette for the temperature blanket 2017

Each colour of yarn represents a temperature in the following range.

Carole Wareing of The Wool Boat will knit a row a day in the appropriate colour for the day after taking a thermometer reading at about 9.00 hrs to create a blanket over the year.

Unless we go on far away travels Carole isn't expecting to use a lot of purple or red yarn!

The yarn Carole is using is from the J C Brett's Top Value double knitting weight acrylic yarn.

First few rows  

The first few rows of the 2017 temperature blanket are on the circular needle.

Carole Wareing is knitting a temperature blanket for 2017.

The blanket is being knitted on a 4mm circular needle using a double knitting weight yarn.

 End of January up date 31.1.17.

      Temperature blanket 2017 End of January.

Carole has now knitted the first months rows of her temperature blanket for 2017.

The blanket is being knitted on a 4mm circular needle using a double knitting weight yarn with 275 stitches per row.

Carole has recorded the outdoor temperature where ever she has been at approximately 09.00 hrs over the last month.

She has spent time in West Lancashire and a week away in a cottage on the north east coast of England in Whitby.

The highest temperature over the 31 days was 8 degrees C and the lowest -3 degrees. The average temperature for the month was 2 degrees C.

Carole has decided to incorporate two rows of black yarn to show the change of month.

     

Temperature Blanket January 2017

 

 

            End of February report for the temperature blanket 2017.

All this month's recordings where taken in West Lancashire near north west coast of England.

The highest temperature over the 28 days was 10 degrees C and the lowest -1 degrees. The average temperature for the month was 4 degrees C, so once again mainly blues shades of yarn have been used.

 

Temperature Blanket end of Feb 2017
 

Temperature blanket 2017 End of March.

Carole Wareing of Colin and Carole's Creations has now knitted the 3rd months rows on to her temperature blanket for 2017.

All this month's recordings where taken in West Lancashire near North West coast of England.

The highest temperature over the 31 days was 11 degrees C and the lowest 2 degrees. The average temperature for the month was 6 degrees C, so once again mainly blues shades of yarn have been used.

The pink row that has snuck in there is actually from an early April day.

      Temerpature Blanket end of March 2017

 

Carole's Temperature blanket at the end of April 2017.

Carole has recorded the outdoor temperature where ever she has been at approximately 09.00 hrs over the last month.

All this month's recordings where taken in West Lancashire near the north west coast of England.

The highest temperature over the 30 days was 15 degrees C and the lowest 6 degrees. The average temperature for the month was 9 degrees C, so once again mainly blues shades of yarn have been used.

So as the temperature starts to slowly increase we're seeing more pinks....

 

Temparture blanket end of April 2017
 

 Update 3.6.17 It's getting warmer

This month's recordings where taken in West Lancashire for the first 23 days of the month and then we set off on our summer cruise towards Cheshire with the last days temperature recording being carried out near Dunham Massey.

The highest temperature over the 31 days was 27 degrees C and the lowest 9 degrees. The average temperature for the month was 16 degrees C, so we are now starting to see yellows, pinks and three red rows of yarn have been used.

Carole is incorporating two rows of black yarn to show the change of month.

        Temperature Blanket end of May 2017

 

Carole's Temperature blanket at the end of June 2017.

Carole has recorded the outdoor temperature where ever she has been at approximately 08.30 hrs over the last month.

This month's recordings have been taken as we have travelled along the Bridgewater and the Trent and Mersey canals between Dunham Massey and Middlewich in Cheshire.

During the month we have travelled approximately 37 miles, through 3 tunnels and 8 locks.

The highest temperature over the 30 days was 38 degrees C and the lowest 10 degrees thus making this the first month of the year where we didn't have a single digit temperature at the recording time. The average temperature for the month was 18 degrees C, so not as many blue shades of yarn have been used.

Carole is incorporating two rows of black yarn to show the change of month.

Image Cw 4004 copyright Colin Wareing of Colin and Carole's Creations

Temperature blanket June 2017 

 Up date 31.7.17 End of July update

This month's recordings have been taken as we have travelled along the Trent and Mersey canal between Middlewich in Cheshire and Barlaston in Staffordshire.

During the month we have travelled approximately 26 miles, through 1 tunnel and 39 locks.

The highest temperature over the 31 days was 26 degrees C and the lowest 11 degrees thus making this the second month of the year where we didn't have a single digit temperature at the recording time. The average temperature for the month was once again 18 degrees C, the same as Junes with one day and thus one row of a light blue yarn have been used. Carole was hoping for a blueless month.

 

Temp blanket end of July 2017
 
                              Temperature blanket end of August 2017.

Temperature blanket end of August 

This month’s recordings have been taken as we have travelled along the Trent and Mersey canal from Barlaston, via Rugeley and back and onto the Staffordshire and Worcestershire canal to Radford Bridge near Stafford in Staffordshire.

During the month we have travelled approximately 25 miles, and through 13 locks.

The highest temperature over the 31 days was 27 degrees C and the lowest 11 degrees thus making this the third month of the year where we didn’t have a single digit temperature at the recording time. The average temperature for the month has dropped from 18 degrees C to 16 C. But we are now starting to light the fire on the boat as we progress into autumn.