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#C2CMAL2018 June WIP

The weather is crazy over here! June has been very hot and incredibly dry. We have hardly had any rain, and considering that The Netherlands is a country known for its water management because we have so much of it, the lack of rain is highly unusual. I read somewhere that June 2018 has been the second driest June since 1906 when they started to record rainfall amounts, that is more than 100 years!

We are not going back 100 years, just one month as it’s time for another update on my C2C Make Along 2018 temperature blanket. For this blanket I am using 35 shades of  Scheepjes Maxi Sweet Treat with a 2.5mm (US 4) hook. Under Resources you find everything you need for the Make Along.

Resources

Scheepjes Suger Rush and Sweet Treat yarn is available from Wool Warehouse (UK/Int), Black Sheep Wools (UK)Knotty House (US), Love Crochet (US)Caro’s Atelier (NL/EU) and many other Scheepjes Stockists.

June 2018

So June has been very hot, with more reds and deep purples being added to my already red and purple blanket. I ran out of yarn again (story of my life) because I did not anticipate that I would be using so much of the hot colors. There was ONE day in which we had a bit of ‘cold’ weather, only 18C (65F), and that gives a sweet yellow stripe in my blanket. But for the rest, back to orange, red and purple.

The third corner we started with at the end of May is now really growing. Looking at this corner you can really see that it has been a very warm year to date. And I am more than a month behind on working away yarn tails, but I decided to keep those for when we are on vacation.

Looking at the forecasts for the next two weeks, I foresee more purples for my blanket. We are expecting a heat wave with temperatures well above 30C (85F). I don’t do heat waves very well. Usually I feel a bit sick and weak when it’s so hot. Hope I can manage the next few weeks. To cheer myself up I painted my toenails blue. They don’t match at all with the temperatures in my blanket at the moment, but they do match my mood.


Make your own #C2CMAL2018 blanket

To make your own blanket you need to align temperatures to colors. I have given you an example in my Color Chart C2C Temperature Blanket Make ALong 2018.  However, feel free to change the range of the temperatures to better suite your local situation. I have decided to use the maximum temperature registered by the official weather station in my city as the temperature for each day of the year.  You can use the Empty Color Chart to register the temperature in your city so that you can keep track of which color goes where. Finally you need the pattern, we are going to keep increasing the diagonal for some time still, so just keep going for the time being.

Share your C2C Make ALong #C2CMAL2018

Maybe you would like to make a blanket along with me? If you are joining me and making a C2C temperature blanket with me I would LOVE to see your blanket progress. Use the hastag #C2CMAL2018 on Facebook and Instagram to help me find it, share your work in my It’s all in a Nutshell Crochet Nuts group on Facebook or tag me in one of your posts.

With love,

Esther

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