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#C2CMAL2018 August WIP

August….. what shall we say about August? It started just as insane as July ended, with record breaking maximum temperatures, but luckily August has also brought us rain. Wonderful, earth drenching, rain. With the rain, the heat wave we had been having for more than a month came to an end. Since then life has returned a bit to normal, with temperatures in the mid to low 20C’s (70F’s). Time for a quick update on my C2C Make Along 2018 temperature 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.

August 2018

Like I said, August started out hot, hot, hot with temperatures up to 35C (95F) and higher resulting in chocolate brown stripes in my blanket. With the rain came orange and even a hint of yellow in my blanket. Long time since I have seen any yellow. This year is just insane with the high temperatures.

On August 10th, we started to fill out the final corner of our blanket, which means that as the days shorten, so do the stripes on our blanket. Slowly but surely I am starting to feel that the stripes are less long to make, and I can definitely see that the days are shortening. Dusk falls earlier and earlier each day.

I am slightly behind with my blanket, life just gets in the way sometimes. My teaching load peaks in the fall semester, which means that I am working more hours than in the spring semester. I did a bit of catching up over the weekend, but still need to work a few more orange stripes into my blanket before all of August is worked up. I  must say, the orange colors are a welcome change from red!

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.

In a few weeks I will share what August looks like, hopefully we will exchange some of the reds and purples for orange and maybe even a bit of yellow.

With love,

Esther

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