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#C2CMAL2018 September WIP

September has brought some welcome relief from the insane temperatures we had in July and August, and as a result there is a glimpse of orange and even yellow finding its way back into my temperature blanket. Time for a short update on my C2C Make Along 2018 temperature blanket and looking forward to a workshop about making a temperature blanket at Hooks and Yarn in Amsterdam.

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.

September 2018

I fell behind on my temperature blanket during the month September; work has been very busy with the start of the new academic year in combination with a high teaching load in the first semester. Luckily we have been decreasing the diagonals steadily from beginning of August, which means that each row goes just slightly faster than the previous one.

The start of August was warm, kind of a repetitive pattern for 2018 it seems, but towards the end of the month we had temperatures as low as 12C (54F). The lower temperatures were a welcome change from the insane, 30’s C (90’s F) we have been having. The end of September brought stable temperatures of high 10’s C (65’s F), giving dark yellow and light orange stripes in my blanket. How I missed these colors!

Having said that, looking at the weather forecast for the first week of October, it seems that the reds might be coming back.


Workshop Temperature Blanket

Would you like to make a temperature blanket? Come and join me at Hooks and Yarn in Amsterdam where I will give a workshop on designing your own temperature blanket. We will consider which yarn and colors to use, which stitches work best and make a start with a gauge swatch. I will give you all the documentation you need to make your own temperature blanket, including pattern ideas and tables to keep track of your temperatures and colors.

You can register for the workshop through the website of Hooks and Yarn. The workshop includes a high tea and all participants will receive a goodie bag from me. The workshop is in Dutch, but if I know that any English speaking people are coming, I will make sure the workshop is bilingual. Hope to see you there ❤

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.

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 October looks like as we slowly move towards the end of the year.

With love,

Esther

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