Anyway, the post was actually for a crotchet project and it she called in a temperature blanket. I had never heard of such a thing, but come to find out there's all kinds of stuff out there about it. Basically you pick a rainbow selection of yarns and assign a range of temperatures to them and crochet a row based on the average temperature for that day, every day for the year.
The one I saw was for little rosettes where she is doing the outside color for the high temp of the day and the inside color for the low temp of the day.
I have come up with an idea, and who knows how it will actually look but I am going to document my progress and you can let me know what you think.
I pulled out a languishing fat quarter pack and laid them out in a semi-rainbow arrangement.
I have 16 fabrics so I decided, based on the temperatures here in New York to go with the following categories:
So my idea for a pattern is a Plus quilt, with interlocking pluses. I'm going to make the outside of the pluses in the High temp color and the center in the low temp color. I'm not sure how it's going to work out! The squares for the plus pieces will be 2 1/2 inches. If I did my math right, the quilt for the year will end up being about 76x84 roughly (very roughly!).
I found a web side that records the temps for each day: