2017 Temperature Blanket

2017 Temperature Blanket

Hey Everyone,

I mentioned that I am selling crafts to help pay for the Dopey Challenge. Here is a little sneak peak into what I mean by that little tidbit. Temperature blanket. What. Is. That? Well, it is exactly as it sounds. It is a blanket where each row or granny square is set to a specific color based on where it falls on the thermometer for the day. You can use the high, low or even mean of the day to make this great blanket. Down below is a temperature gauge that I found off of Pinterest. As you can see I have changed things around a little to suit my needs.

In 2016, I tried doing it in rows for the color for the day but I found that it was super boring and I could barely drag myself to finish even one. I needed to find a layout that was good with granny squares. After looking around on Pinterest, yet again. I found this magnificent outline that was great because it even included a space for leap year. Plus, a “free square” separating the months.


This was such a great find. And so I decided to use both the high and the low for the day in my granny squares. These are basic granny squares so nothing fancy or difficult, outside of joining. For the middle I use the low, and for the outside I use the high. Each square comes to be about 3″ square.

I have included what I have done so far. Down below is January 1, 2017- February 4, 2017. See my pretty pink square as a month separator.


January 1, 2017- February 22, 2017

January 1, 2017- March 10, 2017. Two pretty pink squares, because it wasn’t leap year this year.


January 1, 2017- March 28, 2017. It started to get really hot.


January 1, 2017- April 14, 2017.


January 1, 2017- May 1, 2017


January 1, 2017- May 19, 2017


January 1, 2017- June 5, 2017


January 1, 2017- June 23, 2017.


As you can see, each day is different than the last. And it is so hot in Reno, NV that it is in the high 90s.

In the end, this is the type of blanket that I can work on when I have time or when my husband wants me to watch a movie with him. As well as earning a little money for when it is finished. $300-$350 to go towards the Dopey Challenge costs. How I figure the costs are: $30 for the cost of the yarn, plus, $0.40 per square ($151.20),  plus $0.40 for time on each square ($151.20), which comes out to $332.40. I am very liberal with the cost of my time.

Hopefully, by the end of this adventure I will have made and sold 3 blankets (2017, 2018, and 2019). The 2018 blanket colors and temperature gauge is already planned out. More on that closer to the 2018 year.

See you on the other side!

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