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Monday, 17 February 2014

Handmade Monday

At the tail end of last year, one of the members of the crochet groups on Facebook put up a picture of her weather blanket.  I'm not sure if I can link to it, but it's here, if you can see it.  It's very lovely, with its days of sunshine, rain, dreich and snow, so magpie that I am, I had to have one of my own.  Hurrah.  Of course, it has to be slightly different from the one in the picture, and have special days marked in, especially as we have some very special days this year, what with one thing and another.

Here are my January squares:

Blue is for rain.  Grey is for, well, grey.  Purple is for bank holidays.  Turquoise is for cold days.  Yellow is for sunny days.  I make a judgement at the end of the day based on the overall weather, so a rainy day with some sun is still a rainy day, and a grey day with some rain is still a grey day.  

I'm trying to sew them together as I go along.  I should probably block what I've already sewn together as it's a bit, well, crappy looking at the moment.  It should be 20 squares by 20 rows in the end, so 400 squares in total.  I feel a bit weird thinking of it like that, but actually I can't be any farther forward with it than I am, and keeping the record means I can go back to it as I feel like it. 

For those interested:

Red will be for birthdays - Simon, Granny, Grandpa, Tim, Lucy, Grandad, me, Jane, Hattie
Pink is for Valentine's Day
Dark blue will be for religious holidays - Shrove Tuesday, Ash Wednesday, Easter (3), Christmas, Boxing Day
White for snow
Pale yellow for the Solstices
Baby Blue for my nephew's birthday

Those, plus 365 days, will make 400 days, and 400 squares. 

One way or another, it will be finished in January 2015.  And bordered.  *cries*


  1. What a lovely idea, thanks for sharing it.

    1. The best bit is that having to record the weather each day means that I'm being that bit more observant, which can only be a good thing.

  2. what a brilliant idea- will give this a go sometime- look forward to seeing the finished product :)

    1. Thank you! Keep checking back, I will try to post an update once a month or so.

  3. This is such a unique design. Really inspiring for all of us during these unknown days. Thank you so much for sharing.