In 2012 I knitted a blanket square a day based on how the sky looked at midday. I knitted almost a year's worth of squares (360 in total) and stitched them together to make a blanket recording the year's weather. It was a lot of work but a huge amount of fun!
My sky blanket was based on Lea Redmond's awesome Sky Scarf project, and in turn my blanket project has inspired other people to start their own sky blankets. Seeing the photos has been quite thrilling and I'm delighted to be able to share some of them with you guys today...
Karen's blanket has been put to good use this winter! Like me, she chose her sky colours based on the sky at midday each day:
Alicia blogged about working on her blanket. I love how she got her kids involved with the project: "They love coloring in the little squares every day. During the school year we kept it in the car and they took turns filling them in for me on the way to school."
Leanne has also been blogging about her blanket's progress. It's been lovely seeing updates popping up on her blog as her blanket has grown, and seeing her kitty "helping" along the way!
You can read all about Leanne's blanket-making adventures on her old blog, Knit Me a Cake.
She also blogged about how to knit a sky blanket square - her squares are bigger than mine and all knitted in moss stitch (I stuck to plain old garter stitch for my blanket) - and recently shared some great tips for sticking with a long-term crafty project like this.
Finally, my blanket-making inspired Laura to make a wonderful weather quilt for her niece - giving it as a surprise 1st birthday gift!
Laura used a selection of prints to represent different kinds of weather (sunny, rainy, grey, etc), using at least two different prints for each weather type so she wouldn't end up with two squares the same next to each other.
Many thanks to the ladies who have shared their wonderful sky project photos! It has made me so happy to see them xxx
Fancy starting your own sky knitting project? Click here to read about Lea's original Sky Scarf project, or click here for instructions for how to knit a sky blanket.