Hi everyone, I tried posting this earlier today but my computer flipped out on me, so I am going to try posting it again.
Definitely would love to smash my computer, but that's a different story. LOL
I am signing on to do this CAL and I am super excited about it. I love to crochet, have been crocheting since I was an itty bitty. (My wonderful aunts discovered that it was one way of keeping me quiet!) I have actually crocheted the Dr. Who (aka the Tom Baker) scarf. Did that last year. I have pictures of the scarf on my blog. (http://dreamweaverartsncrafts.wordpress ... -projects/
) It's not finished, I discovered that I made an error on it so I am working on fixing it and then getting it finished. I hope to have it completed by the end of Feb. I have a couple of other projects that I am working on also. Keeps me busy and quiet, which my roommates love.
(Yea you can tell, I'm the jokester of the bunch.)
Anyways, getting back to the Weather Scarf CAL, I am actually going to make four afghans, based on the seasons. This is going to be a Christmas present for my son and daughter-in-law, my son has been asking for a new afghan for several years now. I will base on the temps where they live which is Council Bluffs, IA. I had seen a blog for the 'sky scarf' and put it on my to do list on Pinterest. I was mulling it over, trying to decide exactly how I wanted to do it, since I have already made a long scarf...by the way that Dr. Who scarf currently measures 11.5 feet. Then when I saw the Weather scarf info in an email from Bernat I thought hmmmm....how can I meld the two? So here's what I am planning on doing.
I will actually start with Dec. 2012 weather info from accuweather.com and incorporate the temperature, the sky conditions and if it snowed, rained or whatever. When I am done the end of Nov 2013 they will have four large colorful afghans that will chronicle the weather their first year of marriage. (They got married Oct. 2012.) I think they will like that. And I hope the afghans don't get too humongous.
I still need to pick my colors out but that won't be too hard. I know I'm going to use some of the colors and yarns that others have mentioned. I think using different yarns will also make the pattern interesting and varied. Like the denimstyle that was mentioned is slightly thicker than some of the other yarns so that will be for storms and such. Then just 4 ply yarn for the temps, keep them consistent. I think I will experiment with stitches too. This should be fun! I can't wait to get started!