Potatoes, squash, beans, chard, basil, onions, & Temperature Blanket Update

We got a pretty mess of vegetables out of the garden the other day. We were happy we could harvest a few squash.
We had several potatoes; we used some and stored some for later.We have a rule at our house that the first mess of squash has to be fried. It used to be fried in oil in a skillet method. A few years ago, we needed to change our way of cooking to be healthier, so we make a stir-fry instead. Our stir fry is a bit of olive oil, squash, potatoes, basil, onions, and a bit of cornmeal just for nostalgia. ­čśë

Thankfully, our area is finally getting some rain. My husband thought it a good idea to go ahead and harvest all the potatoes so they wouldn’t ruin. I agreed with him since the potato plants were starting to die and since we got such a nice harvest a few days before.
Considering that we didn’t plant but 5 lbs. of potatoes, I think we got a good harvest.
I’m guessing there’s probably a couple pecks (half bushel)
We’re happy with them.


Temperature Blankets Update:

I decided to skip May temperature blankets update and wait until June to do my update so they’d be a bit bigger than every couple weeks.
They’re still coming along fairly well.

Wishing you all a great weekend!

 

 

 


 

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WIP Wednesday – March 2019 Temperature blankets Update

Here’s my monthly update of my temperature blankets. Crocheting the daily add-on has become a part of my morning routine. My blankets are coming along well. I like the way they look with their different lengths of colors.


I wish you all success in whatever projects you have in the works.

 

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WIP Wednesday – Temperature blankets Update

In an earlier post, I said I was going to give updates on my temperature blankets every 29 days or so, but I made another color change that I wanted to share.
I’m not using ‘Aran’ color for the joining. I’m using other colors to help give the blankets more character and help make them easier to tell apart.

For the ‘High Temperature’ blanket, I’m using ‘burgundy’ for the joining (and the edging when it’s finished) because that’s the color of the ‘Highest’ temperature on my chart.For the ‘Low Temperature’ blanket, I’m using ‘White’ for the joining (and the edging when it’s finished) because that’s the color of the ‘Lowest’ temperature on my chart.

I’m hoping that this is the final adjustment I make. Now I can focus on adding the colors each day and joining the rows together every 14 days.

Wishing you all a wonderful rest of the week.

 

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WIP Wednesday – Another Temperature blanket – Low Temp

The 2019 temperature blanket that I’ve been working on is for the ‘High’ temperatures of the day. I’ve been playing with the idea of making a second one of the ‘Low’ temperatures of the day. So, last night I pulled up the monthly weather report and began a ‘Low Temp’ blanket. I’m using my same pattern and my same color chart.I think it’ll be pretty neat to see how the 2 blankets compare as time goes on.
Hopefully, I can keep both of them going and come January 1st, 2020, I’ll have two blankets to crochet a border on.
Until then, I plan to make an update on them every 29 days or so.

Here’s wishing you all enjoyment in whatever WIP you’ve got going.

 

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Temperature Blanket 28 day update

I ran into a couple problems with my blanket early on because I couldn’t get the yarn colors in the brand that I need and I lost track of my temperature chart. I went online a found a monthly temperature report for our region.┬áI began ordering/shopping for yarn. I’ve finally got my stock ready to match whatever temperature Mother Nature Mood is.

I raveled the first rectangles out and started my blanket over again.

I couldn’t find a color chart I was happy with, so I made my own. I chose each color in the way I think it reflects the world, such at 50┬░F the plants start trying to sprout so I think ‘Spring Green’ fits its quite well. I may make a post later on and explain each color. I just wanted to give you the general idea.

I think the blanket will be pretty interesting when it’s finished. It isn’t going to be very large maybe about 38″x44″ (inches).
I designed the pattern myself. It’s rectangles for 364 days, then on the 365th day I’ll do a double crochet row of the color for that day’s temperature. Then I’ll crochet a border around it and call it finished.

Without further ado, here’s how the temperatures of the first 28 days of January 2019 look:
The Degrees are Fahrenheit.
Each color changes with the range of tens: 30┬░ to 39┬░ is blue, 60┬░ to 69┬░ is lemon and such as that
Yarn is Red Heart 4 ply
I’m joining the rows with ‘Aran’. I plan to do the border in it too.
0┬░ & under, white
10┬░& teens, Amethyst (it’s more purple than in the photo)
20┬░ Orchid
30┬░ Blue
40┬░ Light Blue
50┬░ Spring Green
60┬░ Lemon
70┬░ Saffron
80┬░ Pumpkin
90┬░ Cherry Red
100┬░ & above, Burgundy

 

I hope you all have a lovely week of sunshine and blue skies.

 

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Crochet Temperature Blanket Thoughts

I’m attempting to crochet a temperature blanket this year. I’ve been looking at beautiful ones posted online. I’m really impressed with them. I like the idea of making a blanket, adding additions by changing the colors with the temperature of the day.

I designed a pattern for a reasonable size blanket to include all 365 days.
There’s several color charts posted online for the temperatures, but I decided to work up a color chart of my own.

The only year long daily project I’ve ever attempted was many many years ago, on one of my ex-blogs, I challenged myself to post a photo of my yard every day. It got really monotonous, but I managed to do all 365 days. I was happy when the last day of the year arrived and I decided not to ever try another 365 day project again.
However, I hope that crocheting a blanket by matching the colors each day with the temperature, will be something that might hold my interest.

Have you ever took on a project that required daily updates for 365 days?
Was it difficult to keep up the daily additions?

I wish you all success in your projects.

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