Sky Update

Margene isn’t the only one with some pretty sky photos. Of course, we do share the same sky.

Last night’s sunset made me happy:

Sunset

And the sky scarf? Here it is with almost a month down:

Sky scarf - January

I’m glad that we’ve had a lot of blue sky this January, and no inversion – but you can see that we’ve had pretty variable weather.

If I were doing it again, I definitely wouldn’t be crazy enough to triple-strand. I figured that if I’m only doing one garter ridge a day, it wouldn’t be all that difficult to keep the yarns untangled, but it definitely is. I abandoned some of the colors (I had 2 blues and 3 grays) just so I wouldn’t have as many strands to deal with since I’m carrying them up the edge. I’ll probably just stick with one of the blues, the white, and one or two of the grays.

It’s been a great way for me to really pay more attention to the world outside, since I make sure to take a good look at the sky every day, and really appreciate it.

There are ways you could make this project even simpler, or more to your personal tastes. For example, if you don’t like blues and grays, you could just pick any set of colors you like, and assign them to weather patterns, like “clear”, “cloudy”, “rain”, and “snow”. Or use two colors, but with different textures.

One of our historic buildings in Salt Lake City is the Walker Center. It has a weather beacon on top which forecasts the following day’s weather – blue for clear, flashing blue for cloudy, red for rain, and flashing red for snow. Taking from that idea, you could pick any two colors you like (let’s say purple and green), and assign purple in your choice of two textures (stockinette, garter, seed stitch, eyelets, etc) to represent clear and cloudy, and two textures of the green for rain and snow.

Not a multi-color kind of person? Just pick one favorite color and assign different textures to the weather. Not into the weather? Take the same idea and assign it to any other daily theme.

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5 Responses to Sky Update

  1. margene says:

    You always have good ideas and your scarf is simply amazing, especially if you put it beside mine.

  2. Chris says:

    Your scarf is stunning already!

  3. Cookie says:

    Wow! It’s lovely already.

  4. Carrie#K says:

    Where’s the sunset colors? /runs

  5. jill says:

    I’m delighted to see so much blue. You suggested modifications sound like fun!

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