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People Are Knitting And Crocheting Daily Weather Temperatures To Create Colorful Scarves And Blankets

I don't know about you, but I'm always looking for new and unique crafting project ideas. It's really easy to get stuck doing what you do best, or what you like doing the most, but sometimes you need something fresh to spark a new appreciation for the craft.

If you're a knitter or crocheter, a "tempestry" is a great in-between project that will create a stunning scarf or blanket when it's complete.

From first glance, this looks like a fun and colorful crochet blanket, which it totally is—but there's a bit more tucked into each stitch.

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This is actually a "tempestry," or temperature tapestry.

Each colorful row of the project represents the highest temperature for each day of a given year from your town.

The colors are measured in 5-degree increments from under -30°F all the way up to more than 121°F.

When the project is finished, the bottom should represent January, with the very top of the project finishing in December.

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However, there are plenty of variations, such as documenting a period of time globally or locally in a given city or town.

You can use whatever colors you like to correspond to temperature variations, or you can follow the one that The Tempestry Project has created.

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Find the template on their website and follow along.

It's a really neat way to look back on the years and have an interactive visualization of the changing climate, which you can also compare to other completed tempestries.

Instagram | @tempestryproject

It's also a great beginner project for those who are curious about knitting or crocheting. All you have to do is stitch rows and, I bet by the end of the year, you'll see how much progress you've made with the craft!

All the colors end up creating a beautiful and unique scarf, blanket, wall tapestry, or even table runner.

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No matter what your tempestry is used for, it certainly tells a story.

It's not just knitters and crocheters that are documenting climate changes through their work.

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Other needleworkers are doing it too, like cross stitchers.

How cool is this?

Instead of scarves, cross stitchers can turn their tempestry into a colorful bookmark.

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You don't need to wait until the new year to get started—the temperature doesn't wait for anyone!

Will you be giving this project a try? Let us know!