Saturday, July 21, 2018

Temperature Shawl & Granny Stashdown CAL-Summer Updates!


Welcome back to both of our year long CALs!  So glad you could join us!  If you're just joining us or not familiar with these projects, we've been working on TWO year long projects...the Granny Stashdown CAL & the Temperature Shawl CAL!


Check out my update video!

OK, let's talk about the Granny Stashdown CAL first:


Basically here's what you do...
  • Grab a bin or basket and use it to collect your yarn odds and ends.
  • Try choosing a color palette you like and look for yarn in that color (I chose shades of pinks, purples, and blues)
  • Make sure it is a similar weight. This does not have to be exact, but I stuck to worsted-ish weight. Some is slightly thinner, some a little thicker. Basically yarn that recommends an I, J, or K hook. However, if you have lots of sock yarn, use that! Have tons of super bulky? Try that instead!
  • Last thing, if you plan on machine washing your blanket when it is finished, make sure all of your yarn is machine washable too!
  • Summer Update! I only added a little bit since my spring update, I seem to have a ton of purple right now and need to head back to my stash to find some more aqua and pink to keep the stripes varied.  I have used SO many yarn odds and ends I have had just laying around and it has been great!!!
Add the Granny Stashdown Blanket to you queue on Ravelry!


Next is our Temperature Shawl CAL...



And here's a refresher on what you do for this one:
  • Working on a shawl...a bit smaller than a blanket.
  • We're doing one row per WEEK (average weekly temperature)
  • To get your average weekly temperature, check out your local weather forecast or an app.  Add up the temperature for each day and divide by 7 (number of days in the week).  This is the number you'll use for the week.  Check the color on the chart to see what color you'll need to complete your row!
  • Each row (using yarn and hook I'm using) will equal about an inch, so a one inch row X 52 weeks in the year = a nice 52 (give or take to account for personal tension) inch shawl at the end of the year (18 inches wide)
  • Even if you get a few weeks behind, it's only one row per week so no biggie catching up, right?
  • Important to note: my chart is in degrees Fahrenheit.  However, you can adjust yours to Celsius if you prefer. 
  • I did a wide range of temperatures because it gets very cold and very hot where I live.  Please adjust accordingly to your area of the world, if you live in a warmer region, your chart will have different ranges for example.
  • Summer Update: Since my spring update, it's gotten warmer, then hotter around these parts!  I've been able to add sections of yellow, light pink, and the hot pink...but no red yet!  When I do the fall update, perhaps we'll see some?  Stay tuned!

Add the Temperature Shawl CAL to you queue on Ravelry!


Please visit and join the Fiber Flux CAL group on Ravelry to get updates, see everyone's progress (fun because we all live in different places in the world with a variety of temperatures + everyone has different yarn odds and ends to use up too!  Also, get questions answered, help others, and show off your work.  


Use the hashtag #fiberfluxcal to share your work or tag @fiberflux on social media!


Let's connect!

© Jennifer Dickerson 2018

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