Thursday, February 08, 2018

Weather Hexies

The temperatures have been all over the place the past few weeks.  And my sewing machine isn't working.  So when I saw Sarah's temperature hexies I fell in love.  They are done in roasettes,  One hexie for each day of the week.  The colours are based on the daily temps. They are all hand stitched - so no machine is needed. Sarah has been doing them for a long time.  But I just couldn't resist.  So I started with January 1st.  I now have 5 rosettes made and another one is coming along nicely.  Mine are all based on the metric system.  Celsius as opposed to Fahrenheit.  But it works.  I haven't chosen a background fabic yet.  But I have marked them with pins so I will remember where they go.

I made a long scarf a few years ago.  Sorry I can't find it to show you.   It was also based on the weather - a few rows each day based on the temperatures.  I really enjoyed making it.  But knitting is not my forte, hexies are!  So why not, I asked myself.

I am linking up with Sarah.


Dolores said...

Clever. If you keep a legend with the quilt, it could be used years from now as an almanac.

Vireya said...

That's fantastic, Hetty! It's great to see another weather hexie participant.

My weather hexies are also in Celsius. I'm using a 5-degree range for each colour, but your climate would probably need a different scale to mine. Mine looks like this:
>45 black - haven't needed this yet and hope I won't.
40-45 purple
35-40 magenta
30-35 red
25-30 orange
20-25 yellow
15-20 green
10-15 aqua/teal
5-10 blue
0-5 pale blue - never needed this all through winter

Have fun! I hope you will join Sarah's link-up every week.

Pamela said...

What a great start to the year! You will love seeing the progression of color as the weeks go by.