The Dog Days of Summer

 

Here’s the thing: I knew when I started the Temperature Scarf I would struggle to finish. 365 days is a long time, and the novelty of the same project, one row a day, gets old at some point. The crazy temperature changes* through winter and spring kept things interesting through the early going, but then we hit summer. Knitting a scarf in summer takes some dedication in its own right (really, who wants to think about wearing a scarf when its 30 degrees** outside) but knitting a scarf that feels like an old project? It just didn’t happen.

 

By mid-August I realized I was completely off the rails for July. I settled into a hotel room one evening with great intentions. I finished July, started August, almost caught up, and vowed I would do better when I got home.

 

I didn’t.

 

So today I took my knitting bag and went out to enjoy the late afternoon late summer sun. It was shady on my chair by the time I finished but July and August are done.

 

Temperature scarf in yellow, orange, and red

I’m hoping as normal schedules resume in September, so will my desire to keep up with this project. If not that, the fact it’s 2/3 done will hopefully be the incentive to keep going.

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*If I’m ever crazy enough to do this again, I need to rethink the temperature scale. More variance in warmer weather was needed.

**Celsius not Fahrenheit. At 30 degrees Fahrenheit you might want to think about a scarf.

  One thought on “The Dog Days of Summer

  1. Heather Brown
    August 31, 2018 at 8:53 pm

    So cool! It will be so neat to look back when it’s all done !

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  2. September 1, 2018 at 6:47 am

    I’m starting to see the tedium of one row at a time, Bonnie. So many of those things seems like great ideas at the start but get a bit long in the tooth as time passes. I would like to see the finished product.

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