Crochet Weather Blanket – CAL – 3rd Week

Now we have crocheted the third week off the weather blanket and it’s time again for a small status report. If you have no idea what this is about, you can read it in the Pattern to Crochet a Weather Blanket nachlesen.

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3rd Week of Crocheting a Weather Blanket

We’ve been there for 3 weeks now, well, some came later and are currently catching up. Welcome the latecomers! By the way, I am very pleased that you comment so diligently and help each other in the group. Incidentally, I read all your comments, even if I do not answer every single one, I just would not get it in time. Most of us are already up to date and here I show you again the development of my weather blanket.

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15th Day of Crocheting a Weather Blanket

It is 4°C today and the sky is gloomy and cloudy. We crochet the overcast / cloudy pattern with white yarn.

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16th Day of Crocheting a Weather Blanket

The temperature climbs to 6°C and some rain showers whip against the windows. I crochet the rain pattern with purple yarn. I thought it is nice to stitch in one row below, the one with the sun pattern before. It also rained a lot and it looks very sweet with the long purple tips.

Wetterdecke häkeln - CAL - 3 Wochen

Sometimes you ask where to stitch in for this or that pattern, because there is no guidance for the different combinations. Now I would like to encourage you once again to be a little experimental. No one dictates what your blanket needs to look like and you may be a little bit creative. It does not always have to be stitched in the same way and you can also choose your weather pattern a little subjectively. Just try what it looks like if you stitch in the one way or the other and decide on the most beautiful variant. It does not have to be the same for every row, instead it gives your blanket its very own signature.

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17th Day of Crocheting a Weather Blanket

Today, the thermometer shows only 2°C, but instead of the predicted snow, there is unfortunately only rain again. I really wanted to crochet the snow pattern. So then again the rain pattern in white. This time I did not stitch in quite so deep, did not rain so much, but it looks great with the rain of yesterday.

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18th Day of Crocheting a Weather Blanket

We even reach 9 ° C and stormfront “Frederike” sweeps across Germany. We are lucky, the old pear tree stays strong and our old roof stays on the house. A few old ridge tiles have come down, but we already know that. On the other hand, “Frederike” blew the roof off our local fire department. You can see how lucky we were. Well then, as a compensation today the storm pattern may be crocheted in blue.

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19th Day of Crocheting a Weather Blanket

Frederike also brought lower temperatures and so the thermometer drops to 4 ° C and it remains quite covered all day. We crochet with white Yarn the overcast pattern. That’s what I call  varied the last days.

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20th Day of Crocheting a Weather Blanket

When I looked out the window in the morning, I barely trusted my eyes. It trickles fine white dust on the grey winterworld. The thermometer shows again 4 ° C and we finally crochet the snow pattern in white! I am happy as a little child. Not about the snow, about the pattern! 😉

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21st Day of Crocheting a Weather Blanket

Temperatures continue to drop to 0 ° C and it is covered all day. There is no sign of snow for a long time. Too bad. We crochet the overcast pattern in white. I’ve also found out that it is hard to crochet on the snow, so I stitched in between the stitches. If the rain pattern follows the snow you can crochet the deeper stitches into the tufts or between the tufts in the row below. Looks both great and you can immortalize both. I’ll wait for the right weather for that. 😉

Wetterdecke häkeln - CAL - Zwischenstand - 3 Wochen

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Projection for the Weather Blanket

Of course, the body check for blankets may not be missing this week. My blanket now weighs 278g and is 12.5cm long. The factor for 21 days is 17.4 and so my blanket is expected to be 4837g and 218cm long. This speculation always gives me a lot of pleasure, so I made a small table to compare the changes. Of course you can copy that easily. Funny is that after this week, the weight is greater and the length has become smaller, is probably due to the rain pattern. You can see that in the beginning, the numbers are still very fluctuating and I’m curious when it settles down slowly.

Crochet Weather Blanket – Development of weight and length as well as projections
Weight (in g) Length (incm)
Time so far
valued so far
valued
1st Week 87 +87 4533 4 +4 208
2nd Week 183 +96 4758 +225 9 +5 234 +26
3rd Week 278 +95 4837 +79 12,5 +3,5 218 -16
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Vergangene Wetterdaten herausfinden

In the last few days, a few latecomers have joined our project. Some had already started to think along and had already recorded the weather data of the past few days. Others have decided spontaneously and still need the weather data for days gone by. Now the question arises: where do you get past weather data? Here I show you a few ways to get hold of the past weather data.

  • In a diary or journal, weather data are often recorded. Maybe you have someone in your circle of friends who lives nearby and shares his weather data with you. In this way, you could once again use your social networks meaningful and start a survey. This could then look like this: “Hello dear people, I’m looking for the weather data from 1st January to 21 January 2018 for Buxtehude. For my project  I need temperature and weather conditions (rain, snow, sun, cloudy, etc.) for each day. Who is writhing a diary and can send me this data? Please share it in my area! Thank you very much! “ It may also be useful to share the request in groups and forums.
  • Enter “weather review” and your location in a search engine. With some weather services (e.g. WeatherOnline) you can also retrieve the weather data of past periods. You can find the review mostly at the very end of the page in a diagram. This can be clicked on and set to the desired period, which even works until the 1970s! In addition to the temperatures, you can also enter rainfall or snow depth to know when it has rained or snowed. Similarly, this also works with the hours of sunshine or wind forces to find covered and sunny or stormy days.
  • On the websites of regional newspapers you can often call up the weather report articles for the past days. In the media libraries of regional television stations you will often find past news programs in addition to films and series. Here it pays to browse the archive. However, these weather forecasts are often just forecasts and do not say what the weather really was. However, this variant is very useful to find bad weather or to get some additional weather data.

By the way, you can write down the weather data in a table to see what you are missing. I wish you much fun with the research and I’m glad that you joined us!

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Hands-on-task!

Here comes the next hands-on-task! Write a comment describing the work on your blanket and attach a photo of your blanket! If you are not ready yet, you can do that any time! The following questions could help you: Are you already up to date? How satisfied are you with your colour and pattern change? What challenges did you have? What tips do you have for others? If you like you can also send your projection again!

Attention! Please use the comment function for your report, so that the project remains for posterity. In social networks, things are disappearing so fast! Of course you are allowed to add your stuff there as well. We are publishing new posts on social networks like Facebook and Twitter. For urgent questions and personal exchange you can also find the Ribbelmonster group on Facebook!