Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Sunshine's Sky Scarf

I meant to post this back in June... oh well.
I saw this Sky Scarf idea on Pinterest (thanks Miss Kelly!) and showed it to Sunshine. She fell in love with it. Can I just say, as a homeschooling mom (although not a knitter), I love the idea of conceptual knitting. She's kind of grooving on it too and thinking of projects she can create along the same lines.

So, after looking at the instructions, she decided to come up with her own color scheme and wants to alter the width a little. It's going to be a long process but she's excited. The knitting began yesterday and Sunshine has given me permission to blog her progress. Since she is using worsted weight and not fingering or lace weight, a year's worth might make it too long so Sunshine reserves the right to finish off the scarf when she feels it's a good length. Might be 6 months, might be 9, we'll see how it goes. I think she'd like to see the change from summer to fall and then winter primarily although spring would give her more stormy skies to notate.. We decided that 10am was a good time for her to make a daily observance, of course reserving the right to change her observation should the weather change drastically during the day. I told her not to treat it like a science project but to allow for artistic license. I think she's going to find the patience the hardest to accomplish. She's usually anxious to start a project and get it on it's way enjoying seeing the progress she makes. This project progresses slowly but I think a few months will be enough to see something lovely emerging.

Here are her sky designations...

Clear blue:

Clear blue with clouds:

Light blue:

Light blue with clouds:

Foggy or snow:

Cloudy / overcast / light rain:

Dark clouds / heavy rain / thunderstorm:


  1. What a cute idea! Wish I knew how to knit! Maybe one of these days...

  2. Brilliant!! I can't wait to see the progress on this. Please pass along my enthusiasm to Sunshine. I have yet to purchase my yarn for this project. Of course now my mind is preoccupied on knitting other, tinier, things. :)

  3. Cool idea. It would be fun to do with trees (in the North) or the ocean if you lived in the beach. Very fun

  4. Oh, this is brilliant! such a clever way to keep a weather chart. LOVE IT! Love her color choices, too.

  5. How fun! I love having kids who knit, don't you? It is an amazing way for them to show their creativity, even if they steal your needles.


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