Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Tuesday Tube: Telling a Yarn with Your Yarn

I saw this conceptual knitting project over on Whip Up and thought it was awesome! The idea behind the Sky Scarf is that you knit a row a day, choosing colors that reflect the weather for that day. At the end of a year, you'll have a 5' long scarf that is basically a weather record for that year. Isn't that cool?!

Sky Scarf from Leafcutter Designs on Vimeo.

I'm thinking that instead of continuing to carry along all those yarns, you could purposely extend the yarn ends to make fringe all the way up the sides. Anyway, there are lots of ways to experiment with this. For those of you who, like me, have been experiencing very monotonous weather, it's fun to think about other ways to apply this type of knit journaling. Mood? Performance of your favorite stock? How much you liked your dinner every day? I'm looking forward to the site's next conceptual knitting idea.


  1. Oh, I love the idea of knitting journaling! And to have a scarf that eventually reminds one of the year in which it was made is such a nice, poetic idea.

  2. I love this idea -- and your variations as well! A "mood" scarf would be very revealing.