I found this pretty cool idea on Ravelry near the beginning of the year. The designer has separated up temperatures in 5 degree increments and she suggested colours to represent these temperatures. So what you do is knit a row depending on the high of the day. I am making this for my great uncle and he lives in Weyburn so I have been checking the high's everyday and knitting his scarf. I am using Knit Picks Wool of the Andes yarn in 15 colours. I have to say that so far the pattern has been surprising me because we have been having really weird weather. As you can see in my uncles scarf it was from +1 to -19 in one day! The months are separated with white and I think at the end I will add the year. I am knitting this in garter stitch so each ridge counts as one day. Even if my uncle never wears this scarf, he will like the history and that I will have worked on it everyday for a year. This scarf tells a story and if I make one next year it will look different. You can customize this scarf in so many ways if you are planning on starting one. You can use any yarn, any needle size and any stitch pattern, you can even crochet it if you want. I'll be interested in seeing how it comes along, its like a mystery and it writes history one row at a time.
The Sask Craft Council is a great organization that helps promote excellence in craft. It's members are true artists in whichever medium they work. They have a rigorous jurying process to ensure their members are the best of the best. You should check out their webpage at www.saskcraftcouncil.org. You can see what other members are up to and what projects they are working on. You can also learn about upcoming sales and events they offer. I was part of their Emerging Artists program during Wintergreen this past fall and it was a valuable learning experience and a lot of fun. I checked out their Wintergreen 2012 gallery and saw an action shot of myself spinning some romney (that I processed) during the sale. Can't thank them enough.
Great news, I am now a supplier of Soak products! Looking for the perfect wash for your delicates or wool items? Soak also provides hand and foot cremes which feel really nice! Can't wait to start stocking up :D