I’ve seen crocheted and knitted mood blankets on Pinterest and Instagram and knew I had to join in this year!!
I think they’re more common in the crochet community, but you don’t want to see my crochet right now! So my mood blanket is going to be knitted. This will be a massive project that will have me clicking needles each and every day of the year! The idea is simple: each day I assess my mood and knit a corresponding coloured square. In a year, I’ll be able to see how the year went and have a pretty colourful blankie to celebrate!
I didn’t have an easy start with this project unfortunately! My original plan was to knit a row a day, changing colours each day for a year. But on my VERY first row (240 stitches cast on!) my round needles broke. And not just once – but TWICE! But I was way too excited about having a multi-coloured rainbow blanket in a year, that there was no way I was giving up!! I’ve changed plans because obviously the universe was trying to tell me something! I’m now knitting one square a day, and then will join the squares together into a large blanket.
Each of these squares is 4 inches x 4 inches. CO 12 stitches with super bulky yarn and knit until 4 inches. The rows of the blanket will be 19 squares x 19 squares (361 days) therefore a massive 6 feet across!!
My colours and moods are as follows:
Red (Lion Brand Hometown USA – Cincinatti Red) ~ Anxiety
Orange (Lion Brand Hometown USA – Syracuse Orange) ~ Content / Okay
Yellow (Lion Brand Hometown USA – Pittsburgh Yellow) ~ Energetic / Athletic
Green (Lion Brand Hometown USA – Green Bay) ~ Tired / Sick
Blue (Lion Brand Hometown USA – Maui Aqua) ~ Sad
Turquoise (Lion Brand Hometown USA – Miami Seafoam) ~ Family / Rejuvenated
Purple (Lion Brand Hometown USA ~ Minneapolis Purple) ~ Happy!
Pink (Lion Brand Hometown USA – Hot Pink) ~ Creative / Productive
I’ll share updates along the way!
Feel free to use this as a basis for your own mood blanket (or temperature blanket, or to measure WHATEVER!)