Many things have happened in the last year for our family. BB has lost 2 teeth, I started a new job, and our family moved into a new home!

As the year comes to an end, we start looking forward to the new year with new beginnings. At the start of the new year, crocheters often start looking at temperature yarn projects. Google searches often come back with "temperature blankets". 

Sometimes, crocheting blankets can be such a daunting project. What if you lose interest and don't end up finishing it? 

Unless you're working off temperatures from years in the past, you're not going to have all your temperature data all at once. So in those cases, you might only be able to work on it one row or one piece a day.

So aside from some beautiful temperature blankets, here are also some other very creative temperature projects (that are NOT blankets)!

Moss Stitch Temperature Blanket

Crochet temperature blanket stripes

Many temperature blankets are of the bright rainbow spectrum. Not that rainbow colours are bad, but sometimes, when you change up your colour pallet like @knitalieco did, even the simple crochet moss stitches can create beautiful temperature blankets that don't look like it's made by a unicorn.

Hexagon Temperature Blanket

Crochet temperature blanket hexagon pattern

This beautiful hexagon temperature blanket was made by Jen back in 2019. Instead of using the typical rainbow spectrum for her temperatures, she chose to use more earth tones and it looks magnificent!

It took her 371 days to complete, Each hexagon is one week, with 7 rounds for each hexagon. Then she made extra white hexagons to square off the blanket! I love how unique this temperature blanket looks. 💖

Floral Hexagon Temperature Blanket

Crochet temperature blanket floral hexagon

If the hexagon blanket got your interest peaked, check out this Doris Daisy Hexagon Temperature Blanket that TLS Crochet made for 2019. 

Again, using a different colour pallet can really change up the style of your blanket! Here, she decided to make her blanket using pastel colours. 

And even though it might be a temperature blanket of the whole year, it came off with a very lovely spring feel to it!

Floral Granny Squares

Crochet temperature blanket floral square

As I searched more of TLS Crochet's work on Ravelry, I happened to come by another beautiful temperature blanket that she made for 2020. 

This time, she used some bolder colours to contrast the white that goes between the blankets. This one reminds me of stained glass windows and I just love it so much!

Temperature Granny Square Blanket

Crochet temperature blanket mini granny square

Temperature blankets sometimes turn out bigger than you think you don't realize how many rows or pieces you are putting together until you have all your pieces.

This blanket gives me all kinds of cutesy vibes. Not sure if it's because the granny squares are so small that they kind of look like tiny flowers, but I am really loving this mini granny square blanket! 

Temperature Amigurumi Cat

Crochet temperature amigurumi project - temperature cat

Have enough blankets at home? How about a giant temperature amigurumi cat! This is such a clever way to document the year's temperatures. 

I love the range of colours and because temperatures can be so unpredictable, the colours can come out to be the perfect randomness of stripes!

Temperature Amigurumi Giraffe

Crochet temperature amigurumi project - temperature giraffe

Here is another adorable giant temperature amigurumi, but this time, it's of a giraffe. Temperature amigurumis make for great and amazing gifts. 

For example, you can use something like this to help document a baby's first year of temperatures. Or maybe even your first or last year of school. Perhaps even the year you got married. 

There can be so many ideas! 

Temperature Bohemian Wrap

Crochet temperature wrap shawl

If temperature blankets are too daunting for you, you can try starting off small like a bohemian temperature shawl. This maker chose to use a rainbow colour pallet, but you can easily choose to use colours that fit your wardrobe. 

My Year in Temperature Scarf 

Knitted temperature scarf

Again, if you feel that you have too many crochet blankets or starting a crochet blanket might be too big of a project to commit to, try something smaller like a temperature scarf.

You can even choose to leave your loose ends (but maybe at least trim it so that they're all the same length) and it makes for a great fringe!

Temperature Dress

Crochet temperature dress 

Got enough blankets in your home, but still want to do a temperature project? Try out this temperature dress for a change!

This beautifully designed dress has summer temperatures landing in all the right places when you start making it from January! It's lovely how sometimes things just work out.

Are you planning on starting any temperature projects for this year? Show me what you've got!
I haven't been updating my blog as often as I would have liked in the last few months. So much has happened that I haven't had the opportunity to update my blog.

I'm still crocheting and making new things. I just haven't had the opportunity to blog about it. There are seriously not enough hours in the day.

I shared on my Instagram post a while ago that I got a new job. I started this new job in mid-September, it's a temporary job that allows me to work from home. It's supposed to be flexible, but I am in front of the computer all day long. So you can understand why I may not want to spend my evenings also in front of the computer, blogging.

The weekend before I started my new job, Hanson and I also made the largest purchase of our lives: we bought a TOWNHOUSE! We're moving in December and it's all so exciting! We're going from a 700+ square-foot condo to a 1700+ square-foot townhouse!

It's been a bittersweet experience. I love our condo and because it's our first home and the whole story of how we got it.

For some of us, Halloween is something we prepare for during the whole month of October (and maybe even at the end of September).

You may have been getting ready for the holiday for weeks, with pumpkins carved, candy stocked, and the finishing touches on your handmade crochet costume all ready to go.

Whether you’ve been planning all month or are just trying to put together some last-minute activities for the kids, you can add some extra fun to this Halloweekend with these five Halloween-themed printables.

Each printable is the perfect balance of sweet and spooky, and kids of all ages will enjoy them!

1. Set Up a Game of “You’ve Been BOOed”

If you’ve decided to stay socially distanced for Halloween this year, it doesn’t mean the kids have to miss out on any of the fun! Start a game of “you’ve been BOOed” by tagging a neighbour with a bag of candy on their doorstep and these cute door printables.

You and the kids can drop the goodies off, ring the doorbell, and then watch your neighbours receive your surprise from a safe distance. It will be up to them to continue the game by tagging another neighbour, and everyone gets to join in on the socially-distanced fun!

Fun Halloween Printable: You've Been Booed

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2. Put Up a Cute Candy Sign

On the other hand, if you’ve decided to indulge in trick-or-treating this year, this printable candy sign will be a friendly greeting to accompany your candy bowl at home. One safety tip for leaving your home unattended on Halloween is to keep some lights on in your house. 

This will deter any burglars or thieves (the real kind, not the costumed kind) from trying to break in and keep your home safe for when your family returns with a bounty of candy.

Fun Halloween Printable: Cute Candy Sign

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3. Go on a Spooky Scavenger Hunt

Another safe, socially-distanced activity is to organize a spooky scavenger hunt at home. To help get the kids off the couch and active before they indulge in all their candy, design the scavenger hunt to go all throughout the house and yard. 

Once they finish, you can reward them with their favourite Halloween movie or some special sweet treats. Use the scavenger hunt printable below to help you get started.

Fun Halloween Printable: Scavenger Hunt

Download Halloween Scavenger Hunt

4. Swap Germy Candy Bowls for Sweet Goodie Bags

Candy bowls at Halloween are notorious for sticky fingers and germs. Keep your family’s health and everyone else’s top of mind by putting together individual treat bags that will prevent everyone’s germs from mingling in a bowl. 

You can fill the bags with assorted candy, chocolate, or baked goods and attach these sweet and spooky labels to make them festive.

Fun Halloween Printable: Treat Labels

Download Halloween Treat Labels

5. Prevent Accidents with Property Signs

With most trick-or-treaters coming around in the dark, it can be easy for any kid or adult to trip, slip, or fall. 

To help prevent any unwanted accidents on such a fun-filled night, try lighting walkways well and putting up signs like the ones below around your property to alert others to potential hazards. 

It’s always good to know that neighbours are looking out for each other and making sure everyone has a good time.

Fun Halloween Printable: Warning Signs

Download Halloween Outdoor Signs

Whether you’re taking the family trick-or-treating or planning a socially-distanced night at home, we hope these printables inspire you to have a good time. Stay safe and have a happy Halloween!
Halloween is just around the corner! Although it helps, cosplay is not restricted to just Halloween. You'll normally see cosplayers fully dressed as their favourite characters at special conventions and festivals.

Cosplay costumes are not just any off-the-rack costumes that you would normally find in a store. Many dedicated cosplayers set out to create their own costumes because they want more detail in them. 

Cosplay has really exploded since the 1990s. I've seen many amazing cosplay costumes, but here's something different. They're not just crochet costumes. They're crocheted cosplay costumes! 

Let's check them out:

Princess Anna's Coronation Dress

Crochet Cosplay: Princess Anna Coronation Dress

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