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She's knitting an afghan tied to temperatures

It's 365 days in the making
Posted at 6:40 PM, Oct 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-21 04:51:54-04

Amanda Hartrich is "nuts about knitting" or "fanatical about fiber arts" after all she taught herself how to knit 20 years ago. She also spins her own yarn and her latest project has had her knitting up a storm for the past year. Okay, not a storm but definitely a few cold snaps and a major heat wave or two.

Amanda has been making what she calls a temperature blanket. Each row that she knits represents the high temperature of the day. She started all the way back in January. She keeps track of the high temperatures each day in a journal in case she gets behind. And according to Amanda "what better way to keep track of Buffalo's crazy weather?"

This Summer Amanda got more "red days" than she bargained for saying "the reds are the eighties and thee orange stripe is over 90."

Her temperature blanket will take until December 31st to finish up, but has plans for next years temperature blanket.