2020 was a weird year. However, people did try to make the most of it by involving themselves in several projects. Some began it with unique New Year’s resolution, like the Twitter user, Josie George, whose resolution was to knit every day, using the threads to document the daily temperatures of 2020.
What’s more? George wasn’t the only one who did it, several Twitter users also started this project. And as 2020 came to an end, around the world, many wrapped up the year by showing their temperature scarf or blanket, turning the weather of 2020 into one big art project.
TURNING 2020’S WEATHER INTO A GIANT SCARF
Now that 2020 has finally ended, George finally unveiled the final image of the famous scarf that she was knitting all year round. According to her now-viral tweet, she made a 3-metre-long scarf that had 732 rows (2 rows for each day) and 70,368 stitches, using 1kg of wool.
Sharing her incredible creation, George wrote, “Well here it is: 2020’s weather. 3m, 732 rows (2 rows=1 day), 70,368 stitches, 1kg of wool. My small world and I have sat together every day; I witnessed its dramas and joys and it witnessed mine. Now I get to see this cycle play out all over again, all new. What a gift that is (sic).”
George wasn’t the only one who shared her final creation when 2020 ended. Several other Twitter users also unveiled their scarves and blankets. And it is magnificent.
HOW IT ALL BEGAN?
Josie George in February had announced that, every day, she would be knitting a row on a scarf to mark the day’s weather. At that time, she had said that this was her way of engaging with the changing climate and changing year. She made a chart and assigned a particular thread for different weathers – sunny, overcast, rainy and snow – and temperatures.
After giving a glimpse of what January looked like, she then, regularly shared each month’s updates on the micro-blogging site, starting a viral thread.
This is just incredible.