GREENSBORO, N.C.-- A Greensboro mom has found a creative way to commemorate weather in 2017, and it’s already coming in handy this year.
Teresa Barber picked up crocheting in 2001 after watching her mother do it for more than 50 years.
"It was really the reason I wanted to learn. So her and I took on this project together," Barber said.
For one year, Teresa and her mom each worked on a Temperature Blanket.
Each line represents the high temperature in Greensboro for every day in 2017.
This is the key she followed:
Pink below 31
Whenever she wavered, Teresa leaned on her mother for support and motivation.
Fifteen bundles of yarn, close to 200 hours and almost 75,000 stitches later, the labor of love was completed on December 31st, 2017.
"It brings back the saying that my mom always told me.You can do anything if you set your mind to it. I set my mind to doing something this big and I accomplished it." Barber said.
Teresa is already working on her next Temperature Blanket project.
For 2018, instead of one blanket she plans to crochet three, one for each of her children, by dividing up the year in three parts. For example, January through April will be one blanket, May through August another and September through December the last.
Then in their birth months, Teresa will put their initials.
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