KENTUCKY (1/19/17) — Julia Wilson loves crocheting.

“In two thousand and fifteen, I actually went to a class to learn how to crochet more and I absolutely fell in love with it,” says Wilson.

Wilson is working on a new project called a temperature afghan.

“You start with the idea on January first, you crochet one row, and the color of that row is predetermined by the temperature high of that day,” said Wilson.

Along the way there were some surprises.

knitting 2017“In April and March it was getting warm and it got really cold again.”

The coldest day, so far, crocheted into her temperature afghan was, 18 degrees, in January.

“I keep the highs marked in a calendar and when I start crocheting, as I get a day done, I just mark through it on the calendar,” says Wilson.

She’s still working on her 2016 blanket and when finished, she’ll give it to her daughter.

“The idea was it would make a pretty bed spread, but I did not realize it was going to be fifteen feet long when I got done,” said Wilson.

Another surprise, the response from kids.

“I had one little boy say, “I love the weather, I want to make a weather blanket too,” says Wilson

Proving, you can sneak science into just about anything, including crochet.

- Jason Lindsey

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