to this on December 31, 2012...
This is it hot off the needles...no blocking or woven-in ends yet. It finished out at a little over seven feet long...stockinette stitch, with garter stitch borders. As of now, the two ends are still separate from each other, but I think that I will join them into a mobius, and wear it looped over like it is in the photo. Not sure yet. I think I'll decide after blocking.
I am really happy with it! I ended up adding in a couple of additional grays than I started out with.
The key works out something like this:
solid white = fog
light blue = clear skies
light blue with white = partly cloudy
bright blue = temperature in excess of 100 degrees
(you can't really see that since it's mostly behind my neck in this photo)
light gray = cloudy and/or light rain
charcoal = thunderstorms
Depending on how my mood or my impression of the sky struck me on a given day, I would knit two colors together or just knit a single color. I think I will take one of the colors, and stitch in "2012" at one end. (Original post and credit to creator here.)
I am really, really excited to have it DONE!