"The Goldilocks Principle is named by analogy to the children's story, The Three Bears, in which a little girl named Goldilocks tastes three different bowls of porridge, and she finds that she prefers porridge which is neither too hot nor too cold, but has just the right temperature. Since the children's story is well known across cultures, the concept of "just the right amount" is easily understood and is easily applied to a wide range of disciplines, including developmental psychology, biology, economics and engineering." (Wikipedia, so it must be true...)
I've been much reminded of Goldilocks this month, and am delighted to learn that she has a principle! Here at Hookery, we seem to be applying our heroine's scientific quest for just the right colours to our temperature scarves and our one temperature afghan! And the expression on our fine leader's fairytale face says it all! As our real-life leader said this week, "Crochet is supposed to be stress-relieving not stress-inducing!"
We started well, deciding to start the new year with the Internet phenomenon of the temperature scarf: one row every day with the colour decided by the temperature of that day. The extremely committed among us are using two colours per day so that they can also have a record of the weather itself. It all sounded very straightforward in its sheer simplicity- one row a day would be achievable even by me! We by no means expected that we would want to do so much tweaking as the month went on, in a search of the Platonic ideal of a colour range.
but has since changed to rows that alternate between doubles with chains, and trebles with chains. Here is Catherine's January, although the picture does not justice at all to the glitter of the snow days: