I found this tutorial for Sea Pennies on Pinterest (a while ago, actually - I pinned it originally because of the colors). The link will take you to the tutorial on Julia Crossland's website (which is wonderful, btw).
But I was thinking - what if I combine these 2 projects? *cue lightbulb ding-sound* I could do a sea penny each day. And I could simplify the color scheme by just doing the weather for each day - sunny, cloudy/rainy, snowy, etc. Not as many colors to worry about! But they would still be gorgeous together!
So my challenge for 2013 will be to crochet (and attach after the first day) a penny each day, using yellows, grays and white. The possibilities for this are pretty cool - it could be calendar shaped, for a chronological record of the weather. Or it could be more free-form (this is what I'm thinking about - we get a LOT of sunny days in the summer here in Idaho, so there would be huge sections of yellow if I stay linear). Maybe a spiral, maybe more triangular like Julia shows....
So does anyone want to join me? Let me know here if you are interested - this is not an official sign up, I'll do another post when I see what kind of interest there is. Let me know if you're interested in doing the penny idea, or if you would do the "a-day" challenge but with a different medium or format (a granny square or the sky scarf maybe?), or even a different inspiration - I thought about doing something with the shirt color I wore each day. Okay, that should get your brains turning. Yay! I'm excited for 2013 now!