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Temperature Snake CAL: month 4 roundup

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Each month in 2023 I’m sharing a Temperature Snake CAL roundup with a collage of some of our snakes’ progress – even if you aren’t joining in, I think you’ll enjoy seeing all the snakes growing throughout the year!

It’s hard to believe we’re 1/3 through 2023 already, but temperature snakes don’t lie: we’ve completed four months (or 120 stripes!) now, and our snakes are starting to get more.. well… snakey in appearance!

Here’s the April collage from some of the latest photos that have been posted. These are taken from the CAL threads on Discord and Ravelry, plus some from people who’ve tagged me (@PlanetJune) on FB and IG or emailed to me:

PlanetJune Temperature Snake 2023 CAL - month 4 roundupClick to see the full-size collage

Looking good, everyone! Can you spot your snake?

I think we’ve all used a good variety of our colours by now – and I just love seeing all these different colour schemes start to become more obvious! You can also see that our snakes aren’t just stripey sticks any more: by this point, they’re starting to get fairly poseable. I expect we’ll see lots of variety in the monthly photos from now on, as we all bend and curve our snakes in different ways for the photos!

Now we’re a third of the way through the CAL, there are very few new signups, but I’m happy to report that we have over 750 worldwide participants! Isn’t that amazing?! I’m really looking forward to seeing the gallery of completed snakes next January – it’s going to be spectacular…

Are you making a Temperature Snake? Don’t forget to join us in the PlanetJune community groups, share your snake’s progress with us all, and get chatting with our friendly community!

Got behind on your snake? Don’t worry, it’s fine. There are many months left for you to catch up, but try putting on your favourite podcast, audiobook or TV show and get crocheting – you’ll find that it’s surprisingly fast to add a few weeks of stripes to your snake. (Aren’t you glad now that we aren’t making huge temperature blankets?!)

And, if you’d like your snake to be included in the next monthly roundup, please post an up-to-date pic (or email it directly to me: by 9am EST on June 3rd. Do remember to tag me (@planetjune) if you post on social, or I won’t see your pic.

I’m trying to include as many snakes as possible in each collage, so please do get your pic to me if you can – I love seeing how your snakes are progressing. 🙂


  1. Tootsie said

    I am so looking forward to the beginning of the year 2024. I purchased the pattern and now to get yarn, I think through amazon!?
    I care for a 100 year old lady that loves to watch me do my artwork and this will be fun for her. I will have her help in the color for the day.
    Thank you for the creative minds and talents to push me to do this little something each day. Tootsie from Oregon USA

    • June said

      That’s wonderful, Tootsie! If you don’t want to wait for over 7 months to start a 2024 snake, you could still easily catch up on a 2023 snake by the end of the year if you make two or three rounds per day instead of one, or have a couple of good catch-up sessions… 😉

  2. Judi said

    How do I get back to the beginning so I can do my ownTemperature 🐍 or one from new baby’s birthday 🐍

    • June said

      You can choose any start date you want! There’s a suggested website in the pattern that should have the temperatures for past dates, or you can also look up any other temperature website for your area (e.g. the TV station that covers my local weather has a website that includes historical temps).

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