A father knitted his baby’s first year of sleep pattern data into a blanket

Seung Lee

Seung Lee has created a tangible, very soft representation of his baby’s first year of sleep patterns in the form of a knitted blanket. Lee collected the sleep data by manually logging it with the Baby Connect app, and used JavaScript and Python to convert the data to visualize the knitting pattern. He then built a browser-based HTML/Javascript tool that kept track of the stitch colors and allowed him to reference it wherever he was knitting from. The result is The Sleep Blanket, a beautiful keepsake that tells the story of the baby and parents’ first year together.

The 42 x 45-inch blanket is comprised of 185,000 stitches and took Lee more than three months to complete. With each row representing a single day, the top row marks the day…

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