The colors coincide with the high temperature for each day in my area from September 1st to December 18th. This blanket was a pleasure to make and I am already hard at work on the 2023 version. It fits the width of a basic twin but is the length of an XL twin. It is perfect for use a bed cover, sofa throw for bingeing shows, cuddling on date nights or traveling on long journeys. This blanket is heavy enough to be warm on a chilly night yet light enough to use for car rides or beach trips.