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Tuesday, 18 October 2011

One A Day Update

Some might have noticed I didn't post last week.  I had gotten behind.  I had a nephew's birthday looming and had to abandon current projects for birthday projects.  I'll share the fruits of my labour (up till 3am one night!) soon.  Plus I find that as I'm doing two large projects, the progress doesn't feel as quick as smaller ones and as a result it seems that my photos seem to be very similar from week to week.  So, as I've managed to catch up with the Ripple Blanket, but not yet with the Summer Garden Blanket, from now on I will alternate the blankets each week. 

The Ripple Blanket is now much more substantial, and it's lovely to work on it in the cooler evenings with it across my lap, helping to keep me warm while I try to prolong turning the heating on.



I have now come to the end of my first balls of yarn.  I have completed 17 rows (2 rows per colour stripe) per ball.  I'm thinking I will need another ball and a half to get the required length.  I also need to start thinking about the type of border I want. 

Project details
Name: Bella Bee Ripple Blanket
Pattern: Neat Ripple Pattern (ish)
Yarn: Stylecraft Special DK
Colours: Grape, Pale Rose, Meadow and Cream

I hope next week to have much more progress to show you on the Summer Garden Blanket.

Pop along to Gingerbread Girl and check out the other projects.


Peace Out X

23 comments:

RugbyMad said...

Love this! How addictive is the ripple pattern! I can't stop myself. Have you joined the ripple-along on flickr?

The Girl said...

Well I can definitely see the progress, it's looking amazing!

I was going to ask if you'd joined the Ripple-Along as well - the Flickr group is here - http://www.flickr.com/groups/1802262@N23/

How big is your ripple by the way? I'm doing one to fit a double bed at the moment and I'm just wondering exactly how much Stylecraft I'm going to need to finish it - it's starting to panic me a little bit!

Kashi said...

Purple and green are my fovorite color combination. I love your blanket.

soniaandfred said...

Wow, how exactly does yours look so much bigger than mine?
I also fell behind and played a little catch up on the weekend.
Unfortunately I'm about to spend 3 weeks on the road, and I won't be able to take it with me, so I'll fall very, very behind :-(

Carole said...

I really love this and I think you've made a huge amount of progress. I'm about to start another ripple too :)

joanne said...

Your ripple looks fantastic, I love the colours.

Stel said...

It looks so nice. Why why why can't I get this right???

Sarah (Crafts From The Cwtch) said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Candace said...

How in love with your ripple am I!

Just love the colours and to be honest I didn't think it was stylecraft as it looks like much more expensive yarn. Just love your colour choice and I very well may have to 'borrow' your design.....well after the 234567894343 other projects I have in mind!

Faith said...

Your ripple looks brilliant and so neat!

shelley said...

your blanket is so big now! looks lush and cosy :)

beberouge said...

looking great you must have been tired the next morning after being up till 3am I know I've been knitting and crocheting at night but not by choice thats up to little princess I do like my sleep. Can't wait to see the garden blanket next week. xx

Anastacia Knits Designs said...

isn't it exciting when you get to the point where you start thinking about the border?

karisma said...

WOW! That is looking simply stunning!

The Craft Giraffe said...

Wow its beautiful :)

thegreendragonfly said...

It's looking great, I can see lots of progress!

HillyT said...

I still love the colours of this one. Are you aiming for single bed size or larger? I'm wondering about making one for my other little girl.

Kepanie said...

It has GROWN! :O) Congrats. It's lookin' mighty fine that ripple of yours.

K. said...

Eventually I would like to do a ripple blanket. I've already got the yarn for it in my stash! this is great.

Barbina said...

Love your blanket so much! It looks wonderful, so big! I can´t wait to see it finished!
Have a wonderful week! Barbina

vintagehomespun said...

Lovely lovely colours. And I love the thought of us all sitting with our ripples over our laps, crocheting away! Have a great week, Judy x

Suzanne said...

woooow, it's getting so big! I love it!

Ali G said...

I adore this ripple blanket! Gorgeous colours ♥