You may remember a couple of years back I taught myself to crochet (along with the help of a couple of lovely friends :-)). I have made lots of lovely crochet hearts and roses since then but have always wanted to make us a blanket.
I ordered the wool about a year ago and finally made a start on it in December! I used the Attic 24's neat ripple pattern and started with around 210 chain stitches but then had to pull them back and redo them with a bigger crochet hook as it went curly (thanks Kathryn for the tip :-)). The blanket was meant to be big enough to cover little Sweetpeas bed but as you can see it is turning out a lot larger than that lol.
|Excuse the lump under the blanket..... it is an escapee ball of wool :-)|
I wasn't sure of the colours I had chosen at first as they were slightly different from what I had expected (it is hard to tell the exact colours on your pc screen) but the more ripples I completed the more I loved them. I have tried to do at least one ripple a day, I would have liked to have done more but the pain I experience in my arms puts a stop to that.
It has slowly grown as the rain, snow, wind and hail have battered against the windows..........
This blanket has been taken everywhere, over to my parents for Christmas, to work for break times (where my workmate tried to have a nap under it :-)), it has been popped over the children if they have been at home ill whilst I have been hooking away whilst cuddling them, I have enjoyed every minute of it and found it very relaxing so we have named it our Comfort Blanket.
Soon, very soon I will be on my last ripple :-( I will miss creating this blanket. I do however need to create the edging for it before it is complete, do any of you know of any good edging patterns?
Thanks so much for popping by and taking the time to read my ramblings (I do know I can ramble on , why use 1 word when you can use 10 :-)) and for your sweet comments. xxx