Thursday, 8 September 2011

Taaa - Daaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh - Ripple Blanket.

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, started 28th May finished today.   One of these days I might just sit and hook a blanket and see how long it would take me, if I weren't hooking other things at the same time.  I may even consider offering the next blanket up for sale...  although first I need to begin on Yule makes.... but anyway, here I am rabbitting on.... so here's some photos :-)
 Taaa-Daaah!   Ahhh I'm loving the stripey goodness, I wasn't so loving the ripple pattern, I found myself keep loosing stitches on the edge, so there's a fair bit of adjusting down one side.  That's the problem with working a large project inbetween other projects.  I wouldn't notice that I'd lost a few stitches on the end..and by the time I did realise, the idea of ripping it back was just not considered.  So I've slowly added stitches back in, and then on the edging I've used larger stitches where I lost end stitches to compensate........... thus this is a far from perfect blanket... but it's finished and I'm glad.
 And now it is finished, I am starting to love it... inspite of the imperfections.
 Constantly amases me that a wee 4.5mm hook produced a blanket this size!

 One wee boy, who has been badgering me for days with, "Is it finished yet?".
 He looks pleased,  doesn't he :-)
And all snug in bed after a bath. 
(I bought the star cushion at the Mercian Gathering, off one of the lasses we were camped with, she knits the most amazing green men and witches!)


The Barefoot Crofter said...

Absolutely fantastic! I hope to start mine over the weekend. I am worried about losing stitches off the end too - I know I will - but still I want to do it.
I am so so impressed with this J - the colours are gorgeous. xx

Shell said...

Fabulous...looks lovely and snuggly :o)

arwen_tiw said...

Oh it is LOVELY! :)

mummybear said...


Motherfunker said...

Stunning! :-) x

Laura, Russ, Phoebe and Ezra said...

oh so gorgeous! x

Susie said...

That is really beautiful, i love it!!

Scented Sweetpeas said...

Well that is just stunning, love it, well done! x