I’ve picked up the blanket I started back in April (where has the time gone?!), adding random scraps of yarn from my collection as I go. No rhyme or reason as to which colour to use next, and many of the scraps aren’t long enough to complete an entire round. It’s a hodgepodge of colour and I kind of like that. I think I will call it The Hodge Podge from now on.
This rainbow ripple has been put aside for a few weeks while I work on more urgent projects.
Click here to see another ripple from Lucy at Attic24.
Today I learnt two things;
1. My pretty basic and mostly self-taught sewing skills are improving and
2. It’s hard to photograph a baby’s bonnet without having a baby handy
Pattern by Little Betty Designs
Sometimes I love this one and then other times I look at it and I’m not so sure I love it. With any big project I usually have an oh-my-goodness-it’s-not-working moment, be it crochet, sewing or painting. The feeling nearly always passes I continue merrily on my way. This time it’s more I love it, oh now I’m not sure, oh I love it again!
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I started this blanket in December 2010 and finished it at the end of July this year. Hubby and I worked out it took about 106 hours to crochet. The yarn is Panda Magnum Soft 8ply in nine different colours and the design is the neat ripple pattern by Lucy of Attic24. It is the largest project I’ve completed to date. Its home is now with Jess and Eugene, our dear newly-wed friends. Congratulations to you both!
More rainbowy goodness here on Pinterest.
Each new project is my new favourite so this rainbow ripple tops the list right now. I’m not sure where this love of rainbows comes from, especially as it hit at age 29. I’m also not sure yet where this rainbow ripple’s home will be, but I do have an idea in mind.
This past week has brought me food for thought about friendship, giving and gifts. If I only I had the time and finances to make gifts for the long list of people close to me. But I am thankful that list is long. I’ll work my way through it, one-by-one. Last night hubby and I gave our good friends their wedding present, three weeks before their big day. I made the gift myself with them in mind, and of course I hope when they open it they will love it. I already know they will appreciate it, I know they will “get it”. They will understand the gift is made with love and good wishes, and they will appreciate the time and effort I spent. Hubby and I are both looking forward to their wedding day and are grateful to be included in their celebration.
A rainbow ripple baby blanket
The beginnings of a rainbow patchwork quilt
A random granny-stripe blanket