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Sunday, 22 May 2011

I've Rippled it all Up!!!!!!!

I'm very excited today.
I started it in March last year, when I managed to cut a small piece off my finger and knitting wasn't an option. All of my oddments have now gone.
(Well mostly.)
They've been turned into this.
More views.
I'm so, so, so happy with finishing.
It's very bright and cheery.
There are bits of projects in every stripe, a Clapotis I made ages ago in some Alpaca, the silver on the border, leftovers from a scarf a made for my friend B, another stripe leftovers from a pair of gloves. When I look at it, it makes me smile with the memories of past projects. A feast for the eyes!
The main yarn is Stylecraft Life DK which in itself was leftovers from another ripple I made for a colleague's baby. Here it is.
So, has this finishing made me put down my crochet hook I hear you ask? No. It's made me realise how much I like a bit of hookyness so I got some more (cheap) acrylic and...............
....I'm making little granny squares!
Little piles of hooky colour.
I've also managed ~ at last ~ to get the border on my latest shawl to lie flat. It took an iron and some steam but I got there in the end.
A single ball of King Cole Riot, I bought it because I loved the colours. I'll get the pattern written up soon.
As the weather forecast for today was wind and rain (and it is) I spent yesterday pottering around in the garden. With the recent rain and warmth everything, including weeds is growing at a rate of knots. I had a dig around and added our own compost.
Some lovelies I came across.
A centaurea with a bumble bee.
An allium about to burst into bloom. These are the football sized alliums, that produce the lovely seed heads.
An astrantia ~ I've got red and white ones of these,
and a double flowered clematis.
Well that's me about done for today.
I'm going to work squares for this month as May is creeping away from me.
Have a good week.........Clicky Needles.


  1. Love your ripple it looks amazing! I have just started one on Thursday as a scrap/stash buster and I'm really enjoying it.Just as well to have something to do indoors cause outdoors we'd have to tie rope to the kids so the don't blow away!!
    Love Tickety-boo

  2. I love the ripple and the shawl, lovely work. I have some Riot I bought on a whim and now don't know what to do with it!

  3. Wow!!! That's a lot of yarn!! What a fab blanket, contgrats on finishing it. It's lovely to be able to look back at all the other things that were made from the various yarns. I hope it keeps you toasty for many years to come! ;)

  4. Love the ripple! I need to do one soon. I have done them in the past but they were the pointy ripple with holes showing, this design is much more pleasant. GORGEOUS flower shots, you have some real pretties in your garden!! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  5. The baby blanket was with the pointy ripple, I agree the easy ripple is much nicer. Thanks for your lovely comments.

  6. Lovely - makes me want to ripple too!

  7. Lovely blanket with all those hours of work it will be an heirloom!

    I love the squares what are they being made into?


  8. Amazing blanket!! It is so colourful and to be able to look at it and remember the other projects makes it really special.

  9. I really love the crochet - it is a wonderful blanket, and so good to use up lots of leftovers!

    Pomona x

  10. Love the ripple. My Granny Stripe has been neglected of late - I must do a few more stripes.

  11. Oh that ripple is wonderful...I just can't get to grips with them, I've made a small cushion cover..
    I found the photo of your shawl interesting as I have just completed a crocheted shawl in King Cole Riot that I found in my tiny local store here on Crete..gorgeous colours!!I shall be blogging about it soon and it's on my Ravelry page (my name is cariadjude) if you want to peep
    Take care

  12. I've had a peep Jude, and had a good read too.


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