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WANT IT, MAKE IT: Ripple blanket

I saw these beautiful blankets on Attic24. It’s a lovely blog which I recommend checking out.

http://attic24.typepad.com/weblog/neat-ripple-pattern.html

and I thought to myself,
“I really like that. They’re very pretty…. Hmmm. I think I want one.”

I dug out my crochet hook and went off to one of the very few yarn shops in my area and purchased some 100g balls of acrylic yarn, fifteen colours for a bargain price of £27. A few rows later, and it’s begining to take shape. It works very quickly compared to knitting so I’m hoping that a few rows a day will set me well on the road to having a new, hand-made blanket for the bed in the shepherd’s hut.

Here’s how it’s looking so far…

Now, I have to confess to being a bit of a donut. I wound all fifteen colours into small balls to take away on holiday with me feeling very smug at my cleverness, only to find that I’d stupidly wound each ball too short by about 10g! Aaarrgghh!

I ought to have weighed them out properly of course, but I’d eyeballed it, and got it wrong and I could have left it until I got home but I’m afarid once a fad has taken hold, I just can’t let it go. Instead, I dragged the boy out to the nearest big town in search of a wool shop in order to purchase some more.

And so, with the raw materials restored, I’m happily on a roll, crocheting away and while I sit here, I think to myself…
“Why didn’t I use my small balls to make a matching cushion cover instead and save the blanket to make at home?”.
Now I’ll just have to make two!