Thursday, 25 November 2010

My Ripple

Here are some photos of my Ripple blanket that I took this morning.
I must say it is getting big and I am really pleased with it.

I love the colours.
I'm working on this in between other projects that I am making for Christmas.

I'm not quite sure yet just how big this ripple will end up being.
I thought 6 blocks of 24 row at first, and maybe when I get there it will be big enough.
I am on the 4th block now.
But it is lovely and soft and fluffy so far and a joy to work on!!!

Friday, 12 November 2010

Versatile Blogger Award

It seems I have been awarded "The Versatile Blogger Award" thanks to the very talented Anabel Fournier over at the "And So I Whisper" blog.
Thank you so much Anabel!!!!
It is always an honor to receive an award, but I feel really honored because It seems that Debi Y had also awarded me the award back in September.
I'm so sorry that I didn't accept it sooner Debi, and thank you so much for the award!!!!

To accept the award I have to tell you seven things about myself and also pass on the award to seven other bloggers.

Here goes!!!

1. I love to cook, but lately I have also been baking cakes again, something I hadn't done in years. And Thursday I made my own Christmas Pudding something I'd never done before.
And it turned out great.

2. I love internet to me it's like having the whole world at your fingertips. It is so inspiring to me to read other peoples blogs.

3. I love hearts & star shapes.

4. I love trees. flowers, rainbows, starry nights, hotair ballons (although you would never get me up in one).
5. I love Christmas!!!!!!!!

6. I love reading!!!! and writing.
7. I am into Scandinavian blogs at the moment I love the style, they are inspiring me no end.
I'm going to have to think about the seven blog I'd like to pass the award onto, simply because it seems that all the blogs I visit have already received this award.

Thursday, 4 November 2010

Now, About That Ripple!!!

I took my ripple blanket apart again last week, I didn't like the glittery yarn afteral, so this is what it looks like now.
And honestly it will be staying like this now.
I just took the six colours I decided I was going to use and did two rows of each colour.
Then I just turned the combination around by using the first colour second and the second colour first, the third colour fouth and the fouth colour third and so on.
I found this worked very well, so those 24 rows became my first block.
I think six blocks will make a nice size blanket.

In some of these photos that grey looks more bluey, but it is a lovely light grey really.

I took this above photo this morning, the light wasn't that good really.
It's a real dark autumn day here today and very windy.
I've finished two blocks now so far (that is 48 rows).
So if six is big enough this means that one third of the blanket is finished.

I love this ripple pattern by the way, and I am really pleased that I've finally got the colours sorted out!!!

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

What I'm Up To

I am working on a secret project.
Secret because it is going to be a Christmas present for someone, so this means I won't be posting photos of it here until after the person has recieved it.
The plan is to make two of the things I am working on as Christmas presents.
I am nearly at the halfway mark with the first one.

I am also working on my ripple still.
And would you believe it I ended up taking it apart yet again!!!! last week.
I will be posting new photos of the ripple soon, I just wanted to make 100% sure that I had finally gotten it the way I want it before posting again.

October was a strange month for me I must say.
It seem like everything I was working on wasn't turning out right.
Maybe it was me I don't know.
Maybe my expectations were too high.
My grey blanket will end up being smaller than I first expected.
Simply because it wasn't until I'd finished all the squares that I realized that it was going to be really big.
And I'd already joined some of the squares together and I didn't like the way they looked, but I couldn't get them apart without having to pull a few apart altogether.

So this is a mini progress report of what I'm up to.
Boy am I glad that October has gone.
Because like I said it was a month in which nothing seemed to be going right, project wise then.
I am however staying postive about it all now.
And I now know that I have righted all the wrongs, and loads of lovely successful finished (and progress) project photos will follow in the days, weeks and months to come.