This started out being called "The Leftovers Blanket" because I had quite a bit of Stylecraft leftover from my giant granny blanket. As it has grown, it has taken on the prettier name of Rainbow Ripple Blanket. At first I thought it looked a little bright, but it always amazes me how the whole look of a blanket can change depending on what colour you use in the next row. It definitely provided some cheerful colour while we were having some horrible weather last week. It is growing ridiculously fast and I will be finished it this weekend hopefully. The best bit about making a ripple blanket is that there are only a few ends to weave in at the end - bliss!!!
There is something quite addictive about these ripply stripes. And every time I look at it, it reminds me of a blanket my Nana M had in her house when I was little. Nice memories.
I have also pulled out my African Flower Hexagon blanket that I started last year then got a bit tired of. Before I started the ripple, I made a heap more of these little beauties. I'm not joining-as-I-go, so it's a little fiddly joining them all up, but I'm loving the result. This one is a pure wool blanket and the weight of it is fantastic. It's definitely going to be toasty warm. It's still got a way to go but I'm aiming to have it finished for next Winter.
And last but not least in the crochet department, here's the quick project I mentioned. I spotted one lone ball of wool at my local wool shop and I just loved the moody tones. It is a King Cole Riot and the shades of silver and gray are beautiful.
The pattern is called Spring Petals and you can find it here. It was a lovely easy pattern and it worked up really quickly. I had this finished in one evening. I will definitely be making more of these!
I'm off now to decorate a birthday cake for my niece and nephew who turn 2 today!! Happy birthday to you both, I can't wait to give you big birthday cuddles tomorrow!!
Then after that it will be time to boil the kettle, make a large cup of tea and do a few more rows of my blanket. I should be doing the housework but the thought of it is just too boring in comparison!