Ripply Saturday

On Friday night, I put clean covers on the bed right before I went to sleep. On Saturday morning, I got up and had my shower, then dried off and got back in. Absolute bliss. I hooked three rows onto my ripple: beige, green and magenta. Can you see the piece of paper in the background? That has my next 15 or so colours written down on it. I find it easier if I chose my colours in advance and then I know what I’m working towards rather than choosing them on the hop.

It’s quite long now so I tested it out and spent quite a while stroking it and admiring the colours. I love how soft this yarn is, so smooshy and with just a slight sort of halo above it:

Later on that day I sneaked back upstairs in between all the fun DIY stuff that’s going on around here (hence blog silence, sorry) and took some more photos. I’m pretty pleased at how the different colours are working out and my “set of three” colours throughout the blanket are working well. It’s like working with lots of different colour schemes and seeing how they all work out. It’s amazing how different the personality of the blanket is when you photograph it in sections close up compared to taking a photo of the whole thing. I’m really loving working on this and I am sort of resenting all the other projects that I’m working on as they take my time away from the ripple!

I hope you enjoy my ripply photos, I really do. I know that’s a bit vain but I really do.

This is my favourite section so far:

And this is how it looks all spread out:

It’s 33 stripes right now and I think I want it to be about 80 (perhaps more) in total. Snugglesome.

xxxxx

29 thoughts on “Ripply Saturday

  1. I have NOT hooked on my ripply blanket in ever so long.
    Think this winter it will get some love from me
    perhaps, even – - – - could I? – - – - even finish it ! ! ! ! !

  2. Yep…I definitely need a ripple in my life… but not yet…stop tempting me Heather!! Your ripply blanket is coming along at a great pace and I LOVE the colours.. :)x

  3. It is absolutely beautiful – I love it. I really want to start one NOW and your photos are making me want to even more but I’m already in the moddle of another blanket! Better get to work so I can join in the rippling soon!

  4. Hi Heather

    I know what you mean about other projects taking you away from your ripple, my chevron blanket is soooo addictive. Unfortunately I had to fog loads of rows as I had increased and ended up with a curly instead of flat blanket… sheer horror!

    As far as I am concerned you can never have enough photo’s of a ripple blankkie xox Keep them coming!

  5. Ahh, it’s getting more gorgeous every time! I love how the cream-ish colour combines with all the other ones. Mine is about the same length now as yours, and I’m already thinking that I might want to make another one when it’s finished – it’s absolutely addictive isn’t it? :-) xxxx

  6. It’s wonderfull ! No wonder you would want to take so many pics of it… :-)
    ( and why shouldn’t you call that “passionate” or “loving” instead of “vain”… ? ;) )

  7. Gosh it looks magnificent….when I start I’m going to have to study your colour choices…I need to learn how to combine them to look as good as yours…and that yarn is just to die for….but so expensive! Keep going!

  8. Oh it’s breathtakingly beautiful! A very well done, I really must find the patience to start on a crochet blanket. I’ve been knitting myself a jumper which obviously is a wee bit time consuming, but there are the increases and decreases and things to make it less monotonous. I suppose watching a ripply blanket grow can be very satisfying though.. Hx

  9. Lots of great colours; just right for these gray days of November. Still we were spoilt with beautiful October! Making a granny square blanket
    with my stylecraft. Target is 100 rounds but perhaps I had better make it to 50 first. Enjoy your week.xx

  10. wow your ripple blanket is gorgeous, i love the colours you’ve used and the texture is awesome – the photos really do justice. have a great tuesday xx

  11. Lovely ripply goodness. Great progress. To be honest I’m struggling a little with mine at the moment. I love it, but getting a little bored working on it every day now. It’ll be worth it when it’s done I know. Hope the DIY is showing results from all this hard work soon.
    Kier x

  12. The colors are turning out wonderfully and you are making some awesome progress! Won’t be long and you’ll be snuggling under your newly finished ripple!

  13. Like yr colour combination.. l am just starting to do a ripple but cant get the ”hang” of decreasing in the rows..But l will perservere.. Best Wishes. Pam.C.. New England, NSW, Australia..

  14. Like yr colour combination.. l am just starting to do a ripple but cant get the \’\'hang\’\’ of decreasing in the rows..But l will perservere.. Best Wishes. Pam.C.. New England, NSW, Australia..

  15. Love those colours Girl… l have started a ripple too..My first in modern times… l am calling mine ”My Shepherds Blankie”..Made all from pure wool, Shepherds..Made in Australia.. l usually have a couple of WIP`s in tow… Beats boredom..
    Best Wishes, Hahnsmum..
    New England,
    NSW,
    Australia..

  16. Hello Heather, Lucy of Attic 24 has a lot to answer for with all of us rippling along now…i think it was that photo of her snuggling with hers that made us do it! Yours is gorgeous but how do you get it so straight as you’re working on it! I can’t believe how smoothly it sits. Any tips or is this simply your fabulous crochety skill? Well then, I can tell you I have two rows done and at 3am just had to go to bed but what did I think of first thing this morning? yep, rippling along! Keep it up! Lu from Brisbane, Australia

  17. Hello Heather, Lucy of Attic 24 has a lot to answer for with all of us rippling along now…i think it was that photo of her snuggling with hers that made us do it! Yours is gorgeous but how do you get it so straight as you\’re working on it! I can\’t believe how smoothly it sits. Any tips or is this simply your fabulous crochety skill? Well then, I can tell you I have two rows done and at 3am just had to go to bed but what did I think of first thing this morning? yep, rippling along! Keep it up! Lu from Brisbane, Australia

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