*listen* What’s that? That my friends is the sound of me not hanging about. I don’t have long to make this blanket, I need to get it done lickety spit. Do you like it? I’m head over heels for it. What IS it about ripples that are so lush? In fact, I don’t even need the ripples. The thing that does it for me most out of everything is stripes, always has been and I can’t see my stripe obsession ending any time soon.
Rainbow Ripples. Bright and Cheery … reflecting the recent uplift in the weather … its been a bright and cheery day today: blue sky, birds singing, crocuses and snowdrops flowering on the walk to work. There’s a spring feeling in the air, just about. I’m getting those slight inklings that feel like waking up after a long sleep. It’s light when I get home from work. All of a sudden, it’s light now. Just for a while. But it’s enough, enough to show hope that SPRING is on the way!
p.s … regarding the starting chain for my granny stripe blanket in my last post: I’m sorry but I don’t actually know how long it is! As granny stripes don’t alter their width much from their starting chain (unlike ripples which always end up narrower), I just count “1,2,3 1,2,3 1,2,3″ etc as I chain and then when it looks long enough I stop chaining. So perhaps the instructions should just be “chain until sufficiently wide for purpose” – that’s what works for me anyhow. xx