Friday, 15 May 2009

I Love Ripples

Thank you for all the very kind get well messages which seem to have done the trick. One advantage of feeling under the weather was an enforced day on the sofa yesterday, watching old films (sadly no Richard Gere)... which meant I finished my ripple blanket!

I started it with some Rowan DK wool left over from the spotty cushion, knitted about two years ago. I ran out of yarn pretty quickly and invested in another half dozen skeins... and then some more... and then even more. It used masses more yarn than I ever envisaged and as a result I hate to think what this blanket has cost but I do like it... very much! It will live in my lounge to keep me warm in the evening while I work on another blanket!

It looks pretty good on my messy bed too! (The lumps underneath are piles of clothes!)

Did I tell you how much I like it??? I love it!

Today I'm still coughing and spluttering but feel much better... definitely only a cold and nothing to do with pigs. Which is just as well as tomorrow I've got the Young Embroiderers. They are going to be making fabric postcards with a holiday theme for a competition to be held at the Embroiderers' Guild regional day in Bedford in July. I thought I'd better make a sample first to make sure I knew what I was doing. Looking forward to seeing what the youngsters come up with.


Have a lovely weekend! I plan to be in the garden in between YE and rain showers.

25 comments:

  1. ha!!! beat trashy!!!! i love, love, love your ripple blanket - its beautiful and makes me want to get going and make one!! i agree with the yarn thing tho - crochet just seems to eat it up!!! i have finished my bag and i refuse to add up the cost!!! have to decide whether to crochet handles or use something else!
    hope you have a lovely weekend.

    xxx

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  2. Beautiful blanket, Gina
    Hope you get over your cold soon.

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  3. Your blanket is gorgeous - I think you're right not to count the cost ;-)

    Hope your get some decent gardening weather. The weeds are fighting us every step if the way!

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  4. Oh, Gina, that's wonderful, well done!!
    Shame I can't work out where I'm going wrong with the first row of ripple!!
    Hope your road to recovery is very short.

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  5. Seeing that makes me wish I'd persevered with my rippling ... but I think I must come to terms with the fact that it wasn't meant to be for me. Not at the moment, anyway. That blanket is seriously delicious.

    I thought of you as I sat on the sofa this afternoon, my hand up a monkey's bottom, deciding which old film to watch. I ended up with Sleepless in Seattle.

    Glad you're feeling better.

    x

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  6. oh yes, I love it too! but i stil can't face my caterpillar and worm demons! Hope you are feeling much better. xx

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  7. Your blanket is fab! I can't imagine ever finishing mine! And I love, love, LOVE that seaside fabric postcard! Lucky Young Embroiderers!

    Lucy x

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  8. Love the postcard - will it ever be warm enough to sit on the beach? Glad you are feeling better and what a gorgeous 'comfort blanket' you have made.

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  9. Glad your feeling better, love the blanket. Your right best not to add up the expense of these things!

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  10. What a great postcard! And a beautiful blanket with lots of pink around :o) You don't fancy taking orders do you? I could never knit one myself! (It's ok, I'm just kidding and jealous!)

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  11. That is such a beautiful blanket! Congratulations on your lovely work!

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  12. Love the finished blanket Gina! I may just have to christen my new chunky crochet hoot by starting one of my own! All I need now is a truck load of gorgeous yarn.

    Hope you've recovered enough to enjoy the postcard workshop.

    Celia
    x

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  13. It's beautiful! Something to treasure for a long time and definitely worth more than it cost :)

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  14. The blanket is fabulous. Mine is no where near finished and now you are starting another one! I can't wait to see the pictures of the Y E postcards.
    By the way I have got your cold:-(

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  15. oh my!!! I am so impressed with your blanket, so impressed!!!

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  16. I love the colours - guaranteed to brighten up the dullest day!

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  17. Sorry I didn't get to wish you well yesterday, but all those good wishes you had must have worked for you to think of gardening!
    Love the crochet, it is very relaxing isn't it? One of my pet hates is getting sand between the toes too :)

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  18. Wrap yourself up in that gorgeous blanket and you'll be better before you know it!

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  19. ha you made me laugh!!! I love the blanket too very much, and the postcards sound a lovely idea ~ hope you feel better soon :)

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  20. That blanket is wonderful. Lovely colours. . . Lucky young embroiderers to get you as a tutor. x

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  21. Hope your feeling much better now. The ripple blanket is gorgeous and will not only warm you but cheer you too. Love the holiday postcard! What a lovely idea

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  22. I love your ripples too - if ever I needed a bit of inspiration to help me start a ripple then this is it :o)

    Sorry to hear you were not feeling well, i guess you must be much better now as I see that a bit of gardening and baking has been happening too. It'll be great to see how all these veggie patches are coming along in the summer months - we can compare the sizes of our peas!

    Monda
    x

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  23. It's just beautiful Gina! I love all the pretty colors you've used. You make me want to make one myself!

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  24. Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!!!!!!!!! Its really beautiful Gina, I love the colours.
    You simply cannot beat snuggling under a handmade blankie, its the best!!
    Lxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  25. The blanket's really, really yummy!!

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