Thursday, 3 November 2011

New Challenges

I would just like to send a huge thank you to everyone who has given me such lovely feed back in their comments on my work it is very motivating and means a great deal to me  :) 
The Halloween fayre was such fun, I was amazed at the beautiful things the ladies of loving hands had sent in, so much talent, and the good thing is that items that wern't sold will be sent on to worthy causes so nothing is wasted.  
Now I can turn my thoughts to the new challengesI have decided to make two blankets, one for the homeless and one for the elephants.  Hats and scarves for the homeless and in between all that, christmas gifts for friends and family so it's going to be a busy couple of months.
I have started to work on the first blanket already it's something I have wanted to try for ages and now the new challenges have given me the opportunity.  I love making granny squares but I wanted to do something different and I think I have found the ideal solution in this granny ripple.  I know some of the ladies in blogland are busy making ripple blankets and they are coming on a treat but I have just made one of those so a granny ripple I think is the way to go especially having seen a beautifully made one on Chalky's World yesterday I think I have made the right decision, if I can make one half as nice I will be happy.
So here I am at the moment planning as I go, it is going  to be a stash buster blanket, so it is a bit of a challenge trying to fit in what colour goes where and whether there will be enough wool to finish two rows lol, I have tried the weighing the wool method but I have found it isn't that accurate, the only real fool proof method is to crochet a row, pull it out then measure it and then you know exactly how long your piece of yarn should be.
Here I am at the start of my journey and I must say I am loving it so far. :)



10 comments:

  1. I really love this pattern... I do like the other ripple as seen at Attic24, but this one is VERY nice... I like the zigzig edge it leaves too... I'll be following your progress :)x

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  2. I usually don't like granny ripples. To me, it's like forcing too many patterns into one blanket, but I really LOVE this! i love the colors and everything :) Can't wait to see it completed :)

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  3. Me encanta. Tengo que animarme hacer una manta ondas.
    Un saludo.

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  4. I love the zigzag blankets and I love your zigzag blanket :).
    We have opened a group on Flick. We would like to visit us. http://www.flickr.com/groups/mantahuecozigzag/
    Regards :)

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  5. Wow! That is amazing! It's like a crazy granny square that's eaten way too much sherbet & can't walk a straight line home! Brilliant!

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  6. Me gusta mucho!! queda precioso éste punto de plaza a modo zigzag,a mi me costó mucho aprenderlo, pero al final lo conseguí!! empeze una manta que tengo pendiente de acabar porque siempre me enredo con otras cosas!! me encnatan los colores que has elegidos!! y te felicito porque tienes un blog maravilloso
    un abrazo!

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  7. wowee, very impressive and way beyond my capabilities but it looks so good I jut might have to try it.

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  8. Wow! I have never heard of or seen a granny ripple. It looks hard to do. However, I like the look.

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