I started my ripple blanket a few weeks back, it is slow going as I am working the day and night jobs…………next week is the last week, then back to just three nights and two days.
My job is going well, have worked extra half days, but I think that is over now, I must admit I got a bit tired. Thursdays I have worked from 8.30am till 8.30pm, it’s a long day, one more to go.
I digress…………my ripple I am loving, I am sort of joining in the ripple along with Lucy and Heather haven’t really officially joined yet. Have a little look at their progress and others here oh yes much ripple loveliness.
Progress thus far…….
I was going to call it berrilicious, however I added orangey colors so now it is Tutti Fruitti, once again I am using the Stylecraft Special DK acrylic, it is so nice to crochet with and you end up with a very soft blanket. I would love to do one in wool and have decided to do what Heather does, just buy a ball of wool here and there and add it to the stash and before long you have a gorgeous pile of yummy woolie yarn.
I have been busy knitting two little vests which I have spoken about previously, I ended up throwing one into the corner of my couch as I had to pick up stitches and knit the neck and arm bands, the neck-band ended up looking like a dog’s dinner, so I decided to try another pattern, the bands are knitted along with the main body. Of course I was knitting like a frenzied bee in a bottle to get it finished. The baby was born 5 weeks prem, so I guess the vests won’t fit for a little while yet, even tho they are tiny. The pattern (below in picture) came from this book. (I bought some bamboo yarn ages ago to knit these for little girls)
Didn’t take photos because it was very late at night when I had finished, but the below photo shows the colors. It was pressed along with the other one and wrapped in tissue for delivery by my daughter the next day.
This is the one I had the hissy fit over, just to show the colors I used. It is Bendigo 4 ply wool in periwinkle and Cream and very soft just right for a new born skin. I didn’t take a photo of the other one 😦 although I do have another ball of yarn so I think I will knit it again as it was gorgeous.
Must go and make a cuppa, I have been sitting here typing away scoffing handfuls of Smarties and now I feel sick……that will teach me.
We had a couple of really hot days – 30c deg – then it plummeted down to 16c deg and raining, it is muggy today, not a good day for drying the washing, so I have put the heating on this evening just to get it dry. The garden looks bedraggled at the moment with all the heavy downpour, apparently we are in for hail too. Good old Melbourne Spring weather!!!
I may have been absent from here, but I have been reading your blogs my lovely friends, just a hurried 5 mins here and there, so haven’t really commented much, just know that I am thinking of you all and sending lots of love your way, I should have more time now that the rush of work and making has eased.
x S x
A very big, special warm squishy hug to you Mrs C xox