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Saturday, 22 November 2014

Cottage Ripple Blanket


  I have spent the last two weeks suffering firstly from a sore throat and then this week with a horrible cold. It's been a few years since I've had a cold and so it's hit me hard. I think spending years teaching Early Years helped me build up immunity to these sort of bugs and then when I stopped  I have caught them. 

Anyway, although I have managed to keep up some of my church work I have also spent most afternoons on the sofa and skipped any evening meetings. But I still find it hard to just sit and do nothing so as I was looking through blogs that I follow I caught up with Lucy's blog Attic24. If you haven't seen this blog you really must go and visit it


Lucy makes the most amazing crochet blankets and posts tutorials too. I decided that I would make one of her blankets and followed her link to   http://www.woolwarehouse.co.uk to look for the yarn that she uses. The link didn't just take me to the site it took me to the packs of yarn that they sell for Lucy's blankets! So easy with all the colours there in a pretty draw string bag and when the pack arrived it also included a copy of the pattern! 

So I have spent the past few afternoons working on my Cottage Ripple blanket. Instead of making a full size blanket I am going to make two cot blankets using this pattern and  also one of Lucy's other patterns that she shares on her blog

           

                                   
This is how the pack arrived, all the yarn  required together with the pattern in a draw string bag

                      
I've put the yarn into a round basket so I can find which colour I need at a glance

   
I've taken this phot from Lucy's blog to show how she keeps her colours labeled, such a clever idea as the paper bands usually tear after a few uses. So I am copying this idea, I will use two colours per peg when I buy my next pack of yarn for another blanket using different colour.

                             
The pattern is nice and simple to pick up so after reading it a few times I had the hang of it. I hope you are all having a lovely weekend :)



4 comments:

Peg said...

Oh, that ripple crochet blanket is one of my favorite patterns. Love your colors. Hope you get well soon, those winter colds/flus can be the hardest to shake off

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

So sorry to hear you have been under the weather. Love the blanket and the way is was packaged. I remember my mom and mother in law making many blankets in the ripple pattern. Beautiful

Amy at love made my home said...

I hope that your feeling much better very soon. xx

Just a little something from Judy said...

It seems like so many people I meet with are experiencing similar colds. I do hope you are feeling better soon. Your cottage ripple blanket contains some of my very favorite colors. I think it is so much fun to see some of what goes into creating a blanket like yours. I admire work like that!