Friday, May 8, 2015

Ripple post 2

I didn't work on the blanket yesterday, as I ran some errands and had dinner out before picking up my daughter at a friends house. 

Today, while she and her BFF play Minecraft at the library, I sat and read and crocheted. Initially I had some difficulty, as I was just starting the second row, and couldn't get the ripples to match. So I reread the pattern, and discovered I hadn't put the last stitch in the first row that I should have. Once that was done, easy peasy. I am now about 2/3 thru the second row. 

The second row is the glittery moonstone. Then I will do two more rows of the silver heather. It is kind of the base color for the blanket. With the second row, the ripples are more noticeable. Cool 😊

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Crochet project - ripple blanket

I have decided to bite the bullet. I am starting a crochet project that will look unfinished until it is finished. In the past I have made small/baby size granny square blankets that were finished when I was done making squares. But now I am starting something that is big. I measured me and a similar sized blanket. I crocheted a sample. I measured and multiplied it until I knew what I was making. Start with 227 chains. Double crochet 114 rows. Starting with 5 balls of yarn (or the equivalent...more later), with more to be bought. 

I'm making a blanket that I can snuggle with while reading in the chair in my bedroom. It will be roughly 67 inches long and 56 inches wide. I am using colors that match my duvet cover of greys and taupe. 

The colors I chose are by Lion Brand. From back to front, they are:
Vanna's Choice Charcoal Grey
Vanna's Choice Silver Heather
Vanna's Choice Linen
Vanna's Glamour Moonstone (this is a sport #2 weight yarn, so I am doubling the strands to match the worsted #4 weight of the other yarns)

The pattern I am using is from Lucy has several lovely ripple designs, and I chose the interlocking ripple. 

So as I sit here at McD's waiting for a call from the mechanic telling me they are on the way to pick me up after doing routing maintenance on my car, I have finally started this epic project. See how far I have gotten?

I am using an app on my phone to help keep track of stitches and rows. We will see how it works, as I haven't used it before!

I will try to post every couple days with my progress. I am hoping this will help with my stick-to-it-iveness, as in the past I have dwindled down and not finished large projects. There are the remains somewhere of a baby blanket (not grannys) for a friend's baby who is now almost 24. I think it measured about 30 inches by....maybe 6 inches. Not even a good scarf. But it was a pretty pattern!

Wish me luck...