There was a Ripple Blanket to be made.
But I just came out of a Giant Granny Square Blanket, so I was a bit lazy, and also looking forward to starting with a million other small projects that I wanted to do...when I chanced upon Carole's One-A-Day Project, which involves tackling a large project 1 square, 1 flower, 1 row a day.
So of course I was going to do it!
Out came the Elle Pure Gold DK yarn, bought especially for this one in mind (plus a few other acrylics, 'cause I couldnt find certain colours in Pure Gold):
I sat myself down with Lucy's (great) tutorial and off I went. The little practice run was easy. Getting past the real thing's foundation chain was hell. But all things good come to those who get past the first two rows and it started to look like a Ripple! Yeeeha!
Must confess that not all my mountains and valleys are quite aligned (don't know how that happened), but by doing 5 stitches here and 3 there, I WILL herd them back to 4's 4's4's again. Almost there.
I love working on this pattern, it really isn't difficult, up and down, up and down, and it grows quickly. I might just be tempted to do more than 1 row a day :-)