Tuesday, 6 September 2011

One-A-Day

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!



I'm this far now:




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 :-)

14 comments:

Rainy Day Crafter said...

I love the ripple blanket and it's a lovely thing to do for your One a Day project. It looks like you're off to a wonderful start, and I love all those colours you've got waiting to be used :)

Hazel said...

I have always wondered how to crochet a ripple effect...it is on my growing to do list of learning things....

I cant wait to see how yours turns out :)

Sarah (Crafts From The Cwtch) said...

Looking good! Your colours are really pretty :)

Anna said...

Adding this to my list. Good luck with the herding...

nicole said...

Good luck! I hope the peaks & troughs meet up soon or it might go a bit wonky on you! I love the colours you have, looking forward to next Tuesdays post to see how far you get!

k2tog said...

It will be so nice to snuggle under! this seems to be a very popular project...gosh, i gotta learn how to crochet. keep the good work up!

HillyT said...

Wonderful colours, it's going to be gorgeous.

LeeAnn Schaefer said...

I love Lucy's patterns! They are so fun! I'm looking forward to watching your progress! =]

Love,
LeeAnn

Suzanne said...

I am a follower! I can follow lots of your things since I am Dutch! Such a nice language you guys have! So nice to see something from your world, I would loooove to go there once.

Alittlebitsheepish said...

Your colours are great, lovely and bright

Janine said...

Awesome idea, I think I must start my daughters blanket for her bed ro next winter. Thanks for the pointing me in this direction

shelley said...

real lovely choice of colours! I have been tempted (and often have done) to do more than one row a day! can't wait to see the finished result.

Deb Hickman said...

I love the ripple blanket,it's on my to do list, your colour choice is gorgeous. I love the concept of OaD and will join in with you all next week.xxx

Faith said...

Your ripple is looking good, I have not long started a granny stripe which grows really fast too and is a bit addictive, as you get to the end of one row, bu are just itching to see what the next colour will look like. Happy rippling!