Friday, 29 August 2014

Next year's crochet blanket...

Is it Friday already? This is how my weekend is looking... Picnic, flask, wool. Cricket. Crochet.

I've decided to see what all the fuss is about with ripple blankets. When I started to crochet they seemed like a long and boring task to me. I've bravely cast on for a single bed size one with next year's cricket matches in mind. That's the one with greys, blues, mustard, off white. It didn't seem too bad until I started a much smaller baby size blanket which of course is working up a little faster.

I'm in the mood for something that doesn't require too much concentration. M and I are midway through a whole stack of recorded Foyle's War repeats. I didn't see it the first time round and of course it is set exactly where I lived as a child. Frequent references to Hastings, Bexhill, Hythe, Brighton etc. Last night I had to stop myself pointing out all the places I know. It would probably annoy M. I did point out Hastings Castle though, what's left of it. So the ripple blankets, with their simplicity are ideal for multitasking with tv watching.

I've been pointing out vintage crochet too, in much the same way as Jake used to point out tractors when he was four 'look, tacter!' Look! Crochet hat!


  1. I love the look of ripple blankets, but oh how long it would take me......... I managed a cushion cover...

  2. i do like a ripple and I did try to make one once but gave up. Seems I can only manage the basic granny sort that just involve crocheting round after round (and I can't follow/understand a crochet pattern for toffee!). Love your colour choices.

  3. Ripples go surprisingly quickly for me, but there is a lot of counting and I sometimes have to rip out a bunch of stitches to fix a mistake. I have been wanting to watch Foyle's War for a long time and now you tell me there's crochet in's going in the Netflix queue immediately. :)

  4. I intend to crochet a ripple blanket at sometime in the nearish future. I like the colours you've used for yours Juanita.

  5. I would love to learn to crochet so I could make a blanket, knitting one would take forever ;)