I was bemoaning my dissatisfaction with the chosen yarn for my ripple blanket, last time I met you. Well, I decided to take immediate action and after our staff meeting last Monday, I called in at John Lewis on the way home and bought some Rowan pure wool instead. The Debbie Bliss cotton will be used to make a cushion and so I have 'zzzzzz'd' it for now.
I'm so much happier with this yarn. The yardage is better, for a start! So, it's not going to break the bank...... well, not quite so badly! It's also much, much softer and suitable for the purpose. I bought mostly Rowan 'Pure Wool DK' with some Rowan 'Cahsoft DK' to help get a good colour range. Phew!
Progress has been slow this week, as I have been quite busy with school related stuff and when I DID have some knitting time, I repeatedly made errors on the first row With 229 chains to start with, that first row was going to be a bit of a trial anyway, but somehow I 'messed up' not once, not twice, but three times! Things are well under way now and I am love, love, loving it. The 'ripply rippleness' is so soothing and relaxing and there's a huge rush of pleasure to be had each time a colour change is near. I haven't needed any other projects to switch between either. My 'ripply rippleness' has been sufficient! Plans are already formulating in my head to make another for myself. But first things first! Here it is so far........
Do you like it? The colours are brighter than they look in the photos. It's been a dull, dreary day here and by late afternoon, when the pics were taken, the light was ummmmm not very good!
I wanted to show you a sneaky little purchase I made last week too. I am a great fan of Ali's yarns over at the 'Laughing Yaffle' and last week she posted some new skeins. I JUST HAD TO HAVE THIS......
Aren't the colours just beautiful!I hadn't posted this one last week as I was still feeling a wee bit guilty at my rashness, when I have almost enough skeins of sock to knit a pair for every day of the year. Maybe that's a slight exaggeration, but at least enough to knit a pair for every week of the week! There is more to this story though, as last evening Josiekitten and Mr J came for a meal. We caught up on life and had a good old chuckle, as once again it was a case of 'great minds think alike'. She had also bought a skein of the very same yarn, having 'eyed' it at the very same time. Spooky!
Having said I didn't have much time to stop this evening............. I must just share one snippet of 'birdie' talk. We have a new feeder in the garden, filled with peanuts this time and it is fair to say that we have seen no more than one or two birds stop by. When we looked more closely at the nuts, it appeared that the birds may well be having difficulty with them. So yesterday afternoon, I chopped them up small and rehung the feeder. I'll let you know if it makes any difference. We refill the sunflower seed one weekly!
That's it. Enough for tonight. I need to eat and go!
Have a great week and thanks so much for stopping by and leaving me such lovely comments. I LOVE IT!