Sunday, 9 May 2010

......IT'S ALL ABOUT RIPPLES AND SQUARES!


YIPPEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!


Guess what! It's done! Hooray! I could have kept on going and going and going and going. I love it! Let's hope our little grandaughter will love it too! Rippling is just the most relaxing thing ever. Add the excitement of colour changes and it's almost perfect! The finished blanket is quite big and hopefully will last her for many years to come. It can be a cot blanket, a 'brighten up your bed' blanket or just a lovely snuggly 'curl up on the sofa' blanket. I wonder what it WILL become?  I've still got some yarn left, so I may start another or I may make cushions. Can't quite decide. Have a look.......



Here's my favourite colour slice .....



AND some yarn left!


The sun came out to play this afternoon, which was most welcome after the previous twenty-four hours of rain. The bluebells.....and whitebells.... appreciated it's warmth too...


.... and so did Oscar, who spent the afternoon 'chilling'!


 I started the second 'Rainbow Sock'. I have to admit, it was good to get back onto the 2.5's again. I had a slight mishap though. I'd done completed the rib and about the first inch of pattern, when it suddenly dawned on me that I was knitting the wrong pattern!!!!! Good job I noticed before I had gone very much further, or I would NOT have been a very happy bunny. All was well though. I soon ripped back and put the wrong pattern safely away out of sight..... just in case! Must have been the effect of the rare sunshine on Snoopydog's grey matter :)


Oh! I must just show you a little purchase I made recently, that I can't take my eyes off. I spotted this jacket online, weeks ago and eventually decided that I couldn't live without it. It's from Orvis and I just love the pretty, cotton patchwork. The colours are just gorgeous!




It's still hanging in the bedroom, because I don't want to shut all those pretty squares just yet!!! I NEED colour!

Here's hoping everyone has a fun-filled, colourful week!!!!! Enjoy!

25 comments:

josiekitten said...

The blanket is absolutely gorgeous! It is going to be well used, I'm absolutryl certain! It's so bright and vibrant, just perfect! Makes me want to start one right this minute! Have a good week! xxx

A Country Girl said...

I love the blanket - I am definately going to learn how to ripple!

Sarah said...

Hurray for the finished blanket! Well done. It is lovely and I am sure will be well loved.
We have had grey skies again today, and you would think it would have encouraged me to get more than just three reports done. Oh well!
I love the jacket-very pretty. Have a great week!

melissa said...

oh my goodness ros - that blanket is so so wonderful! i absolutely love it and i know your sweet grandbaby will treasure it for a long long time.

Sarah said...

Ha ha-if only! There are always so many more interesting things to do!

Kathy said...

I'm absolutely in awe of your rippling. What a fabulous blanket -I'm sure it will be cherished for years to come.
Oscar looks relaxed in a typical labrador pose - Inca does that too when she's feeling chilled!
Love Kathy xxx

Doris said...

Well done on your fabulous blanket!! I'm sure it will be well-loved. xxx

bellaboo said...

I almost had to put my sunglasses on when I came to your post..WOW! those colours are so bright!Love the blanket.I love oscar's pose too...very typical of labs and retrievers.

Bellaboo :0)

Lyn said...

I love the ripple blanket, it's a rainbow blanket.
And bluebells in the same post!
Love
Lyn
xxx

Helsie said...

Wow you've done a great job with the ripple blanket. I bet your grand daughter takes it witk her when she leaves home at 21 !!! She will love it.
Cheers
Helen

Maggie and Mitch said...

Your blankie is just beautiful! We LOVE all of the pretty colors and we also love your patchwork jacket! Color definitely makes you happy!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

cmv said...

yipeeee is right!
it's finished and it's FABULOUS! congrats!

The Garden Bell said...

Wonderful job on the ripple. I love all your colors. So... what have you named it?...te-he....

Now, about that jacket. You know I want one so badly. I'm heading over to Orvis right now. At least we live in different neighborhoods so we won't be seen together. It's so me.

Finally, about all that left over yarn. I've been working away on the border this evening. Hope to have S in Hue up tomorrow or Tuesday. It's turning out so fun. Nice break from rippling, but I'm going back to one on my next project. Have a big Grab Bag of yarn arriving from www.yarn.com, so who know what colors I will be working with.

Hope you Mother's Day weekend was special.

Kate

kate said...

Great projects - love all the colour!! Isn't it fun to muse on where the blanket may go and what it may hear on its journey with your grandchild?

I have bluebells right now as well, but no wonderful whitebells, wow!

Tracy said...

WOW, Ros... the ripple blanket is GORGEOUS! It really turned out terrific. I love all the colors--so fruity & delicious! My autumn project is to learn the ripple at last... LOL! Beautiful patchwork-like jacket--that is fun. And wonderful to see sweet, Oscar... Hope you had a great weekend :o) ((HUGS))

Jenny said...

I think you've got colour, you are surrounded by it in this post. Great blanket, love the socks and the jacket, and Oscar, well he just goes on and on being gorgeous. Have a great week.

Maria said...

I am sure your grand-daughter will know its a special blanket from the start. If not the colours she will feel the love when wrapped in it. Betcha she keeps it forever
Love the jacket - can't be anything it does not go with

Mrs Twins said...

Oh wow!
I absolutely love ripples. I agree with you so relaxing! You've made a stunning job of this one, its beautiful, she'll love it. Nice and big too.!
Hugs Suex

Willow said...

Wow! I love it! It's beautiful! Lucky little girl!

...Miss...Maddie's... said...

Love the finished ripples... each a delicate reflection of a beautiful rainbow.
Socks are not my forte but I do love and admire those that are mastered by their knitter.
Oscar seems to enjoy his belly rub.
Susan x

KindredSpirit said...

LOVE the blanket. My mum made me one like that when I was little and i loved it. Wish I still had it. Oscar is enjoying himself!

曉豪 said...

如果成為一支火柴,也要點亮一個短暫的宇宙;如果是一隻烏鴉,也要叫疼閉塞的耳膜。

Stadtwaldvogel said...

The blanket is wonderful! Fantastic colors! I like the rainbow socks too, the pattern looks pretty!
Greetings from Julia

Sarah said...

I hope you are having a good weekend too Ros! I am jealous of your report status. I am 19 down and 21 to go! I have done none today as I have been madly tidying and cleaning in case I am visited by a blogging friend from America next week. My flat is very clean and tidy now so I can relax and enjoy the report writing tomorrow(ha ha!)
It will soon be half term-hurrah!

Yaya' s Home said...

Congratulations on a beautiful job! Wish I knew how to do that. Just gorgeous.

~ Yaya
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