Wednesday, 3 November 2010


I've had several questions about my current blanket-in-the-making and I thought I'd write a little post about it. Before I go any further, I would like to say that I am indeed following Attic 24's pattern for a ripple blanket. Apparently a couple of people have struggled with it a little, but all I can say is that I'm a very novice crocheter, and all I did was sit down with the photos and instructions and well, the rest is history! (And no, I'm really not that clever). Anyway, it's going well so far, and I can't wait for the time when I can snuggle under it, spread it over the bed in the 'guest room', or take in on picnic or camping trips. Because this is a 4-in-1 blanket you see!!!

I'll have to snuggle under it because, well, that's what blankets are for. And this one is going to be irresistible with its multitude of colours. I can just imagine that when I have down days, it'll help me cheer up, I'm convinced about that. Not only because it's colourful, but because it will undoubtedly remind me of blogland, the wonderful things it has taught me, both in terms of crafting skills but more importantly emotionally.

The blanket might also be used in the second bedroom to cover the single bed we have in there for guests. That's because I've started it about 1m wide, which is the width of a single bed. I guess I'll carry on until I either get really bored of it, run out of yarn (unlikely really!) or cover the length of said-single bed.

Finally, it will most definitely be coming on picnic and camping trips. Because it's made with acrylic yarn, it should be hard wearing and I won't mind it getting a little dirty because putting it in the washing machine won't be an issue. Ooh I can't wait!! I can just picture myself, sat in my cute little tent, gazing over some stunning bit of scenery, a lake or a mountain perhaps, wrapped up in my Arc-en-Ciel, sipping a cup of hot chocolate....

Here's to dreams and crafting!!! x


Dragonfly said...

Oh, it is just wonderful! It's very theraputic, isn't it?

I love the sentiment behind you making it too - I absolutely agree. Here's to rippling!

clarabelle said...

That blanket is lovely... I would like to learn how to crochet having seen a couple of projects on blogs and also Kirstie's Homemade Home program last night on Channel 4. You mentioned you were a novice? Can you tell me - did you use a book, You Tube or were you shown by someone. Just wondering where to start really. Any info would be great!

The Girl said...

The colours are so beautiful, can't wait to see it in all its finished glory!

marlene rodrigues said...

I love all this beautiful colors!!
Your blanket it´s perfect!!

Petit Filoux said...

@ clarabelle: I learned by attending a class held at my local John Lewis - posted about it here - I know they do those all over the country. It was a whole day, £40, all food included, and it was absolutely brilliant, totally worth the money since I also came home with nice yarn and good crochet techniques!

Hazel said...

It is gorgeous! I am tempted to make another one. x

Sue said...

Oh je l'aime. My ripple is hibernating. I shall have to reread Lucy's tutorial to remind myself how it goes.

Jill said...

Beautiful. The colours are so pretty. This will look fantastic when it's finished.