I have started crocheting again. Now the evenings are getting cooler my thoughts turn to blankets and in particular to ripple blankets. I have wanted to make a ripple blanket for years but, having never found a pattern that I could make head or tail of, it hasn't happened. Until Attic 24 came along. Queen of crochet, her instructions are foolproof and speak in a language I, a relative beginner at crochet, can understand. She also has beautiful clear step by step photographs. So armed with my hook and a basket full of Rowan cottons I got rippling.
Despite the foolproof instructions I had to abandon my first attempt, but, as I was suffering with headaches, I thought it best to wait until I felt better. Last night I started again and although I am at the beginning I can tell already that it is going to work this time. I am really enjoying rippling and am looking forward to seeing it grow in a lovely blanket.
I had a go at granny squares but I'm not sure why, I abandoned them after a while. Maybe it was the name that put me off, I mean who wants to be making granny squares at the tender age of 40 something, hahaha, but having just seen the gorgeous Cate Blanchett in her granny square dress on the red carpet I may have to give them another go!