I'm not one to do things by half. If I get bitten by something that I enjoy doing I really jump in with both feet.
My ripple blanket is finished. And I love it. I've not taken another photo but it's not much bigger than it is on the last post so i'm not going to. Not in the artificial light of the house anyway.
But as one project comes to an end, another must start :D
Introducing ripple number three! I had 9 balls of Rowan Calmer in the darker blue. I started knitting a jumper back in 2006/7, it got pulled out and I started a shrug, but then decided I didn't like that either! It's a cotton which I didn't think would work for a blanket but it's surprisingly warm. I tested the warmth using the bit I had knitted into the shrug.
So yesterday I went to John Lewis, and bought 4 balls of the green and 4 of the pale blue to add to the 9 balls to start a ripple blanket for Callum. I'm planning it the same size as mine, so I think the 17 balls will be enough. It's also going to be a planned pattern. 2 rows dark blue, 2 rows green, 2 rows dark blue, 2 rows light blue, 2 rows dark blue etc etc.
Random, which is what my blanket is, is actually quite hard! Because you decide you will just pick colours at random, but then when you pick one you HAVE to look back at the blanket to see when you last used it. VERY HARD! lol.
Tomorrow we start our new rotas at work. It's very exciting because we actually get a day off each month. So i've decided to book the 4 days around my planned day off this month, to have a week off. If I book my holiday wisely I can have 5 full weeks off each year.
I've also planned for my day off to be a Tuesday so I can go to knit and chat at Jolie once a month.
I've not been to knit and chat for ages, so i'm really looking forward to it! I also want to buy some cotton to crochet an Attic24 bag for my lovely cousin Danni (HI!). I would buy it at JL but they still have all the winter colours in!
It's my turn to post on IACW today. The title of my post is I Scrap for Me.
Right, i'm off now to start ripple number 3.