Ta Dah! Ripple Blanket finished (at last)
OK, if I'd worked on this none stop and it took me this long I would find a different hobby from crochet. But life, work and Christmas have hampered my progress somewhat so I don't feel too bad about a blanket that has taken me from November until now.
Simple ripple, the instructions are here, I followed them imprecisely, which is to say I did what I felt like anyway.