Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness; Autumn Ripple Ta Daah!

I cannot believe that a month ago I hadn't even planned to make a new blanket this year. I had my bedroom granny square blanket sitting doing NOTHING and was planning just to sidle slowly down into Christmas crafting.


And then I got a bug; not an illness bug, but an inspiration bug. You remember this picture above? And I sent for the wool? And I started and sat for HOURS just hooking happily along in the car, by the beach and EVERYWHERE???


And I never said, but my big fear was that when the holiday was over the half-finished blanket would sit unloved and alone while I got on with teaching and tutoring and life.


How wrong was I? I mean, I haven't sat and crocheted all day at school. They don't pay me enough to do that. They really don't. But I would do a quick row while I sipped my morning chai, or watching the footy, or even Great British Bake Off was perused whilst my hook slipped effortlessly in and out.


And then I sat for a couple of evenings with my border colours and just slogged along, a couple of rows of blue treble, a red treble, a blue treble, a mix and match red/blue double crochet border.


Tonight I watched The Chase as I sewed in the final few ends and then, in the dying sunlight of a lovely Thursday, I took my blanket porn.


And I looked.

And it was good. Very.







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  1. Oh it's lovely well done you, just the thing to snuggle under in this chilly weather x

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    1. It's Saturday morning and I'm snuggling. Bliss.

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  2. It is a beautiful ripple, I like the colours very much. No doubt there will be fights over who is allowed to snuggle up with it first. x

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  3. Wonderful. I can't believe how quickly you've hooked that up, just in time for the cooler evenings.

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    1. Even for me it was impressively fast!

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  4. That's beautiful and how cool that you will actually be able to use it in autumn! Gorgeous colour choices.

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    1. Thank you. I'm thinking, big cup of vanilla latte, frothy milk and a soft cookie to complete Autumnal paradise.

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  5. It's lovely and the colours are gorgeous. I'm really impressed that you've managed to do it in a month. And still very jealous that you can ripple and I can't :) xx

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    1. You need to try. Build up that jealousy into a burning desire, get your hook and a good tutorial (Attic 24's is perfect) and just do it.

      And then post it.

      http://attic24.typepad.com/weblog/neat-ripple-pattern.html

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  6. Beautiful!!! Beautiful colours. Beautiful inspiration. Beautiful blanket. Just all beautiful!!! You will so love snuggling under this now it is done!!! Hope that you have a great weekend! xx

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    1. Will do my best. I'm hooking something else even as I snuggle!

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  7. What a beautiful blanket! Those colours are just right for autumn, and I love the way you have them going in waves as well as in the ripply stitches. And I see that you're an Aga girl just like me! :-) xx

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    1. I wish. The staged shots are all of the house in Wales. An Aga is so on my wishlist for a perfect kitchen. Do you have one? Can I come for coffee and stand by it?

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  8. It's an absolute winner of a blanket. The colours are just so soothing and instantly make you want to snuggle.
    That photo of it with the logs just says warmth and cosiness.
    Well done you.
    Being nosy I must say I do like the lampbase on the landing!
    Lisa x

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    1. The lampbase is in Wales; I couldn't even begin to say how old it is, but Peter's cousin has had it there for at least 16 years. Thank you for the blanket love!

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  9. That's going to be well loved blanket - and if not you can always send it here- yes?????? glad you finished it. x

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    1. When I don't want it, I'll put you on the list (behind my Mum, who got first dibs on it today!) And I love it already (I write, with my toes cosily covered up by it!)

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  10. Oh it's absolutely great, Jo, very autumnal colours and I can't believe how fast it flew off your crochet hook! Well done lady!! xx

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  11. It's really, really lovely. Those colours together work so well. The perfect autumn blanket! x

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  12. Ooo, somehow I missed this post but wanted to stop and say your blanket is gorgeous, I love the colours and you completed it so quickly, I am impressed. It's a winner all round!
    Caz xx.

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    1. I'm hoping to get a lot of use out of it!

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