- Welcome to my little corner of the internet! I'm a single mum with a beautiful daughter and I started crocheting 4 years ago when I quit smoking, I'm a huge fan of the granny square and mostly spend my free time making blankets as well as occasionally trying to expand my crafty skills :-)
Thursday, 9 April 2015
Ocean Waves Blanket
A very long absence! Happy New Year and hope you have had a lovely Easter season as well-Myf and I have been enjoying the sunshine. I have been working for Greggs which I absolutely love although it hasn't left much crochet time but recently I've managed to finish up a couple so I thought I better catch up with this blog!
I started this blanket so long ago. I was so enthustiastic initially with its pretty ripples but I got more and more frustrated with it-I was only doing two rows per shade and didn't have much plan towards the colour order so as it got bigger it looked less and less how I wanted :-(
It's beautiful but I just couldn't get past my frustration! I couldn't start adding wider rows so it got left to the side for months while I tried to figure out a plan.
My gorgeous sister and my darling nieces came up for a New Year visit and I was chatting to her about my dilemma. I eventually decided to finish it off, perhaps for SIBOL, and start myself another one with more planning and wider strips.
I was about halfway done when we had a visit from a friend with her little daughter-she commented that she was cold so I wrapped her up in the blanket. She immediately loved it so much, stroking the colours (she's only four) so I decided that I would finish it up for her as a gift. I finally finished it about a month later and put a very simple border around it before we took it over. Little lady loves it a great deal and as it''s huge, she should be snuggling up in it for many years to come. Don't worry SIBOL, I plan on making another water themed ripple for you soon!