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Tuesday, 8 April 2014

A Bit of Rippled Crochet

I have a very lovely husband, very understanding about my love for yarn. It was my birthday back in February and Andy surprised me with a lovely big package he'd ordered on line without me knowing, what a brilliant surprise!

Here it is unpacked and ready to be used, beautiful selection of colours.



I've seen quite a few ripple throws and blankets on line and really fancied having a go myself, what a wonderful way to use my birthday present and have a lasting object to show for it. Let the ripple making begin.



I keep stroking it, I love the colours and it also feels so soft. It's been on the go for over a couple of weeks now.


I used all the colours once, now I'm going through them again in a different order. It's about the size of a single blanket, just right to cover my legs in an evening.

I do want to start some smaller projects to run alongside it, I'll keep you updated...

Imogen started her intensive physio on her knees yesterday. My poor mite has started to have recurrent dislocations and each time they pop her in plaster



I'm really hoping the physio will help prevent this. They said her muscles are strong,  but need tightening, she also has hypermobility.

They worked her very hard though she did enjoy it too, but as a treat at home she made herself some crispy squares for school lunches. Lots of rice krispies, marshmallow fluff and golden syrup, well mixed, squashed down firmly in a tin, cooled in the fridge then Imogen cuts a piece as she fancies it for school.



Her friends have given it the thumbs up too!

Penny, Imogen's Lhasa Apso, had a hair cut today ready for some warmer weather... hopefully. Does't she look pretty



Take care
xxx

22 comments:

  1. Aww ~ if your husband managed to order you beautiful yarn (your fav) for your birthday without you knowing it ~ he is definitely keeper !

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  2. What wonderful yarn colors! Did your husband choose them? If my husband picked out yarn, it would all be brown and green, maybe a red thrown in. Your blanket will be lovely. Penny looks very stylish for spring!

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    1. He did, though I think the shop may have themed them xx

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  3. Your poor daughter with that knee that is giving her trouble. Hopefully good therapy will help all get back into order. Love your beautiful ripple. If you have a husband who orders you yarn he is a keeper.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  4. Enjoy your new yarn! I love Stylecraft too, it's perfect for blankets. I hope Imogen's knee is better soon, poor thing.

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    1. Thank you, hopefully the physio will help it happen less often xx

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  5. Wow, what an amazing present from your hubby ! Such a lovely surprise, and your ripple blanket looks really gorgeous. I haven't yet tried one of these.
    Your poor Imogen, what a rotten thing for her to have to go through, I can see how sweet treats afterwards would definitely help !
    Have a good week
    Kate x

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  6. Oh my gosh my husband would NEVER order yarn for me! Such a beautiful blanket. That poor child of yours....I hope she is out of that cast very soon.

    Cindy Bee

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    1. Thank you, she's out of it now doing more physio - loving crochet xx

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  7. Ah, the call of the ripple! Just like the call of the wild but for crochet yarny people instead!! It is so soothing isn't it, just rippling back and forth and back and forth and.... xx

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  8. What a fab husband you have! I dont think Tony would even think of ordering wool for me although he has bought me some lovely surprise crafting books. I have never done the ripple stitch but think it looks so pretty.

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  9. I'm so sorry to hear of Imogen's problems and hope therapy can fix it up for her! Little Penny is looking gorgeous with her haircut, and your ripple blanket is looking gorgeous too, already! I have one of those resting in a box in the wardrobe and really should bring it out again, even if only to persuade it that it's not been totally forgotten! Isn't your husband wonderful to go off and order you yarn - mine wouldn't know where to start but certainly doesn't mind me buying it! I hope your week is going well Cheryl! Joy xo

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  10. Love that blanket. Such lovely colours, and you're progressing so quickly. It would take me forever. Hope the physio helps your little one, must be very frustrating for her at her age when they want to do so much!

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  11. Poor Imogen, that knee sounds nasty, I do hope the physio works for her. I got a similar pack of Stylecraft for Christmas but I haven't started on it yet. Your ripple looks fab, I love all the different colours, they work so well together. Penny looks so cute sporting her new hair cut.

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  12. Just catching up here, and so happy to see you blogging again. I've read your last two posts. What a nightmare life can be sometimes, and what solace there is in yarn! Good wishes to Imogen. And hugs to you x

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  13. What gorgeous colours
    Hope your daughter feel better soon
    Julie xxxxxx

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  14. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I've just been having a look through your posts and your dolls house is beautiful. It's such a fun thing to do isn't it! Penny is adorable. She looks like she's got bags of character. Take care. Debbie xx

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