Wednesday, 26 October 2011

WIP Wednesday: Ripple Along - An Update

I can hardly believe that just 2 weeks ago I couldn't crochet! Well, maybe a tiny little bit to help me with my knitting but you couldn't really call it crochet if all I did was the occasional provisional cast on!

Anyway, inspired by Heather and Lucy's wonderful posts about a Ripple Along I decided it was time to take the plunge and give it a go. I've been admiring crochet blankets for some time now, particularly the lovely Ripple Pattern from Lucy.

You can read about me learning to crochet and my little baby ripple sample I made here, but now would you believe my blanket (well actually it's a Ripple Runner, but anyway...) is that big now! I can scarcely believe it myself, crochet is so quick.




The colours I'm using are some balls of Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino I already had in my stash, but by chance they perfectly match the colours in my bedroom, particularly our bedding! That was great as it meant I didn't need to buy any yarn to get started on the project, so if I really didn't like it then there'd be nothing lost!



Oh and one of my cats Reuben was flat out on the bed while I was taking these photos, I couldn't resist snapping a few of him. Cute isn't he?

Anyway, as it turns out I really do like it and I can't believe how much I've done just by doing the odd few rows here and there as I watch TV in the evenings after work. I'm also really looking forward to working on this on Saturday when I'm going to Jenny's house for a lovely get together with some fellow knitters / crafters - Rachel, Heather and Clare.

Well that's it for tonight, I'm off to spend the evening watching some TV and a bit of crochet on my ripple! But first I'm off to check out what everyone's been working on! If you're here from WIP Wednesday or the Yarn Along please do comment and say hello. I'd love to see what you're working on at the moment!

See you soon,

Emma

18 comments:

FlauschiOhren said...

Oh my...that is such a lovely colour choice!! Quite wonderful, I love it.

nothingbutknit2 said...

Your runner looks great! I can't believe you've just learned to crochet.

DaenelT said...

Wow! I can't believe you're just learning to crochet. I've been crocheting for years and haven't even attempted a ripple yet! Way to go.

wypad said...

I love, love, LOVE those colors together!!!! (Also, I love the way you took the photos!)

I also need to say what a beautiful cat Reuben is! What kind of cat is he?

Erin said...

I love those colors! Great work!

Amy said...

Reuben is gorgeous!! Waht type of cat is he?! Crochet looks brilliant. Let's face it crochet IS brilliant! Welcome to the party!! And it's easy to recover if you make a mistake!

Amy said...

By the way I ripped the jumper. Thanks for the much needed advice!!

erin said...

I love your blanket - the colors look amazing! I just started crocheting recently too, and I'm also always so amazed at how quick it is!

steph said...

You are most definitely a crocheter now!!! Lovely colors! Are you dreaming of bigger projects? (That will make you a dedicated crocheter!!!!) :)

heather said...

Gorgeous!!! And I find crochet a lot faster than knitting too. But I actually like it more because I find it easier to fix if you mess up! Or maybe I just notice that I mess up quicker with crochet.

ourlittlenestupnorth said...

Awesome job! You're off to a fantastic start! The colors are truly beautiful.

Wendy said...

One thing I love about crochet is that it moves along so quickly. I've never tried a ripple; looks great!

pinkundine said...

I love how quickly crochet goes, and the ripple pattern is my favourite. Love the colours you're using, and even better that you had stash yarn that was just perfect ;)

Andria said...

Oh wow, I really love it! I can't believe you are just starting in crochet! Love cat too..........there is something adorable about a sleeping pet, I love taking snaps of my dog when she is alseep :)

Lee Ann said...

What a beautiful ripple! Congrats!!

~Claire~ said...

Wow! Isn't it nice when things just work out like that? And your Reuben is a pretty little fellow! I certainly wouldn't mind him laying around my work (gotta be better than a kitten trying to tear it all apart!!). Amazing progress so far :)

Lori ann said...

that is just beautiful. i may have to change my mind how i feel about crochet.

Mistea said...

Gorgeous ripple and pretty kitty.
Love the contrast in your colours, always good when the stash is co-operative.