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,