I follow Heather at Little Tin Bird via Bloglovin and yesterdays post was about her baby seaside ripple blanket, btw it is dreamy. She also showed a diagram with a photo of a method of starting a ripple with a straight edge, just think no tedious filling in at the end. The invitation was there to try it and I did, I found 3 new balls of yarn in the bottom of my box of odds and ends. Now who hid them in there I wonder? Made a 56 chain and did a row of treble crochet, then just copied the diagram, Woo Hoo, it worked. Then decided to add in some random stripes to use up the ends of a few balls of yarn. This is serendipitous as I was asked yesterday if I would take my crochet with me next time I go visiting and my blanket is just too big to carry around.
This will be a scarf for me, not that I have a shortage but once started I could not bear to frog it out.
To make matters worse, Bunny Mummy has posted more about Yarndale and showed a picture of Lucy's new Ripple, I Want One.
There will be a pack for sale soon..... it is on my wish list.
I am determined that if I am well I will be there next year.
A bit more on the sewing front.
I used some of my treasured fabric as a border, I have to get some Black silk to embroider the eyes, nose and whiskers, then decide on what fabric to use for the backs. I rather fancy a fleecy feel but have struggled with quilting it in the past so maybe a flannel would be better, I have some in the stash, somewhere.
I read Ilona,s post about the TV series Cilla, I had a look round and found it on one of the catch up channels. I sat and watched the whole lot while I Rippled away with Lucy. Sheridan made a very good Cilla, I was not that big a fan of hers but enjoyed the trip down memory lane.
That is the sum of my telly viewing until I find something else that catches my attention. I am waiting for the new series of Bones which will probably be next year, in the meantime I will read.
Reasons to be grateful.
1. More glorious sunshine.
2. A coffee date with Maggie.
3. Michael cooked a delicious meal yesterday.
4. Ben was much livelier yesterday.
5. The film" What we did on our holiday" is being screened in our local cinema, and I am going tonight.
I will have to buy popcorn, I can not go to the pictures without popcorn, I am sure that it is the law.
Now I have to go in search of black embroidery thread.