Wednesday, 15 January 2014

There might be a ripple in the plan

So, another crochet project finished, and only one in the pending pile!  I will show the finished item tomorrow.

I have been mulling over what to do next.  I have some lovely Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino for a scarf.


Or some yarn to make a CK inspired blanket - I was planning to make it in granny squares that were all different colour combinations with a white border.


But ripples have been on my mind!  I spent some time with Lucy from Attic 24's tutorial on how to ripple and I worked up this sample as per Lucy's instructions.


Now I am hooked (!).  So, do I get new yarn and do a ripple.

Do I make the scarf with the lovely lovely yarn I already have.

Or, do I make the CK inspired blanket that I have some yarn for?

Choices choices.  So much to choose from.  See, there is a ripple in my plan!

Amy

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  1. Oh Amy, how I love the look of the ripple blankets.. I have not seen one that I didn't like and it is on my "definitely must do list". So I'm in favour of the blanket and your sample looks superb :)
    Sally xxx

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    1. They are so lovely aren't they Sally. I have been looking at them for ages and then I tried the tutorial and it sort of worked, so I am very tempted now! It will mean more yarn shopping though and I'm not sure that I can get that past hubby! I will report back when a decision is reached! xx

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  2. Loving the colours for the scarf Amy,
    Kate x

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    1. Thanks Kate. I bought another ball today, but I think that it might be too pink! Oh well, it will have to be for something else - love hearts perhaps! Oh no, another project!! xx

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  3. Ooh that's a tough one, so many lovely things to do. I love the idea of the Granny Squares, but you sound like you've lost your heart to the ripple :) xx

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    1. It is so hard isn't it Cheryl. I want to make so many things. My pinterest board is getting fuller and fuller and I am never going to be able to make it all! I do fancy the ripple though! xx

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  4. RIPPLE ALL THE WAY!!!
    I also studied the same tutorial, and could not make hide nor tail of it!
    Kudos to you, for mastering the ripple...it is beyond me!
    Your colours are lovely...whatever you chose....will be the best choice ♥️
    Enjoy!
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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    1. Thank you Linda! If I ripple I will use different colours - more shopping! - as I have run the CK colours through my mind and I just don't see them rippling - they are definately granny squareish to me. Decisions decisions. Right now I need to work out how to Double Treble for a little something I am making in between times.... I guess that if I can ripple..... xxx

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    2. Hey....If you can ripple....you can do anything!♥️
      Just google the Double Treble.... and you will get it in a flash!
      See 'ya!

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  5. Decisions, decisions......I love the colours for your scarf and seeing as it is pretty chilly right now, that might be the best to go with. Mind you, a ripple blanket to cuddle up under would also be quite snug! I am a big CK fan, so anything close to that would work for me. I've not been any help have I?!!!

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    1. Don't worry Julie! I am glad that you share the dilemma with me. I have my big green for blankie snuggling and a little something that I will show tomorrow for outside snugglys so it could go either way! It will all work out in the end however it is meant to be won't it! xx

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  6. Lets all ripple together Amy, rippling is hypnotic and so much fun go for it. :)

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    1. Aha! Another ripple fan Linda. Could it be that the whole of blogland is addicted to ripples! I wonder.... xx

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  7. I love the ripple pattern and I too learnt how to do it from lovely Lucy at Attic 24.......she is so good at explaining! I love to have an on-going big blanket and then to make some smaller things now and then as well. Looking forward to seeing what you decide to do :)
    Helen xx

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    1. Lucy's instructions were great and once I had a fiddle about I seemed to get it! Blanket making is addictive isn't it Helen! I'm a bit of a get on and do it sort, so once I start something I like to crack on with it! I will update when I make a decision! xx

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  8. Got to be ripple Amy! Wish I could even crochet, let alone ripple! I'm loving those colours together in the top picture. XX

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    1. I never had any idea if I could crochet at all after all my failed knitting attempts, but somehow it seems to have clicked in my head, so I reckon that if you had time to spend having a go you could make it work Suzanne! There are some great tutorials out there on line and in magazines if you fancy it! xx

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  9. I've never done a ripple pattern before. It does look beautiful when done though.

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    1. It is of course all Lucy's fault, seeing her blankets in their glorious technicolour just made me want one! I think that you would enjoy making one if you get the chance Anne! xx

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  10. Amy, I love your yarn colour choices especially the CK colours. But then again a ripple blanket , sorry I'm not very much help. Go with your heart.
    luv
    irene
    xxxx

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    1. It is so hard isn't it Irene. It is a nice problem to have though, so I'm not complaining! I need yarn if I am going to ripple, so lack of that might hold me back - or I might just add more and go ahead and ripple... Who knows! xx

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  11. The colours for that scarf are so completely gorgeous, I'd go for that first. Oh, but a CK ripple blsnket would be such a happy project, I'd go for that too...oh my! Take turns each day? Chrissie x

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    1. I bought another baby cashmerino today to add to the scarf yarns, but it is very pink, so I think that I will stick with the colours I showed above when I do make the scarf, but as you will see tomorrow Chrissie I am in the mode for something else right now! I used to be decisive, now I'm just not sure!! xx

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  12. You will be making scarfs like my wife does next

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    1. Just wait until you see tomorrow's post the Bill!

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  13. Love the look of the ripple and the colours of your yarn are so pretty. xx

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    1. The ripple is pretty isn't it Patricia. I like the idea of doing it in really bright cheery colours! xx

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  14. Very funny, I know I am no use in helping your decision but I am still visualising you doing some kind of elaborate latino dance called the ripple!

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    1. Oh no!! No, you would not want to see me dance, you would definately be laughing!! Your comment made me laugh though, so thank you! xx

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  15. I like the ripple in your plan very much!!! It is outstanding...and seriously you can not go wrong with any of your ideas because they all sound beautiful!! I am excited to see what you do! Hope your day is filled with sunshine!!! Nicole xoxo

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    1. It was raining again today Nicole :( but playing with my yarn was cheery and added some colour, so that is a good thing hey!!! I will let you know what I am making, when I decide what I am making!!!! Hope that your day was sunny too lovely friend!!!! xx

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  16. It can be so hard to choose. I love granny squares but I get tired of all the weaving-in after awhile, and ripples can be very relaxing. It's going to be a tough call, good luck! :)

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    1. One of the appeals of the ripple is all those ends that don't need weaving in I have to say Jennifer! We are on the same wavelength there - or ripple length! xx

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  17. Oh what a dilemma ! I say get as much yarn as you need to do everything ;-) I made a striped ripple blankie last year and it's so much fun to do - definitely go with ripples.
    Xx

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    1. Oh no Gilly, enciting me to buy more yarn!! The ripples are pulling me, but so is the CK granny idea...... I'm sure that I will end up doing both, it's just a matter of which one first! xx

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  18. Those are beautiful colours, Amy.

    I'm amazed by all you lovely, clever, crafty people.

    Leanne xx

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    1. Thank you lovely Leanne. You are very clever and good at all of the things you do, so just because you might not do crochet don't think that you aren't! Thanks for the vote of confidence though. xx

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  19. I love making ripple blankets - there's a soft, soothing rhythm to it once you get going. x

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    1. Yes, they do seem to have that effect Sara, much less stressful than the heart shape that I am trying to work out at the moment!! xx

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  20. Amy your yarns look scrumptious and I cannot wait to see what you do with them - the ripple looks real fun and whatever you do I know that it will be fabulous - just like you. Have a lovely weekend Amy, sending you big hugs
    Dorothy
    :-)xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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    1. Thank you lovely Dorothy, you are really so very kind and so lovely! You are fabulous too! xx

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  21. Oh I always have a ripple in the back of my mind, too! Yet to come to fruition, unfortunately. Lovely colours.

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    1. Perhaps one day Fiona! There just isn't enough time to do everything at once is there. I would rather have lots that I want to do though than nothing! xx

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  22. The more I see of crochet work, the more I think I should give it a try.

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    1. I think that you would really like it Tracey! You could give it a go with something small and see how you get on. xx

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  23. A very hard choice, but I say go with the ripple. I'm making one at the moment and I'm enjoying the rhythm of it so much.

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    1. These ripples do seem to have some sort of addictive properties to them!! Glad that you are enjoying yours Jo, I look forward to seeing it in due course. xx

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  24. Oh I am keen to do a ripple blanket too, it is on the list. I would go with the scarf first because it's definitely scarf wearing weather and that yarn you have for it looks gorgeous.
    Marianne xx

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    1. Not sure Marianne! I have done two scarves in a row now, so it will probably be a blanket of some sort! No doubt I will be showing you all - and I will no doubt have changed my mind and gone with the scarf!! xx

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  25. Hi Amy, It's a real quandary isn't it. Ideas are like buses you don't have any for a while and all of sudden six come at once. I'm finding I have the same problem but will explain next time I get a chance to blog. I have looked at Lucy's tutorial for ripple and I quite fancy having a go. Maybe I'll try a sample like you over the weekend and see how I get on. I also like her hexagon too. You see too many ideas and not enough time. Whatever you choose I'm sure it will be lovely.

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    1. I do really like the hexagon idea Mitizi too! It is nice to be able to have so many choices isn't it! Better too many ideas than none at all! xx

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  26. I think I bought some of those exact shades of DB cashmerino yesterday. I'm planning a cushion, and a cowl with any leftovers. I would love to have a go at a ripple blanket but never seem to pluck up the courage. Maybe I'll start with a ripple cowl, that would be very Missoni-looking! x

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    1. We have such good taste don't we Gillian - tee hee!!!! I am sure that you would be great at a ripple, your crochet - and all of your other work! - is so lovely. You would pick it up very quickly I would think. Sounds as though you have some other lovely projects on the go at the moment though! Looking forward to seeing them when in due course! xx

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