I have finally started my moorland ripple blanket, this is the blanket I learnt how to crochet for, so the pressure is on!! I first saw the Coast Ripple by Attic 24 last year, I loved the rippling pattern and the soothing colours, but I fancied a ripple blanket in moorland colours, heathery shades. I put together a collection of about a dozen colours whilst I was at Yarndale last year.
I did a practice ripple blanket after Christmas using up some spare wool, it was really useful to get the hang of the pattern on something I really wasn’t that bothered about, though it did mean it was harder to keep my enthusiasm going!
I started on my moorland ripple about two weeks ago and after a couple of long sessions, I now have enough to show you! The pattern is free over on Attic 24, it’s really well written with lots of photos, a big help for beginners like me. If you fancy doing the Coast Ripple, she sells packs of the wool required, my mum has just made one and the wool is lovely.
I’m finding it really interesting playing with the colours, which ones work together and which ones need something else in between, I’ve twice started a colour and then after a few inches undone it as it just isn’t sitting right. With another colour in between it then works fine. That’s what I like about crochet, it’s so easy to undo!!
My main problem with crochet is this one, a big hairy blond one called Rosie! Despite brushing and vacuuming her (with a Dyson attachment) her hair collects like tumbleweed around the house! I keep finding I’m knitting Rosie hairs in with the heathery colours, not a good look! I’m having a little rest from crochet for a week or so as I think 3 hours crochet was a bit much for my wrist, it’s complaining now and I don’t want to push it. I’ll show you again when I get a good amount done 🙂