Okay, okay, so I like alliteration. Too much probably. It is rather silly, I know.
It is the excitement, you see. The fantastically fluttering feeling that I have when I get to show off my latest completed project, is creeping into my writing. Which is okay, I think. Silly, but okay.
Anyhow, to the task at hand, and without further ado, here she is in all her rippling goodness. Ripple. I started her back in October. You can read about that here. She was finished at the start of March. So Ripple will, of course, always remind me of the floods. Maybe she even kept me sane. We'll, not quite sane, but less crazy that I would otherwise be. She didn't even get wet. Strange that.
She is made out of Grannie scraps, is Ripple, only then I had to purchase a few balls of colour to stop her looking dully boring. Wabi sabi murky is good, but washed out leftover grey is not.
At 130cm wide by 195 cm long (just over 4' x 6') she is the perfect size for our bed, which is where she is living. You can find out details of the Noro wool I used here, and I used Lucy's pattern from here. Apart from that incredibly long foundation chain, she was quite easy, and rather therapeutic with all that ripply deliciousness. The first row almost brought me to tears though. I think I redid it three times before I managed to get it right. But you forget that agony. Eventually.
I'm currently working on a Grannie Stripe Cushion. Nice and small. I've had enough of rug sized projects for a while. Especially since Jemimah and I are halfway through a knitted blanket called Bennett. Bennett Blanket. I really like knitting, but it is so slow compared to crochet, and our project is so big. Fun, but slow. I'll show you these shortly.
But now, back to Ripple. Do tell me how wonderful she is. I am so modest, yes I am. But she is a ripper, isn't she?