Wool on Sundays – 114 (whispers wake, shudders play, ripples grow)


Ripples grow…

Welcome to Wool on Sundays, which I have decided, on this very noisy day in the UK, to keep as a quiet, calm place to reflect as usual on endeavours in the world of wool and yarn. And thank you very much to everyone who visited last week.

I’m not sure if I mentioned it before but my ripple blanket began when my mother gave me some money for my birthday and I used it to buy rather a lot of wool. I think I did mention that I was in want of a portable project to take to York. The wool is, stripe by stripe, coming to an end.


And it has grown from being a perfect portable project to a heavy, unwieldy mass, which pulls and struggles against me as I try to crochet. Had it been Winter, I may well have appreciated snuggling under it on the sofa to work but, despite some very torrential and thundery rain storms the temperature has fluctuated only between oppressively warm and humid and outright heatwave. The best solution I have found is to balance it on the ironing board and sit in front of it on a chair, turning the whole thing over at the end of each row.


I will be very glad when it’s finished! I’m now within a hair’s breadth of being able to literally do this in my sleep, which I suppose is a skill of a sort but I will be happier to sleep under it!

Have you had time for any yarn making this week?

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7 thoughts on “Wool on Sundays – 114 (whispers wake, shudders play, ripples grow)

  1. Carol

    Oh I can sympathize with you stitching this blanket in the heat. I experience the same issues with my Temperature Afghan, though my air conditioning is usually on when I am working on it. I keep mine in a laundry basket when I am not working on it. Definitely not a take along project!

    Stay cool
    xx, Carol


  2. Sandra :)

    It looks beautiful perched on the ironing board, but I can imagine how unwieldly it’s getting! I think I would be tempted to wait for cooler temps before continuing to work on it – I’d likely get annoyed at the heat and start making silly mistakes :D


  3. soma @ whimsandfancies.com

    I like your approach to the noisy day in UK. The Ripple looks beautiful! Love how it is fanned out on the ironing table. Now I wonder unconsciously if it is because of the heat that lately I have been avoiding working on any large quilt :)



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