Wool on Sundays – 117 (Ripple Blanket Tadah!)

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Rainbow Hare Ripple Blanket

Welcome to Wool on Sundays and thank you to everyone who has been kind enough to leave such encouraging words whilst my Ripple Blanket has been in progress :)

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It’s finally finished and photographed!

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Rainbow Hare Ripple Blanket

Whilst I was making it, I intended to have the stripes running widthways across the bed. The foot of the bed (below) precludes having blankets hanging over the end and I thought it was unnecessary to have it reaching higher than the pillows but when I eventually came to try it on the bed I found it touched the floor on each side so it is actually bigger than required. Having come so far, though, frogging was not an option so lengthwise it is!

The blanket is made from machine washable wool. I used Drops Karisma with the exception of the bright yellow, bright green, aqua and the darkest pink, which I added to get a more cheerful colour balance and a 4mm crochet hook. It has turned out to be quite heavy and thick and I’m confident it will be very warm and long lasting.

I used the Attic 24 Ripple Blanket Pattern/Tute, which is very clear and easy to follow and I would recommend it even if you are a crochet beginner.

Because it’s so big, it was hard to take good photos but, hopefully, these give an impression. I’m very happy to say it’s nicer in real life.

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Rainbow Hare Ripple Blanket

Have you had time for any yarn making this week?

If so, I’d love you to link up. The rules, as usual, are: 1). Posts must include some content – makes or musings or photos – related to knitting, crochet, felting, spinning or yarn. 2). Projects sewn from felt or wool fabric or stitchery using wool are also welcome but please don’t link posts that are exclusively about sewing, quilting and fabrics. 3). Posts don’t have to be from the past week but please put a link to WOOL ON SUNDAYS or grab the button from my sidebar and include it in or at the bottom of any posts you link up. 4). MOST IMPORTANT visit anyone else who links. 

Janine @ Rainbow Hare

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Wool on Sundays – 116 (a portable project…)

 

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I’m sorry I didn’t manage to put up a Wool on Sundays post last week. We went away for my daughter’s graduation (you can see some photos in my (Summer in Colour post) and I somehow managed to delete my post.

Of course, I needed a portable project! After some hurried googling and pinteresting I decided on some ‘Rustic Lace’ blocks. My main inspiration was the picture you can see here but if you search for ‘Rustic Lace Crochet’ you will find a huge variety of these blocks and lots of patterns and charts. It seems no one knows who first created the block but I can understand why it’s so popular. I’m using up scraps from my last ‘portable project’ – the no longer very portable Ripple Blanket.

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And, lest you should think I’m starting something new without finishing that (we won’t mention some other WIPs!), here are a couple of photos of the finished Ripple!

I finished it before we went away but it was so dark and rainy I couldn’t take any photos that didn’t look really grim. Tomorrow, we are are going away again for four days and I have much to do so I I’ll aim for a proper Tada post next week :)

Have you had time for any yarn making this week?

If so, I’d love you to link up. The rules, as usual, are: 1). Posts must include some content – makes or musings or photos – related to knitting, crochet, felting, spinning or yarn. 2). Projects sewn from felt or wool fabric or stitchery using wool are also welcome but please don’t link posts that are exclusively about sewing, quilting and fabrics. 3). Posts don’t have to be from the past week but please put a link to WOOL ON SUNDAYS or grab the button from my sidebar and include it in or at the bottom of any posts you link up. 4). MOST IMPORTANT visit anyone else who links. 

Janine @ Rainbow Hare

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Summer in colour

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I am not very good at ‘wandering camera’. In June my Son came to stay with his fiancee, her sister and her sister’s husband. They set off on a walk with Poppy to our nearest village, which is a couple of miles away, and ten minutes later the skies opened in a torrential downpour so I rescued them by car and drove them the rest of the way. I stayed in the car with Poppy whilst they went to look around the church. As usual, I was without my camera so I (lazily) took some photos (above and below) from inside the car with my phone. I love the way the one above came out. It reminds me of a watercolour painting. Unfortunately the ones below just look like phone photos taken from inside a car…

On a sunny day I took a garden picture because I think it will be interesting to look back through a year of Wandering Camera and see the seasons changing month by month.

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It’s hydrangea time!

And then I took my camera to Hull for my daughter’s graduation but, foolishly, left it in the hotel. Luckily, I managed to get some nice photos with my husband’s phone. You can see her below with her twin brother and with her friend. Congratulations Dr. Abigail! :)

Finally, I took quite a lot of progress photos of my crochet ripple blanket. I finished it over a week ago but I was not home during a sunny enough time to take any pictures. I will give it its own tada post with stats etc but here are some shots of the finished blanket.

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Where has your camera wandered in the last month?

I am linking this post with Soma at Whims and Fancies for her July Wandering Camera Linky Party.

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If you haven’t linked up already, please visit Soma to see lots of wonderful pictures and some useful photography tips :)

Janine @ Rainbow Hare