Thursday, August 06, 2009

Scrappy Cotton Ripples

Hi, sorry... been on a blogcation I guess. Maybe it's the summer weather but there's not been much knitting going on. And not much blog posting, or browsing for that matter.

I have been dabbling in some crochet occasionally. Inspired by all the lovely crochet goodness I've seen out in blogland this last year or so. I had a bowl full of scrap cotton yarn and figured it would be fun to try my hand at a ripple pattern blanket. Mixing the different cotton yarns and colours, and adding a white in between to help tie it all together. I used one of the patterns in Erika Knight's Simple Crochet book to get me started.


Truth be told, I didn't have high hopes for this project - it was just relaxing to work on, and made me happy to know that random scrappy bits of yarn were being put to good use. But I'm quite pleased with the end result. Not quite gift quality though, which is a shame as a few friends are having babies this year. But I'm sure I'll find a use for it...


Hope you are having a good summer,
Sam

10 comments:

StarSpry said...

Your blanket turned out great, Sam! I'm sure you'll find a very good use for it :) I love the little monster guy, too!

Anonymous said...

Back up and running at last! I have missed the updates. I'm sure you will make good use of this blanket if your dogs dont get to it first & I like your green monster too. xxx

Bea said...

Very very cute! The blanket looks like it was meant to go with the cute green monster too.

Michelle said...

That turned out great! I love that it's all scraps.

theknittingcowgirl said...

It's so nice to have you back in "blogland" Sam!

I think your quilt has all the colors of the rainbow: very beatiful!!!

WandaWoman said...

I love how your afghan turned out. I think it's gift quality, but I'm sure you will find a use for it too. :-)

Emma said...

Good to see you back!

The blanket looks wonderful. I like that it helped clear out scraps of yarn too.

Rima said...

It is a stunner all around!

Oiyi said...

What do you mean it's not Gift quality? It looks great! And what a great way to use up the odds and bits.

tiennie said...

The blanket is just beautiful!