Friday, 24 February 2012

It's half-way finished!

I said I'd be back later this week to show you where I'm at with the ripply crochet...and here I am.

I started my ripple blanket two months ago on the 24th December, and as of today I am two and a half rows past the midway point. I am so happy. It IS going to be finished in time for winter! In fact, it is going to be finished in time for autumn...and since summer has pretty much not existed, it has been lovely to have it over my legs while crocheting in front of the telly in the evening. I've heard lots of shows of late (I have to look at what I am doing while crocheting...I am a long way off being able to crochet without looking at my work), but I have missed most of the pictures...I end up not really knowing what is going on, but it is still usually at least a little entertaining ;-).

Thumper kindly offered to act as something like a scale...but he had ulterior motives, the little tinker!!

He has wanted to sink his brand new, pearly whites into my bamboo crochet hook ever since I started, and finally he got his chance! Also note the approximately 15 stitches he pulled out at photo left...but that's the beauty of easy if you lose stitches, there is no downward propagation effect, no major 'picking up stitches' effort just keep going.

...and here is the little mauler, putting his beautiful chompers on display for you...
...tell you what, we've had some serious angst over those eruptions. Can't wait till they're all done!

Hope you have a great weekend,


Paula said...

OMG!! Look at the length of your blankie and the size of Thumper! How did he grow so big so fast?!! Both your blankie and baby are beautiful Sam! I have been crocheting for years and STILL watch what I am doing, if that makes you feel any better. I have "heard" a lot of programmes in my time too *wink*

Ange Kelly said...

This looks so amazing Sam! and I love your little helper too LOL!

Diane Barnes said...

both Thumper & your blanky are coming along beautifully Sam. Just beautiful!