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Coast Ripple Blanket #5

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The Ripple blanket has come back out to play after last being worked on about four years ago. This is what it looked like when I put it away to do some shinier, newer projects.

Ripple-07 And this is what it looks like now.  I haven’t got much done, only 9 rows but I’d forgotten just how lovely and soft the Stylecraft DK is to work with. As it’s a simple pattern, I can do this while watching TV so I’m hoping to get it done fairly soon, and then I may do a smaller project or two, or I may carry on with Arizona and get that finished.

Last week I spent some time tidying and adding my yarn to Ravelry. I do have rather a lot, and my yarn boxes and drawers are full. Very full. I decided that I really needed to use a lot of it up before buying any more. So, no more trips to Aldi when the craft stuff is in, and definitely no more projects being started until the existing WIPs are complete.

Guess how long that resolve lasted? Right up until we went into Aldi for grocery shopping and found yarn there. Ok, so I only bought three packs, but one of them was such a good match to my winter coat, that I made a scarf in it. It’s a lovely squishy, chunky yarn and I decided to use Waffle stitch to make a textured scarf that’d be fairly stiff. The yarn is So Crafty Knit & Purl baby yarn and there were 4 100g balls in the pack. Just the right amount to make a scarf that can be worn like this. It’s incredibly warm, soft and snuggly so will be perfect for next winter.

A close up of the waffle stitch. The yarn was lovely to work with. I’d describe it as a chenille. No splitting and it flowed off the hook. It’d be great for making something like a loose cardi or jacket, instead of living in fleeces all the time.

Hopefully I’ll get back to the ripple now and have some decent progress to show soon.

Author: Carole

The books I read, the things I make, the places I go.

8 thoughts on “Coast Ripple Blanket #5

  1. It is nice to see an old project out to play, isn’t it? Your Coast blanket is looking so beautiful. All the colors of the beach. I remember your start on this one. Your scarf is so pretty. It will definitely keep you warm on cold days. I don’t think I have ever tried the waffle stitch before. Love the look of it.

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  2. Well done, it’s always really nice to come back to old projects and reremember why you like them!

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  3. That was a match made in heaven, then! But I hope you do get serious about you Coast Ripple, it is so lovely!

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  4. good idea to pick up the ripple blanket again . . . will take your mind off other things

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