Friday, 17 December 2010

Granny ripple.

Hello!
8 more sleeps to go,
8 more sleeps till Christmas,
8 more sleeps till the big fat fellow, comes down your chimney, and leaves you presents, and drinks your beer,
8 more sleeps till Christmas.

Every morning at 7:30 this song plays ( obviously with a different number!!)
It is now firmly stuck in my head, on a continuous loop! Grrrrrrrr!

Well on to other things.
We had a power cut the other evening.
Apart from being cold, it was quite a lot of fun.
Having to use the hob to make tea and hot chocolate.
J had never experienced a power cut before. Lucky boy!
We played cards, told stories of how things have changed since P and I were kids.
It was nice to have the time together.

I've been learning how to work the granny ripple pattern.
A couple of frustrating false starts!


Starting to get the hang of it.

Next it was time to take the plunge, and do it for real.
Yay it worked!


It's a little bit smaller than our bed, so by the time I add the border, it should fit.The pattern is a mixture of 2 other patterns I found. I will try write up a pattern with photos, but I'm not sure how long it will take. The pattern isn't hard, just a bit fiddly at the beginning, but once you're past that it flows beautifully.

Till next time.
xxx

13 comments:

  1. Lovely! Not the power cut of course! The zigzag. I am yet to try one of these. x

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  2. Well done! Your granny ripple looks lovely, I look forward to seeing more of it :)

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  3. A granny ripple is the 1st project I want to try in the new year! Your's is coming along beautifully :-)

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  4. Power outages can be so much fun cant they? Flash lights and candles. Like camping out!

    I love the granny ripple pattern. Yours looks wonderful already!

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  5. I have never done the granny ripple pattern either but I would love to try yours. It is so pretty. Merry Christmas!

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  6. Pati from London3 January 2011 20:25

    That is lovely, Hayley!! Look forward to seeing your ta-dah!! Happy new year to you! x Pati from London

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  7. Pati from London3 January 2011 20:26

    Great that I can comment on your blog now! x Pati

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  8. Did you end up writing a pattern? I love ripply blankets and your granny ripple is just perfect!!
    Hope you have, cos I'd love the pattern.
    Dee
    Sydney, Australia
    xxx

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  9. Love the granny ripple. Came across this on Pinterest. What a treat. I just started (6 rows) of a ripple but now I see this granny ripple and OH MY should I just start over? Hmmm… What's a girl to do! Thank you for sharing. Pure delight. Nice to meet you. Great blog. *karendianne.

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  10. tammy vancleave3 February 2012 04:09

    I would love to make the granny ripple, is there a pattern to follow? tammyk62@hotmail.com

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  11. agree with Tammy---gakernil@hotmail.com

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  12. I would like to know where to get pattern, please

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Hugs to you all.
xxx