Friday, 17 December 2010

Granny ripple.

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.


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

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

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

  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!

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

  6. Pati from London3 January 2011 at 20:25

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

  7. Pati from London3 January 2011 at 20:26

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

  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.
    Sydney, Australia

  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.

  10. I would love to make the granny ripple, is there a pattern to follow?

  11. agree with

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


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