Sunday, 15 September 2013

Handmade Monday: Ripple Blanket

Happy Handmade Monday to you all.  Grab a cup of tea and have a wee peek at the lovely crafts that have been happening this weekend over at Handmade Harbour.


I've had a lovely, restful weekend and actually feel like I'm raring to begin another working week. This is an absolute first for me - maybe it's to do with the vintage dress I have lined up to wear tomorrow!

I've started a huge ripple blanket this weekend - I'm not sure whether this is a good idea or not as it's by far the biggest project I've ever tackled.  No doubt you'll hear more about this over the coming months as I hook my way through this baby.


Having started such a huge project, I decided also that it was about time to make a start on a more portable hand-bag sized crochet project.  I'm hoping to keep this going on my way to and from work this week.

I am more than a little bit excited to be joining Cath Fearn's army of crocheters, who are offering their services to make poppies for her to sell in aid of the Royal British Legion.

You too can be involved.  All the information you need is on Cath's Facebook page, or you can contact her on Twitter.

You can buy the poppies from her Ebay store here.

Do you like having a portable project in your handbag?


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15 comments:

  1. Oh yes I always have a project that I can carry with me - the car, the park..... I love being busy. Your ripple blanket will be the perfect project to complete as the days get cooler as you will be able to sit underneath it as you work. I hope this week is as enjoyable as you are hoping...

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  2. A big project, that needs finishing quick it's cold! So glad to hear about the Poppy project. RBL do a great job, I'm a member of a Womens branch. Next year we have hired the village hall and are going to hold a craft fair to raise funds. Wish you a successful fundraiser xx

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  3. I think we should all come round for tea and cake next Monday - it looks very tasty. I've always got 4 or 5 projects on the go, I am so easily distracted by shiny things that I get little bursts of enthusiasm for each project. Mind you, I also have 3 or 4 books on the go too (a couple of old favourites and a new one at the moment)

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  4. Good luck with your first big project! I m working my way up in size on projects i think! As I spend most of my time at work I always make sure I have little sections of portable crochetcan do in my lunchtime :-)

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  5. I'm sure your ripple afghan will turn out beautiful. This ripple pattern was my grandma's favorite crochet pattern and it's still popular today. I wish you a wonderful week.

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  6. I love the ripple pattern so hope you have fun crocheting it. looking forward to seeing it develop...

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  7. what a great project:) I am ashamed to say I don't have a project for my pocket - but definitely have far too many around the house!

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  8. You'll have to share a picture of your dress that has so enthused about work :-)
    What colours are you doing your blanket in?
    I hope you manage to do your poppies on the way to and from work.

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  9. Lovely project and what a great idea having something that you can keep in your pocket for on the move.

    Best of luck with the poppies. It's a great charity to be involved with xx

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  10. I have lots of little projects on the go, but I always take a book with me if I think I'm going to have a few minutes to "do" something! Look forward to seeing your ripple blanket as it develops x

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  11. Perfect project for this time of year. Are you using lots of different colours? Just popped over to have a look at the poppies. What a lovely idea, hope you raise lots of money.

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  12. I've made a couple of ripple blankets, and they are a daunting project, but fun to make and the end result is awesome! :) Have fun! ~Stephanie

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  13. I have never made a ripple blanket, it's tempting though! I'm sure yours will be gorgeous when it is finished. Great idea about the poppies, thank you for that.
    Marianne x

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  14. I'm not a crocheter, I usually have a small sketchbook with me and a bit of a pencil stub

    Jan x

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  15. The ripple blanket sounds awesome! Can't wait to see it take shape! Hats aren't that portable so I always have a handbag sized pickupputdown project too, usually crochet based (much more bag friendly than knitting needles!) I'm just not good at sitting with idle hands!

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