The end is now is sight for Eleanor's Ripple Blanket. The main body of the blanket is now finished and all the ends have been sewn in. Actually, I sew the ends in as I go, I would hate to have so many to do all together at the end. Here it is, waiting in my basket for the edging to be added.
The first row of side edging will be pomegranate to match the first and last rows of the blanket but I'm unsure as yet what other colours I shall edge it in. I think three or four rounds should do it so I won't need to use all six colours.
The edging is my worst bit of blanket making but I wouldn't leave a blanket without an edge as I think it needs one to finish it off. It can look a bit messy without.
Eleanor's looking forward to getting her hands on her blanket. It will be finished at just the right time now that the cooler weather is here.
I'd just like to thank everyone who left a comment on my last post. All your good wishes must have worked as my mum was allowed home from hospital yesterday. She's got an appointment at the Warfarin Clinic this morning and an out-patient appointment at the hospital in a fortnight. Her arm and side are still black and blue and she's still in some pain, but I'm sure she'll feel better just being in her own home. I shall pop round and make a fuss of her this afternoon.
Glad your Mum is back home and hope they can sort out the problem for her. Send our love and huggles to her although she doesn't know us. Eleanor's blanket is looking great and I also sew my ends in as I go. I did an edging for hubby's ripple, but haven't done one on mine as I've not been able to make up my mind as to what colour to use. Must get it done. Take care.ReplyDelete
I think making decisions about the colours to use is the hardest bit. I'll probably let Eleanor choose which colours she wants me to crochet the border in and then the decision isn't left up to me.Delete
Eleanor's blanket is going to be beautiful no wonder she can't wait to get her hands on it. I have got the job of putting all the squares together and sewing in the ends to do this week ready for my friends big birthday in two weeks. If I didn't have to work I'd have loads of time as it is I do and I am start to get a little panicky that I will be finishing it off in the hotel when I get there.ReplyDelete
I quite enjoy crocheting squares together but I hate the sewing in of ends. I'm sure you'll meet your deadline, it helps you to focus when you know you've got to have it done by a certain time.Delete
I've been thinking about your mum, Jo. I'm so glad she's home. She'll be so much happier there, I'm sure.ReplyDelete
Eleanor's blanket is gorgeous. Well done! :o)
Thank you. I've spoken to my mum on the phone this morning and she's so pleased to be home but already wanting to do things for herself. I've given her strict instructions that she hasn't got to lift a finger, I'll be there to do it all for her, and my dad's brilliant, he'll wait on her hand and foot.Delete
That's good news your mum has been able to go home, Jo. I'm sure she'll be more comfortable there. The blanket is looking good, what yarn have you used?ReplyDelete
My mum's very pleased to be home, I think you always feel better in your own house. I've used Stylecraft Special DK for Eleanor's blanket, it's my favourite acrylic yarn.Delete
beautiful colours in the ripple blanket....are you going to do rounds of dc?ReplyDelete
Glad your mum is now home.
There's such a good range of colours in Stylecraft Special DK. I'm starting off with trables down the side and I'm going to even up the ends so that they're straight, then probably dc.Delete
Hi Jo, I'm just catching up on your posts. I'm sorry your mother has been having a hard time with health issues. I'm really glad to hear she's doing better now. It must have been worrisome. The blanket is looking beautiful. I really love the colors and I notice that from far away they sort of blend to look totally different, which is really interesting. I am sure Eleanor will treasure her blanket!ReplyDelete
It's been a real worry with my mum, and still is really as she's not right yet, but it's good to have her home. I think the colours of the blanket do look different from a distance and the ripple pattern really does make the blanket look rippled.Delete
That looks good. I'm sure Eleanor will be well pleased with it. Good to see that you mum is on the mend. Flighty xxReplyDelete
I've been working on this blanket for some time now so Eleanor's eager to have it, I'm sure she'll be pleased with it. My mum seems much brighter in herself now that she's home.Delete
So glad it's good news about your Mum, give her a hug from me and hope that she continues to improve so she can enjoy her big day, always nicer to be in your own surroundings. Love the colours of the blanket and I do agree with you, it does look nicer when the edges are finished off xcxReplyDelete
My mum's not one for big celebrations really but I think an eightieth birthday is definitely something worth celebrating. I'm hoping that she improves in the next couple of weeks, though we've been told that it could be some time before her arm's back to normal. I'm hoping that I'll have a bit more time to work on the ripple border now that I'm not hospital visiting on an evening.Delete
Glad to hear your mum is feeling well enough to come home, it's always a worry, and fuss over her like mad.ReplyDelete
Your ripple blanket is beautiful xxx
I'm so pleased that they've allowed my mum home, she seems much brighter already, though her arm is still very painful and she's still black and blue. I think she'll recover quicker in her own home though.Delete
Looks gorgeous. It's always good to finish a big project. I'm not surprised she can't wait to get her hands on it! Glad to hear your Mum is getting sorted xReplyDelete
I'm quite sad when I come to the end of a project, especially one which I've enjoyed making so much like this one. Still, it means that I can start something new so it isn't all bad.Delete
So pleased to hear about your mum. Hope the bruising goes down soon. The blanket looks fantastic as will 'the edge'.ReplyDelete
I think it's going to take some time for the bruising to disappear. Apparently, warfarin slows down the healing process so it looks as though she could have the bruising for quite a while yet.Delete
I am glad your mum is better. Your blanket is beautiful, I like the colours. I am not a big fan of crocheting borders either, the rounds are just too long. xReplyDelete
Eleanor chose the colours for her blanket herself, I think they work very well together. I've started the border now but as you say, the rounds are very long, so it may take me a while to get it finished.Delete
Gorgeous colours in your blanket, I like to sew ends in as I go too, its not a job I particularly like doing.ReplyDelete
Good to hear your Mum is home, I hope she make a quick recovery, bless her xx
I hate sewing ends in so I make sure that I do them as I go along, it doesn't seem quite so bad then. My mum's pleased to be home, though she's still in a lot of pain so I don't think her recovery is going to be quick.Delete
Glad to hear your mum is out of hospital. Your blanket looks gorgeous and I'm sure it will be well loved and used.ReplyDelete
I think it will be very well used, Eleanor's been waiting a long time for this blanket and she can't wait until it's finished.Delete
I'm just catching up here - so sorry to read about your mum, but happy to hear she's getting help with it and hope she's back to full strength soon. I LOVE your ripple blankie, the colours are just fab. I'm in the midst of one at the moment too, and keep thinking I really must sew in the ends as I go along, but so far it's just been a thought! Agree about a border, it does just finish it off nicely. Have a happy weekend xxReplyDelete
Thank you. I think my mum's feeling better just being back in her own home, though I think it's going to take some time until she's her old self again. I have to admit that I wouldn't have chosen these colours myself, they were Eleanor's choice, but I think they've turned out really well. On to the border now, I don't think it will take too long to finish.Delete
Give your Mum a hug from me and I'm glad she's feeling better!ReplyDelete
Eleanor will love her blanket. I think the colours are gorgeous. I think I need to start a new ripple blanket soon. The granny squares are getting. ... boring.... *gulp*
I've enjoyed making this ripple right the way through the process, I'll be sad in one way when it's finished, but of course, there's lots of other projects planned so it will allow me to get on with something else.Delete
You've posted this to tease me Jo havent you?!! I'm busy finishing off baby knits at the moment and yesterday I started the lap quilt Susan so kindly brought for me to do. I dont know where my time goes these days. I really would love to do a nice ripple blanket but there is no point me starting it just yet. This is just beautiful and I'm not convinced that its easy to do!! I will definitely need a few lessons when I start mine!! I hope you are okay and as soon as I get some free time it would be lovely to meet up with you again. Take care, love AnneReplyDelete
Ha ha, now would I do that? I think it's like anything, easy if you know how, but it's easy to get the hang of so there'll be no stopping you once you get going. I would love to meet up again, this time I'll bring my crochet hook with me.Delete
So glad your Mum has been able to go home. Its better being in your own surroundings. Your blanket looks great, I have just finished my Dads, hurray! Its a good feeling when you get them finished! Blankets are so nice to make for someone. :)ReplyDelete
My mum's happy to be home, I don't think she got any sleep in hospital, she was in a room on her own with air vents blowing cold all night and the nurses couldn't do anything to alter them, and there was a poor lady on the ward who did nothing but scream, not conducive to a good night's sleep. I'll be glad when I finish the edging of the blanket, it's not my favourite part of blanket making so I keep putting it off.Delete
I'm sure the blanket is going to be used for much snuggling now that we've hit 1st Nov those colder winter evenings will be arriving and extra layers will be required and who wouldn't want to have such a fabulous blanket for company. Eleanor is very lucky!ReplyDelete
I've just got one round of the border left to complete and then it's done. It will be finished at just the right time, as you say, the colder evenings will soon be here.Delete