Thursday, 30 September 2010

Ripples


Thank you to all you lovely people who took the time to give me advice regarding the back of my granny square cushion,  As this is my first cushion I am going to keep it simple, so I have decided on a large granny square. I am just going to stitch  the two sides together and not bother with an opening this time,  the recipient will just have to keep it clean!!

I have also made a start on my next project, a ripple blanket, using some of the same colours from the cushion, as the blanket is going to the same person.


I've also had a go at another hat this week,  this was supposed to be another slouchy hat but I obviously went very wrong some where along the way, it's more like a beret.


As you can see, I have a new model this week, the lovely Isla-Rose, she wasn't to impressed with having the hat on, she was more interested in watching cbeebies.  Lucie was to busy to model today as she had football training and then a ballet class with only 15 minutes inbetween to get changed, clean off the mud, put on a leotard , hair in a bun and then I drive like a lunatic to get her there in time.
I always said I wasn't going to be one of those mums whose life was taken over with after school clubs, but I am afraid to say we only have Friday nights that are club free.


 


Anyway back to the hat, I love the pattern it's just the size that's not quite right, so I'll give it another go with a different hook and maybe a few more increases to see if that will make it more slouchy. You can find the pattern here.
The back of the hat looks like this...

Hopefully I will be able to show you my completed cushion on my next post. One last question has anybody else had any problems loading photos on to blogger????? Maybe it's my  laptop.
Speak soon xx

13 comments:

mother of purl said...

I adore the ripples and the hat is fabulous, even if it is not quite how you had planned it! x

Clara said...

The ripple looks great but I have to comment on your lovely model......she is gorgeous even though she doesn't realize it!

Jacquie said...

Love the ripple. Your hat is great, thanks for the link,I made a hat last winter but it's a bit small.May have to try this .
Jacquie x

Terrie said...

The ripple looks great - it also blends in with your blog colours rather well!

~Niki~ said...

love the ripple 'ghan. i've yet to try a ripple. :) maybe my next project! thanks for linkin up LH

Sarah.Crochet said...

I am happy to hear about your pillow! Love the blanket, I haven't done many myself (practically none) but I adore the ripple patterns. I love ripple blankets. Beautiful hat!

Just-Do said...

The Ripple is nice, but that hat is veeeeeeeeeeeeery nice! That little bow on it really does it. I wish I had a cute little model like you have. She's adorable.
As for after school clubs; I have had a couple of years too, that I was driving back and forth to get the boys wherever they needed to be. But luckily, now they are old enough to get there themselves. So I guess it's just kind of like a fase you have to get through. And I always had some yarn and a hook with me, so never a dull moment while waiting for them.
groetjes, Dorien

Lou @ Little Green Shed said...

Gorgeous blanket & Hat. I must really learn how to crochet as I love it! I am having problems loading photos.. since I've changed my template! x

sylviesgarden said...

I love your ripple and the hat is adorable! I also love your cushion from the previous post, can't wait to see it finished.
Hope you have a good weekend.
x

Sarah said...

Love the colours on your ripple! and what a sweet little model!
x

gill said...

I so want to try a ripple! Can you suggest an east pattern????
Gill
PS Your model is so cute!!!!

Vera said...

love the ripples and the hat!!

O. said...

those colors you picked out for the ripples are just amazing