Making Things: Blue Waves Blanket


I have had my eye on the Neat Ripple Blanket by Lucy at Attic 24 for some time now. I always have a lot of projects going, though, so I was putting it off until I had a few things finished.

Last month, I was making good progress on my Christmas projects, and I decided this would be the perfect pattern for a blanket for one of my giftees. It is so much fun to do, too! I would pick this up in the evening, thinking I would just do a few rows, and find myself unable to stop stitching. It came together really quickly, too–I finished it in under 4 weeks, even though I was working on other projects at the same time (I simply cannot work on only one project at a time!).

Blue waves

Blue waves 2

I am particularly pleased at how squared off the folded blanket is–I am not always that consistent with my stitches. I often start out a bit too loose, and the first few rows are a bit wider than the rest of the blanket. I knew I could improve, though, because the rest of my blankets are usually fairly consistent after those first few loose rows. I guess all the blankets I have been making lately are actually paying off in increased skill, :).

Ravelled here.

15 responses »

    • I am just obsessive, lol. I carry a bag with me everywhere, and most of the time I pull it out when I sit down. Not at work usually, but at restaurants, friends’ houses, kids events, all that. Thank you for the compliment!

    • I actually have more than a touch of ADD, but I find that crocheting repetitive patterns helps me there. If I need to listen to something, for instance, it takes just enough of my attention that my mind doesn’t wander or I don’t start doing something else entirely, but it leaves enough of my attention for whatever I am listening to. I used to do training calls at work and multi-task through the whole presentation, which of course means I got nothing out of the training. Now I crochet and actually listen!

      • Hi Susan, I can relate. I like to do the repetitive projects too. I just get side tracked sometimes with the bigger projects and want to see quicker results. But those bigger projects are patient. Just waiting for me to come back to them. 🙂

    • Thank you! I love making things, and I like to have my hands busy, so I get a lot done that way. I find crocheting very relaxing, too, and my kids even notice–when I am having a crabby day, sometimes my daughter will diplomatically ask me if I wouldn’t like to do a bit of crocheting, lol.

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