I'd like to say I made great progress on the ripple blanket I showed last week, but it took me a while to get it figured out. I wasn't liking the pattern I started with and not finding one pattern that did what I wanted it to do, I looked over several and blended together things I liked. That said, there was a lot of crocheting and frogging before I hit upon the size of chevrons I liked and the number of chevrons that would give me approximately the size blanket I want to make.
And then once I got the chevrons down, I kept changing my mind about the slight contrast color being gray or black, and when I decided it should be gray I had to try two different shades of gray. Or was it three? All of this was kind of exhausting - and frankly, if my son hadn't asked for this and requested the colors (while giving me some discretion in choosing what I thought looked best), I might have just given up already. Or I would have made this a little more free-flowing than it's going to be. Anyway, the finally decided upon Dark Heather Gray doesn't show well at all in the picture below (it's between the blue and the white), but I think it works well in person.
Oh, and I almost forgot... I had to do the math (several times) to figure out how tall each color section should be - because I'm graduating the heights of the white sections while leaving the blue and gray sections the same - the end goal being a blanket that measures somewhere around 72 inches long.
While it will take me a while to finish this, hopefully it will be fairly smooth sailing from here on out.
BTW, Marsha asked me last week what color the blue is. It's Vanna's Choice in Colonial Blue - a brand of yarn that's gone out of production, if I understand correctly. Colonial Blue is a slightly muted royal blue - more muted than it appears in the picture above.
And then there were a few hours of stitching on my Linens & Threads cross stitch. But not enough that a photo does it justice, so I'm not posting one today. I'm just letting you know it got some love this past week. 😊
And I've got my Advent Project of Projects all bagged up and ready to begin:
I look forward to showing you next Sunday how much (or, I suppose, how little) I actually tackle of this.
I've already forgotten what's inside! Yay!
We're supposed to get snow this week,
and it looks like I'm ready to settle in and craft!