If you read my Weekly Digest, you know I returned from my Craftsy shoot last weekend sick. Sick as a dog. Sick like we usually only get sick when we're kids. Antibiotics sick.
So it seemed like as good a time as any to gather together all the larger bits of scrap yarn and odd balls I've had hanging around, and start a new ripple blanket.
I made my first ripple blanket back in 2007, over several months that happened also to involve an ectopic pregnancy, eventual surgery, and health-related calamities from a variety of other family members. That ripple blanket was like my therapy. That and several seasons of binge-watched Buffy.
This new ripple started with strep throat, but I'm hoping the rest of the blanket will be made in relatively good, healthy times.
I'm using a variety of worsted weight yarns, a 5.5mm hook, and the same pattern I teach in my Next Steps in Crochet class (there are seven double crochets between increases and decreases, if you're into knowing those kinds of details). I'm making the blanket roughly twin size, thinking my son might use it on his bed, and it'll be good for sleepovers and camping trips.
The only thing is, I'm not entirely convinced I have enough yarn to finish it. Only time will tell...
Here's the project on Ravelry. Follow along!