Saturday, June 30, 2012

Stylin' Ripple Ta Dah!

Hello everyone,
 I finally bordered the Stylin' Ripple. I finished the body of the blanket about a month ago and couldn't decide what kind of border I wanted. I have to admit that I was also distracted by several other projects and the fact that we are moving. Carole is back with One-A-Day and that has gotten me focused again. I love that group. Here is the big reveal.
There is something seriously wrong with my camera and I will contact Kodak later. I have only had it 6 months. There are strange lines running through the photos. I hope everyone can see past that. Back to the blanket. I ended up going with a simple border. SC around on the first row. On the outer edge I did SC on the sides.
I used SC for the top and bottom with picot stitches on the peaks.
This blanket was made with Stylecraft yarn. I got the yarn at the end of November and waited months for just the perfect blanket. I am proud of this blanket. I came up with the design and pattern on my own. I went back and forth on color placement and ended up only using some of the colors from the Attic24 pack that Deramores offers. I had to order more yarn to match the colors for the second half. I now have a huge stash of Stylecraft in greens and yellows and some blues. Don't worry I will come up with something for that. I was also really happy and surprised that the pillow I made for the family room in our new home, matches the blanket very nicely.
That pillow is 3' by 4'. You can imagine how big the blanket is. Our couch is over 7 ' long. I think the blanket is about 6 1/2' long and over 5' wide. My tape measures are all packed.  We are starting our move tomorrow and our computers and televisions will all be shut down for a couple of days. Cable is coming on Tuesday to hook us back up. I don't think I will be posting for the rest of the week. Maybe Wednesday. Last time they hooked us up they came for the appointment and had to come back at a later time with different equipment. Hopefully we will be back online by Tuesday night, but you can't count on the cable companies. I hope everyone has a great week. I am super excited to get moved and will post photos as soon as we get a little settled in. I have made progress on my Granny Love blanket too, I will save that for when I am able to do another Tuesday's Tallies post. Talk to everyone soon. :)

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    1. Thank you! I am going to check out your blog now.

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  2. Your hook must be smokin! I love your blanket :) x

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    1. Thank you, I can't wait to see the yarn you are spinning.

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  3. beautiful! Hope all goes smoothly with your house move!

    Helenxx

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    1. I am taking a little break right now. We should make our first haul tonight. It is too hot to do much outside at the moment. The heat wave we are having is intense. I am excited to get the move started though.

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  4. Gorgeous.. congrats on such a great finished blanket! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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    1. Thank you, it was actually a lot of fun to make. I lost track of how many rows I ripped back every time I changed my mind about a color. It is done now though. Yay!

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  5. The blanket looks awesome. Hope the weather is kind to you for your big move. How exciting for you. I am also keen to get back to the one a day projects. I am thinking now I would like to make a blanket using odd granny squares. Too projects are looking appealing right now and I don't have the time for them. LOL

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    1. It is around 95F/38C. Ugh! Oh well, in this part of the country we have either really cold winters or really hot summers. I just spent the last 3 hours cleaning the new house. We are taking stuff over as soon as I cool off. Talk to you soon. :)

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  6. Wow, your blanket looks fab, it's huge, lovely to snuggle under. Good luck with the house move, look forward to seeing the photo's. Deb xxx

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    1. Thanks Deb. I will definitely take photos.

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    1. Thanks, I had lots of fun making this one. :)

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