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Ripple Blanket

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This is one of the things that has been distracting me lately.  I mentioned last week that I've been stalking baby-blogs and happily creating "lists" of things to make and create for my little July-Bean.  After seeing these beautiful ripple blankets here, here and here I decided that I would make one too.  Actually I think I imagined a beautiful scene with a finished blanket and a happy baby playing on it with the sun shining down on us, perhaps in a park somewhere with a picnic and a Mr Darcy-esque figure in the background riding on his Pony.  Umm, yes, I may have got ahead of myself... and it remains to be seen whether finishing this blanket will instantly transport me into the zen Pride and Prejudice life that I imagine for myself, but Pride and Prejudice or not I am determined to finish it.  

It's probably worth pointing out that while I may knit, I don't really crochet and I re-started this four times before finally working out the pattern.  Currently I'm finishing a row every few nights - yep, it's very slow going but it's keeping me amused and away from the internet's Pregnancy-forums.  I accidentally discovered the forums last week and they are a place you only want to go if you feel like committing pregnancy-suicide and dooming yourself to a week of stress, nausea and panic that your baby-bean will be delivered with two heads, five feet and a purple nose because you ate "x", "y" or "z" by mistake!  It took me 20 weeks to find these forums and now that I've been there I have no intention of going back.

15 comments:

Paul & Paula said...

hello pregnant lady :)
good you have this project because you HAVE to stay away from these sites, really... or you go nuts.
My first pregnancy I had no clue whatsoever however heard stories, read articles, saw these forums etc afterwards and... well the 2nd time with a big belly I was not that relaxed anymore.
I hope everything is going well and please show us the blanket when ready... I have a few crochet projects here as well... just need time to get started!

germangreeneyedmonster said...

congrats on your pregnancy!
Oh, the Mr. Darcy-esque figure in the background...the thought is so nice that I´m considering doing some needlework soon :-)

Em {Emerging Em} said...

Ahh, I wish I knew how to crochet!

Tara said...

i Just learned how to crochet! I love it! I don't know how to knit though!

Jamie said...

The blanket is going to be adorable!

I'm so glad to know I'm not the only one who periodically escapes into a Pemberley-zen state.

justine said...

I'm so glad that there was no internet 20 years ago when I had Alice, now there is mumsnet here where people who bullied at school now tell everyone how to be a mother! Love this blanket, gorgeous shot and wow to being able to knit it!

Kelly said...

Fun! Can't wait to see how this blanket turns out!

Monique said...

Awww Congrats on your pregnancy! Congratulations lady! How exciting. I've read the same comments from other blogs that the forums are a scary place and one should stay away. Good decision and I'm so happy for you!!!

Stella said...

Haha! Yeah, I don't like those forums either... And I love your P&P vision, oh if only... Can't wait to see the blanket finished!

SJ said...

i'm not even pregnant and those forums scare me! like any forum, it's easy for people to hide behind the anonymity of the internet so don't let anything on there stress you out.

i think staying clear of them is a good idea, just enoy being pregnant!

Allison said...

your ripple is looking gorgeous! the ripple in the park with a baby sounds like a wonderful dream.

Wendy said...

Good luck with the crochet! As well as I knit, I just cannot get my hand to take to the hook. I'm really just terrible at it! I'm sure it will turn out beautifully!

amanda {the habit of being} said...

i've been dying to crochet this ever since it made it into blogland a few years back but my crochet skills make it look like a kindergarten kid made it :( happy crocheting to you!

Anika said...

I love that vision, dreamy...

Those forums will suck you in! Beware!

lisa said...

I've seen these Clare, and they are just gorgeous! Your little July-Bean will love it!!
I've also seen scarves made in this way.