03 January, 2010

My first attempt at the ripple pattern!

Here it is! I actually did this before Christmas when I had time to sit & play at the shop, but wasn't ready to do more stars & snowflakes as it felt a bit late by then. So I sat & worked through Lucy's terrific tutorial. It really is well done with good pictures & explanations. I am still not sure I did it quite right. I am guessing it will curl up to a certain degree. It is a bit tricky to do & like she says, the first row it quite hard. I'm not sure I ended up with the right amount of stitches either, even with counting so carefully at the start. I am not sure how to count how many are on there either, so I had better learn that a bit better before I go & attempt this ripple in a giant size like Lucy's. I really covet her beautiful ripple blankets! I want mine to look just like hers! lol It will be a miracle if it happens to even closely resemble the shape. Mine will probably end up rippled up the sides as well simply because I am not good at it! I will spend more time doing practice pieces like this though before I ever attempt the real thing.

How's the new year going for you? Kept those resolutions so far? I don't make them. No point. Waste of energy as I wouldn't keep them anyway! lol

We did get to move stuff to the new place yesterday. That was cool. We have access to the shed at least so that is a help plus we could put some in the dining room. That cleared out our place enough that we could start again & get to more of what we need to pack. So we are getting there & definitely feel like we are on the move now!

Got in your car, you never turned around
And I hope you're happy in your new town
And I hope you live where nothing goes wrong
And the bars stay open all night long

Hope you live where everyone's happy, and I
Hope you live where nothing gets crappy, and I
Hope the sidewalks and the streets are clean, and I
Hope you've got good weather and everything, this is

Just a phone call from the place you once lived
Where we're still waiting for the sleet and rain to give
It's just a line from you're old town
Where we're still drinking to the times when you were around

Days were we gave you good times and more
Enough for you to break down and call this town yours, you gave us
Remedies for everything shitty
Back when girls were pretty, yeah this is

Just a letter from this house you once blessed
Where I'm still waiting for the forwarding address
Just a note from the past we once shared
Where I'm still waiting on a present from the future to get me there

I know your new town is so far away
That I could maybe come and visit but could never stay
It's just me calling from a town so far
And I'm still waiting on directions to wherever you are

Times were I wouldn't hold your arm
For fear of letting go of the other one
Fears I had to kiss you
With my eyes closed I might miss you if you
Looked at me in some way I hadn't seen, if you
Took my words in some way I didn't mean
If your smile showed signs of some inner frown
Of thoughts of packing up and moving on to some new town

Some New Town - Slobberbone


Yvonne said...

You are a multi-crafter and I really envy you. Well, I am going that direction too :0)

What New Year resolutions? Not me either. I just go with the flow. things are not predictable for us this year.

Sally said...

Brilliant... you're off and running.

Sandy said...

Love your ripple, looking good. Good luck with the move too, always a lot of work.

Cherie said...

Gorgeous croche ... best of luck with your moving ;)