Just L:O:O:K at those gorgeously adorable fluffy white clouds, don't they just make you feel happy and glad to be alive?? Sadly, this is not today's sky (think heavy-dark-grey for today), no, the above picture was taken on Sunday afternoon. I was sitting rather lazily on a deckchair by the side of the river at Bolton Abbey, gazing at the clouds and waiting for my barbecue lunch to be cooked and handed to me. Ahhhh, it was all rather blissful actually. Such glorious sunshine for a September afternoon too, I turned my face up to the sky and allowed the sun to warm my skin, it felt wonderful.
I confess I was extremely idle on this sunny, Sunday afternoon, allowing J to see to the hot coals and cook lunch, and my lovely in-laws to entertain the Little People while I sunned myself and thought fluffy thoughts about fluffy clouds. But I did manage a little Light Rippling in the late summer sun, and so felt quite industrious in my own, private, fluffy little world.
I continued to Ripple when I got home too. Well thats to say I continued to ripple after we had taken the Little People to cycle their bikes at the park, after we had scraped Little Lady up off the pavement following a nasty skiddy fall, after we had realised there was rather a lot of blood, after we had then driven rather quickly to the hospital, after her split chin had been glued back together again. Yes, after ALL THAT, when the Little People were tucked up safely in bed I finally flopped down on the sofa and rippled some calming, colourful waves. Just goes to show you have to truly appreciate those idle, fluffy, happy moments when they present themselves, cos without warning the day can so rapidly go downhill.So :: on a happier note, the Baby Ripple is finished, yaaayyyyyyyy!!!
Monday evening after deciding the colours and proportions/finished size were right, I
declared it Finished.
Presented it to my family with a flourish and a
Forced them to take turns snuggling it and appreciating it's softness, its cosiness.
Danced a little jig around it.
Draped it around the furniture.
Laid it out on the floor to admire it.
Danced some more, jiggety-jig.
Scooped it up and cuddled it.
Wrapped it around my tummy and thought about the Teeny Person who will be cuddled and snuggled in these bright ripply stripes next year.
So..........want to see?
Ok, here it is :: I present to you the Baby Ripple :: ta-dah!!It's turned out to be such a lovely thing, this baby blanket.
So completely Happy and very Ripply and chocka-block full of Love.The colours (thirteen in total) were chosen completely at random as I went along. No forethought or planning at all for this blanket.
Spontaneous I think you might say.
The Baby Ripple measures 75cm x 95cm, and it was such a pleasure to work on a blanket
this size. To begin it and finish it within a month has been quite a
And as you can probably imagine, there have been a great many emotions wrapped up in the making of this blanket. In the making and completion of this Perfect Project.
I love seeing it neatly folded up with the Big Ripple, sitting patiently on the back of the sofa, waiting for the time when it can be put to use. The sight of it makes me simultaneously want to laugh with happiness and cry with gratitude. I am SO grateful to feel happy about this blanket and all that it means. I'm sure you get what I am saying, I don't think I can elaborate any more without bawling!
Annnnnyyyyhooooooooooow.....pulling myself together to leave you with a quick glimpse of something new on my hook........................
With the remaining yarn, I've already started out on a new little project. It's an idea thats been caught up in my tangled ric-rac thoughts for quite a while, and yesterday I finally managed to unravel the idea and straighten it out, show it the light of day.And OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!! i am SO Excited by it!! Dinner nearly didn't happen last night cos I was so In-The-Zone with this new idea!!!! I just love it when that happens, it was a complete heart-flipping delight. More will be reveled in due course.
Finally before I go, please would you mind indulging me and taking another look at my Baby Ripple??? Oh, thanks, you are so good to me.......here it is again......Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! ((big pleasure-sigh))
Have a happy day everyone, see you tomorrow..
ps Emily, if you are reading this, I am sending you heart-felt Love and Hugs and Gratitude across the ocean. Your woolly gift to me was so precious, I can't thank you enough xxx
Edited to add :: sorry, I should have mentioned that Little Lady is quite recovered after her fall, thanks for your concern. It's amazing what they can do with some magic superglue, her chin was quite literally glued back together again and is already healing nicely. xx