I think this mini ripple blanket qualifies as one of my quickest projects ever. Started it on Monday, finished it on Wednesday. Yeah, I know, hard to believe but it really was that speedy. I got so IN to those colourful ripplesome rows that I could not help myself, I just had to keep going until it was all done. Ripple ~ ripple ~ ripple ~ ripple ~ done.
These rows of glorious wavy colour were a pleasure to make, in fact, they pretty much made themselves. My hands just kind of went on auto pilot, waggled around for thirty-four rows and then suddenly, there I was pondering the border.
That's the beauty of making something in miniature, the speed of it (especially after a full size blanket that takes months to complete) was amazing. I really loved the speed. LOVed it.
Anyhoooooo......you already know a good bit about this doll blanket don't you, as it was only two days ago that I was here chatting to you about it. So you know it is the second of two little mini blankets I've made as a contribution to an amazing creative charity project. These sweet blankets of mine will join a beautiful gathering of handmade items to be auctioned on the official Comic Relief Ebay site next month...of course I'll keep you posted and give you more specific details nearer the time.
But I think I need to show you the finished blanket now eh?
Ok....mini ripples, here we come...................................
I am so very happy with them, they were a joy to make and I hope will be
a great addition to the beautiful things already made by some seriously
talented folk. Have you seen Salty the needle felted dog made by Emma? Or the gorgeous crochet dress made by Sara? And how about the sweetest little baby bears made by Julie? Such talent, and for such a good cause.
Right now the blankets are sat on my table like a couple of glorified, overly bright placemats. I confess I am already rather attached to them and am having a little difficulty thinking about letting them go.
Tomorrow, these beautiful little creations will be carefully wrapped in (brightly coloured) tissue paper and packaged up ready to send to meet The Dolls. I wish them a safe journey, and hope that they bring much love and happiness to whoever eventually gets to own them.
You can keep in touch with the Red Nose Day Doll project through Facebook and Twitter, there are new updates coming in all the time. And of course, any sharing and tweeting for the Good Cause is very much appreciated.
Right now, I confess I feel a little bereft....for the first time in aaaages, I have no hooky on my hook!! Need to remedy that asap.