Tuesday, 1 May 2012


My Shetland ripple blanket is progressing at a great rate! I have just started the last section of shade card so not long until it is complete. These are the last 3 sections:


All of which has resulted in:

So not long now! I just love how the bright colours really shine out in the blend of shades.

Friday, 30 March 2012

Life begins at....

Highlights and blessings this week...

The first flower on our camellia
Birthday number 40
Successful validation of a degree course that I helped to design
Two desperately needed weeks away from work to reconnect with the people I love

Friday, 27 January 2012

Shade Card Ripple Blanket

It was time for another blanket. Something colourful, easy to pick up and work on.  A project I would love - both in the doing and the using.  So I took a plunge - to crochet the Jamieson's Shetland wool shade card.  Yes.  In full.  All 200 colours.  Epic or crazy or what?  But I am loving it sooo much!!!

These are the first 25 colours - resulting in:

Then there are:


To make this:

Still lots more to do - but I love, love, love getting the yarn and appreciating all the gorgeous hues and textures to the colours. It is just the perfect project - with no concern about what colour to put next - just follow the shade card.