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Hi there & welcome to Annie's Place. A place inspired by and named after my late Grandmother Annie. Somewhere I can be creative, and share my love for all things hand made. I like nothing better than sitting with hook & yarn, crafting something home spun & completely unique, or rustling up some yummy baked goodies. I live in a town with a beautiful embankment, situated on the River Great Ouse. You may know me as 'Colour-Heaven' on Flickr or 'CosyKitty' on Ravelry. Why not stop a while.....?!!

Saturday, 1 March 2014

Rainbow ripple revisited

Happy weekend everyone, I do hope you've had a good week thus far. Today's weather report I'm pleased to say includes lots of sunshine. Much needed after the soggy grey day we had yesterday!


I want to thank you for all the comments on my last post. I'm still trying to navigate my way around this new computer of mine. Despite it being so much quicker than my old one, surprisingly I'm finding it difficult to adapt. 


I managed to safely retrieve all my data from the old pc, with the help of the tech guys at PC World. There was a point when I thought I'd lost everything as I'd failed to back up my files. I know I know, stupid of me. I feel a bit of a twit really as my father kept warning me of the dangers of not keeping things up to date. But you know how it is, you put it off thinking I'll do it later. Only later never comes, and you end up facing the consequences. Lesson learned.


One thing I have had fun doing is sorting through all my old photo albums, revisiting projects I had worked on pre-blogging. Projects that I haven't really spoken about here or shown you in any great detail. So I thought it might be nice to dedicate a few posts to some of the colourful crochet that I completed before deciding to embark on this blogging journey.


As per usual Attic24, and the very lovely Lucy was my go to for inspiration. I know her neat ripple pattern is a firm favourite with lots of you, and I was no exception. I couldn't wait to try my hand at her very generous free pattern. So I picked up my 3.5mm hook and got to work making oodles of gorgeous colourful waves with my stash of Schachenmayr Catania.


I really enjoyed the gentle ebb & flow of this simplistic pattern. Once you get going it really is a lovely project to pick up and put down when the mood takes you. The rainbow palette was a no brainer for me, as I knew it would keep my interest being so bright and cheery. 


I couldn't wait to add each new row, anxious to see the picture I'd built in my mind slowly emerge in all it's multi-coloured glory. Well I can tell you it didn't disappoint. I could've happily rippled away forever!


Looking back has given me a renewed thirst to do another ripple. Maybe something like this! A gorgeous colour scheme, don't you think? Hmmm, I see a new yarn purchase in my future...........

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45 comments:

  1. Lovely ripple for sure Sharron. I have been thinking on making ripple myself. One I have never tried. Enjoy your sunshine....please send some this way, I miss it!
    xx Shari

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    1. We have been out in the sunshine today for a walk in the woodlands in Cheshire. It was so nice to wander through the trees and listen to all the birdsong.
      Thank you for sharing the blanket pics with us. Lucy's ripple pattern works wonderfully with the colours that you chose.
      B x

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  2. That is such a beautiful and cheerful ripple xox

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  3. Gorgeous ripple....love all those beautiful colours.
    Caroline xx

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  4. A wonderful little rainbow, it looks great! :)

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  5. Hello lovely Annie, so lovely to see some of your makes before you ventured into Blogland. I love this ripple, it is on my list of things to do one day very soon. Enjoy your weekend xoxo

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  6. Hi Sharron
    Beautiful blanket and loving the colours of the planned next one.
    Have a good weekend,
    Kate x

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  7. I love the ripple pattern, I too went to Lucy to learn how to do it and was away in no time - I find it very therapeutic. Your rainbow ripple is lovely, it looks as though the Catania gives it a lovely texture and the colours are gorgeous. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.
    Jane x

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  8. Ciao, molto bella, complimenti.

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  9. It's so beautiful. I love the way the colors seem to blend into one another, like a real rainbow.

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  10. Ripples are so addictive! Once I am done with one, I can't wait to pick new colors and start again. Your is lovely.

    Sheila
    http://sheilazachariae.blogspot.com/2014/02/cath-kidstongreengate-inspired-bakeware.html

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  11. I just love love this pattern and my own Rainbow Ripple remains one of my favourite projects completed. Can see another one in my future as well!

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  12. *swoons* so dreamy ... I will learn to do this someday ... I admire your work ... :)

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  13. Ooh....gorgeous ripple blanket. I think I am going to have to make one.
    Thanks for such a lovely and inspiring post, Tracey xx

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  14. What a lovely feast for the eyes, this Sunday morning. Such amazing colours. Yes, do start another in those gorgeous slightly more muted colours.

    Gosh, I'm so glad you didn't lose all your computer data. I do try and back up my photographs reasonably regularly but it's so easy to get into a mess quite quickly. It does worry me. I keep intending to set aside a good week purely to get my computer organised and old photographs catalogued and printed out but it hasn't happened yet …

    Heather x

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  15. Lovely, lovely blanket. I started a ripple also with the rainbow colors. So pretty but I got a little discouraged and stopped a little while ago... I think I'm 2/3 done. I'm working on a Japanese flower one right now for a birthday present right now. When I finish that one I will go back to that one I think. Have a wonderful weekend !

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  16. so beautiful, gives me a bright feeling of summer in the middle of winter!

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  17. Thank you for showing us your previous makes before blogland. Your blanket is fabulous especially the colours.
    luv
    irene
    xxxx

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  18. Dear Annie, your blanket and your colors are more than beautiful!!!! I love it!
    Anja

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  19. Ooh, gorgeously happy colours in your ripple blanket Sharron! (love the combination in the Flickr pic too) and your yarn looks lovely...I must have a try of it...x
    Thank goodness you managed to save all your data...my computer often reminds me to back up and I don't do it...so I really must (I only make sure I save my pics somewhere safe! )
    Happy Sunday!
    Susan x

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  20. Yes! Yes! Yes! This is absolutely, completely and utterly gorgeous!!! I am in love with your colour pattern. I want that bright, beautiful colour in my home. This inspires me and motivates me. Pinning this RIGHT NOW! Thank you so much for sharing your incredible work x

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  21. Oh I wish I could fall in love with my ripple again - it's two years old now and only two thirds through. The worse thing is that I've been pilfering the wool for other projects so am running out of the key colours - one day ..... Yours is gorgeous! Jane x

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  22. Gorgeous colours in your ripple blanket. They are a dream to crochet arn't they, very relaxing.

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  23. Lovely ripple, just looking at this makes me want to start making another one!

    Jen x

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  24. A ripple pattern is something I have never done, might have a go when I have finished my granny square blanket. Yours looks super!

    Helenxx

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  25. Beautiful colors. I wish I had more of an eye for picking out colors that go well together. I look at all the pictures of blankets and afghans and they are just gorgeous. One thing I am having problems with is finding the colors I want in the same type of yarn. I'm new at crocheting.

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  26. What a lovely blanket! The photos of it are so bright and cheerful. : ) Love the waves of colors.

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  27. Beautiful, beautiful work! I love ripple crochet, but can never really successfully do it. Mine always turns out wonky.
    Liz
    Liz Makes

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  28. That ripple is simply gorgeous, so bright and beautiful. Glad your computer issues are all fixed up.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  29. So pretty! The colors are beautiful!!

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  30. It's really beautiful and as always the colours are brilliant, there are so many lovely shades and I especially like the greens and purples.

    Glad to hear that you got all your data back! Now back up back up back up :-)

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  31. Such beautiful ripples - I love it so glad you shared a peep x

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  32. Lovely ripple and the colors are beautiful.

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  33. Such a gorgeous colour combo and I love the ripples!

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  34. Your crochet and blog have such inspirational ideas. I am loving the posts and all your projects. My gramma made a ripple once! and it was a treasure.

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  35. Hello Sharron - just found your blog yesterday and have had great fun looking through it - several more tea breaks worth to go! I love the chalky colours of the yarns in the centre image of your banner photos - what is that pattern called? It's really lovely. Etta (Co Down)

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    1. Hi Etta, if you check out this post http://hookandbake.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/oh-happy-day.html it will give you details of the project you're asking about :)

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    2. Thanks Sharron - much appreciated. Am hoping to get to the yarn shop this week lovely to have a new project to think about.

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  36. Your sense of colour combinations are amazing! Your patterns have so inspired me, has totally given me a new spring to really get started on my projects! Love love :)

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  37. Wow, just wow!!! this combination is amazing!!! Love the ripple pattern, so easy and such pretty results and endless combinations.
    I am now finishing my first ripple blanket and I am already wanting to start another.
    What is the row sequence?? not the colors but the times you repeat them.... I think is 1rowcolorA-1rowcolorB-2rowscolorC-1-1-2 and so on, isn´t it?? love the effect and would like to do something like that.
    Thanks, love your blog!!
    María.

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