Tuesday, 27 September 2011

My Tuesday Progress Report!

Good Morning

I thought I would post bright and early today while the going is good.  B has picked up one of the more revolting childhood diseases (hand, foot and mouth) and has been really quite poorly.  You know that you're in trouble when a doctor looks in your child's mouth and winces.  She has been unable to eat at all or even really drink for several days.  She has managed a cup of milk this morning though so I'm hopeful that the end is in sight.

Anyway, I was very behind on my one a day, but a couple of days sitting on the sofa trying not to watch cbeebies has caught me up a fair amount.


As you can see I continued with the green.  I am still not enamoured of it if the truth be known, I'll be glad to see the back of it.  There was an interesting thread on one of my favourite ravelry boards recently (We Love Lucy) discussing how Stylecraft needs to improve its greens in the special dk range and I certainly agree, they are a weak point in my favourite range of acrylics.

Here is a very poor picture of the whole round ripple.


I absolutely love this pattern, please don't let my mad colours put you off trying it, I've got great plans for the next one as I think this one is more than half way now.  I think I have sorted out the waviness it was suffering from last week, details are on my ravelry project page.

Please pop over the Carole's blog for some one a day inspiration!

28 comments:

  1. Beautiful! I love it.

    As for the H,F&M, My Boy had it last year and it was very nasty indeed - he lost quite a bit of weight but thankfully it didn't last too long and he was soon eating constantly again - I hope B is well again soon.

    x

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  2. I've just posted a photo on the We Love Lucy green yarn thread!

    I LOVE this, you've made great progress and the more I see this the more I want to start one :)

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  3. Thank you for the reassurance Sarah, L had it a few years back but was nowhere near as ill with it. B has eaten two weetabix this morning so I think she really is feeling better!
    Carole, not that I'm trying to lead you astray but it's a really fast grower. I'm loving making it despite my colour doubts! It's rare for me not to be bored by this point.

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  4. Looks fab, i'm looking forward to seeing your next colour combo. Deb xxx

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  5. Your colors aren't mad. i think it looks lovely. Even the green.

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  6. Stunning! really makes me smile when i see it!
    my children have all had the H,F and M really not nice at all, hope your little pickle feels better soon! xx

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  7. When I opened your blog today and saw your pictures, I immediately said wow! I really love how your blanket looks like now. Good, that you have found a solution for the mad waviness from last week!
    Hope your little B will get better soon!

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  8. I really love this project, and I like the colours greens and all. I think once I finish my one a day I may start one of these, you're an inspiration! I hope your little one is alright soon. We've had it too, but obviously quite mildly by the sounds of it. I just remember my middle boy whincing with his feet, but I couldn't really see anything.

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  9. I love that pattern, it looks really beautiful :)

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  10. I must say the blue is going quite nicely in with the green :) the blanket is looking amazing, and it is a stunning looking pattern :D

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  11. Also I hope your little one will feel better soon, the poor wee thing!

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  12. I agree about the greens in their DK range. There is the one I like called Meadow I think but I wish they'd do a nice lime green shade to work with the rest of their vibrant colors!

    Hope B is feeling better. xx

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  13. Gorgeous colours - what will be next?
    Hope your little one is better soon, Judy x

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  14. Oh, I do love this, it's just stunning! I do still like the green, and I'm really looking forward to seeing more of the blue. I totally agree with the whole Stylecraft greens thing though!

    I hope your little one is better soon, poor thing!

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  15. Oh no my B had hand foot and mouth when he was younger, it's terrible. I feel for her poor little one. The blanket is looking fantastic loving the colours I think the green is working with the colours but I know what you mean when those colours just don't feel right

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  16. OMGosh, you're doing such an amazing job on that! The green is good, kind of a vintage one at that.

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  17. Yay you solved it... hopefully when I have a go (it's quite a long list away), I will be able to refer to your notes. H. F & M is horrible... I'm sending hugs to your little one :)x

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  18. Simply amazing! You have an excellent eye for color :)

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  19. I love this pattern as well. I love the colors of your blanket - even the green!

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  20. This is so cool, I personally love the green! Hope B is on the mend:)

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  21. It looks fabulous, green and all! (I am a bit of a greenie at heart, I love green! :-) )

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  22. Poor little chicken. Have you tried her with ice lolly like Mini Milk? Might be soothing.
    wow it's look so good! The colours are lovely but I couldn't agree more. I love green and (in fact I wear green most of the time)and I love Stylecraft but I don't like there greens much at all. I am on the hunt for a Cath Kidstonesque green but no joy yet!
    xx

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  23. Thank you so much for all the lovely comments ladies. I am full of smiles now, and B is much better today so a double smile for that.
    Tickety-boo, if you find that perfect green, please let us all know. We need a lovely green in our lives!

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  24. I love this project, the pattern is great the way colours change is fabtastic.

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  25. This is looking fabulous and you've made great progress :D. I'm glad to hear B is doing better too!

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  26. I love your blanket, would be an ideal alternative to the bog standard square baby blanket. I like the graduating colour steps too.

    My perfect green is Meadow from Stylecraft Special DK. It is a subdued green so not everyones taste but I love it.

    Hope B is feeling better soon.

    Kier x

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  27. Mmmm! Reminds me of rainbow sherbet. This is a gorgeous, happy bit of hooky work. :-)

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  28. I think your blanket is stunning! Im making the same blanket as you too, i love the pattern but i really love the sunshine colours in your blanket, reminds me of spring.

    Hope your lil un is on the mend and better very soon.
    x

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