Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Not One a Day, but getting there...

Hello

It's my favourite blog day of the week.  I love seeing how everybody's OADs are getting on!  Here is my progress...


I am feeling very happy with it at the moment, I don't think the green looks too bad now it is thoroughly surrounded by other colours and it really is very cheerful to work on.  If I am honest I haven't managed One a Day on this.  Each of these rounds takes me over an hour now and I don't get much more time than that for crafts in a day so sometimes I have been working on other things.  Other nights, like last night, I had to leave it half way around because I felt a pressing need to get into my bed!


It's not really a problem to do that with this project though, it's a great one for picking up and putting down and it's also a cozy one to sit under now that the Autumn has come for real.  The middle is a bit puffy, I wish I had altered my increases at an earlier stage, but I'm hoping that blocking will alleviate that a little and I shouldn't think B will mind.

I'm on the home run with it now, that pink colour I have just started is the penultimate colour apart possibly for the border!

Later on I'll be popping over to Gingerbread Girl's Blog to see how the others are getting on, why not do the same?

24 comments:

  1. It looks wonderful, I love the birght colours so much and think the gree bleds in nicely with the other colours

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  2. A wonderful burst of colour! Judy x

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  3. Soo beautiful!I´m in love with your blanket right from the beginning, I can´t wait to see it finished.
    Have a wonderful day! Barbina

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  4. Hi!
    This is so stunning! Love all those pretty colors. Have a great day!

    Sherrie
    Food for Thought
    http://100sweets.blogspot.com/2011/10/one-day-project.html

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  5. It is really coming on. Looking good!
    xxxx

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  6. Looks brilliant, you are my inspiration to try one of these soon. A friend of mine said they take a lot of counting, which I'm not great at, is it difficult?

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  7. Actually I don't find the counting to be too much of a problem. Once I have finished the first ripple I make sure that both sides of it have the same number of stitches. For some reason I keep missing the second stitch of the round, I still don't know why, so sometimes the up part of the first ripple has one less stitch than the down part. If that happens I go back and correct it. After that it's plain sailing.
    Thank you for your lovely comments.

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  8. This one's still my favourite, I really am inspired by it! Have a great week! J x

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  9. OMGosh!!! I love, love this project! Yes, the green fits right in. Sometimes it's hard to see how it'll blend until it's actually crafted up. I pinned your project on Pinterest.

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  10. This is so stunning - it's definitely one of my favourite one a day projects and I love it more and more each week!! :) Can't wait to see it finished!

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  11. It's just looking so gorgeous I'm loving watching this grow and I the colours are just getting better and better as you add more they all look so good together. xx

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  12. Gorgeous, I always liked the green but it looks even better with the other colours. Have a good week.xxx

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  13. Oh I think it is looking stunning! I really love the colours you have picked the more I see your progress...I am sure if you can't fix the puffiness when you block it, I am sure Little B wont mind he he :)

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  14. Hi there! Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog.. that way I could find YOUR blog! I'm pleased to see you have my blog link on yours so I added YOU to mine! I adore your big colorful star blanket!!
    ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  15. How gorgeous is that? Definitely one to add to my queue I think.

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  16. That's absolutely beautiful, H. Somehow, I suspect that B will absolutely adore it whether it has bumps in it, or not - and that she'll treasure it for years to come. Because her wonderful mum made it for her.

    As others have already said: I can't wait to see it when it's finished!

    xL

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  17. It's looking so sunny and beautiful - I think the colours are perfect.

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  18. Your blanket is fantastic - the way you've graduated the colours is very effective. I've now down loaded the pattern via your ravelry page - thanks for providing the link in one of your previous posts. I've been searching for inspiration for my next blanket - this one is going in the mix. Thanks.

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  19. Your blanket looks wonderful and so cheerful, especially as it is getting so cold. I love how you've introduced each colour gradually.

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  20. Wow, I love the colors you chose! The stripes look great. I tried to make one of these a long time ago, but the beginning was all weird so I gave up. Yours is SO much better!

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  21. Still one of my favorites. I absolutely love this blanket!

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  22. Wow! This is looking so brilliant everytime you post! I can see why you aren't managing one a day now, those rounds must take forever, but well done for carrying on! Will be good to see it done :-)

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  23. fab progress, looks stunning :)

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