A few years ago I made my first ripple stitch blanket and I was instantly in love. At the time I had just started my Etsy shop and I was a little nervous when I put it up for sale. But apparently there was a secret amirer right away and the blanket got sold. Not from the buyer who was from England, but for her sister living in New Zealand. Flash forward a few years and the Kiwi sisters sent me and e-mail: could I crochet a blanket for her sister in England. Now, long distance love, how could I not cooperate! So with a very big smile on my face and started a project and the smile stayed all the way until I finished it.
And I found a new place to take pics, along the river near to where I live. A few months ago this was one big bush you could't walk really and now it's all lovely. You can see the village across the stream and there are so many fall flowers in bloom. Love that.
Maar goed, terug naar de deken! Ik vind het altijd moeilijk om kleuren te kiezen voor mensen die ik helemaal niet ken. Sommige mensen die een deken bij mij bestellen zijn heel duidelijk: alleen maar blauw, of absoluut geen geel! En sommige mensen vinden alles prima. In dit geval was het lekker duidelijk: allerlei leuke kleuren, maar geen wit, bruin en rood. Hoppa. Ga er maar aan staan. Ik dook in mijn voorraad en viste alle bolletjes eruit die aan de opdracht voldeden. Resultaat: een hele vrolijke deken.
Anyhoos, back to the blanket. I always find it tough to pick colours for people I don't know. Some people who order a blanket are very clear: only blues, or anything but yellow. And some people trust mu judgement completely (eek!). Now I was asked to crochet with all kinds of colours, except white, brown and red. Alright, will do. I took a dive into my cotton collection and dug up everything that was suitable. The result: one festive looking blanket!
I chose to crochet double groups of colours and alternated those with stripes of cream and greens, so there is a certain continuity in the pattern. Anyway, I am more than happy with the result. Now, let's get that postman working!