My UFO confessions continue. Yes, I have quite a few UFOs (unfinished objects) but most of them are from my early knitting days. I started a lot of foolish projects back then. But one of them was very well thought out. My Ripple Blanket started in a class that I took from a LYS that went out of business a few years ago. It was a good class and I’m glad I took it.
But more on the blanket…
How It Started
Though the class labeled this blanket as a baby blanket (the pattern is Edith’s Baby Blanket by Edith Eig), I decided to knit it as a general throw. The yarn that was recommended, Berroco Comfort, came in some lovely neutrals and browns, so I decided on a neutral palette.
This pattern was a bit iffy for me in the beginning, as a newbie knitter, but I quickly got the hang of it. It’s an easy knit now but it’s very repetitive. The main pattern is a feather and fan, which is lovely.
When I first began this Ripple Blanket, I went about plotting when I would use what colors – the number of repeats for each color band etc. Thankfully, I wrote all of that down because now, I have no idea what my original plan was!!
A few years ago, I had the bright idea of taking this to work so that I could knit on it when I had free time at lunch. But I quickly grew bored with it – and took my Fade instead. So I need to just force myself to work on this. I do like it and want to finish it.
The great thing about this Ripple Blanket is that it would go well in two of the rooms of our house. I had no way of knowing that when I started this blanket, long, long ago. So, that’s a definite boon to finishing this project.
I’d say I have about two more feet of this blanket to knit, but I’m not quite sure. I want it to be at least a lap throw so it doesn’t have to be huge. One thing I must do is switch out the needles. This is on Knit Picks interchangeable needles and the cables keep coming unglued from the needles. (When I called Knit Picks about this several years ago, they were very unapologetic, basically saying, “What do you expect from needles after a few years?” Um… I expect them to not fall apart!) So changing needles will decrease the stress of knitting this project – because I’m constantly afraid the cord will come undone and I’ll lose all my stitches!
Stay tuned on this project. Maybe I’ll get it finished – in a year or two!