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Rainbow ripple crochet blanket WIP

The words "too" and "hot" don't often feature in a sentence describing Welsh weather -- not even in the summer. According to the radio news, it's been seven years since we had temperatures like this for more than the odd, isolated day. Anyway, I refuse to complain about it because a decent summer has been a long time coming and it might be another seven years before we get another one! It should really boost our tourist trade and help the local hotels, restaurants and cafes.

Meanwhile the crocheting problem I've been having is that it's too hot to do much work on the main WIP, namely the rainbow ripple I'm making as one of the Christmas presents for family. (Yes, I know Christmas is a long way off, but I'm not a fast crocheter and I have quite a few things I want to make this year.)

It's coming along well, especially as I only started it just over a week ago.

The occasional round is just about manageable by resting the bulk of the blanket on the keyboard shelf of the computer desk, where I sit in front of the open window with a slightly cross-draft created by opening the window on the landing. But handling so much crocheted blanket eventually gets too much, so I have also been doing some work on another WIP.
Simple filet crochet starburst squares

This project can take as long as it likes because it's just a blanket for me to keep in the car. I intend to use on picnics or if I have to sit waiting for my husband on cold days. I've been popping all the remnants of yarn used for other projects into these storage jars and whenever I get a moment, I'm making these simple filet crochet starburst squares.

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seaivy From: seaivy Date: July 19th, 2013 06:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
O Wow! The rainbow looks intricate
Both projects - lovely colors!
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: July 19th, 2013 06:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
The only tricky part of the rainbow ripple is getting it started. After that it's pretty straightforward. Personally I wouldn't go for pink/purple, but I think my 6-year-old granddaughter will like those colours. She's at the "everything has to be pink" stage, and modern marketing doesn't help.

I'm going to do an actual rainbow coloured one for our son's family.
seaivy From: seaivy Date: July 19th, 2013 08:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
lol I was a bit older than that but I remember thinking pink roses and lilacs were the most romantic things in the world. They were my favorite colors. (It was way before Disney Princess)
ellarien From: ellarien Date: July 19th, 2013 08:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
I know what you mean about crocheting afghans/blankets in the heat! Small squares are much more comfortable to deal with in these conditions.

artkouros From: artkouros Date: July 20th, 2013 01:24 am (UTC) (Link)
That star thing is pretty.
kaishin108 From: kaishin108 Date: July 20th, 2013 05:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
That top one is lovely and so are the squares for the cold weather car blanket. I hope you get some cooler weather soon!
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