The beginnings of a ripple are always good, at least once you’ve done the first fiddly row into the foundation chain. I like choosing the colours and enjoy the softness of the yarn when it’s used for ripples. I did find I was a chain short at the end, so conjured one into thin air and will have to make sure the tail is darned and double darned.
The book is one I picked up at the weekend. Very much of its time, it was published in the eighties, the stories are the perfect length for reading one every night. Last night’s featured a mirror and an antiques seller who is a Cockney and therefore must be able to easily dispose of a body…! The second story about the bus is interesting; but not at all PC.
I’ve been trying to find a craft vlog I can regularly watch, but just can’t find one that suits. They’re simply far too long, filled with umms and ahhs and repetition. That’s not to say I could do any better, which is partly why I’m not going to try. But if there was a one like Caitlin Moran’s (two episodes so far) I’d be addicted. She was on the radio as I drove on Friday. She’s so funny and makes a lot of sense. (Water fountains! Hipsters! Trolling on social media.) I’ll be getting the book soon. Maybe even after I press ‘post’.
I’m joining in with Ginny’s Yarn Along again.
I have yet to master a ripple. Looking good.
Someone recommended Raised by Wolves to me to watch, so started yesterday. What a coincidence that you mention one of the writers! Always wished I could be as funny and outspoken as she is :-)
It’s based on her childhood, funny isn’t it?
I bought Moranthology after posting this, as she narrated it, but not the latest one yet.
I really enjoyed How to be a Woman. I think you’d like her writing Jill.
How to be a woman? Why has this been kept from me!? Off to bookshop…….
Loving your colour combination♡
Makes me want to crochet another ripple blanket, your colours are lovely.
I know what you mean about craft vlogs, the ones I’ve looked at are just too long. If I had the time I’d like to give it a go myself.
👍 on the colors you’ve started with for the ripple. You almost tempt me to start one as a long term project but I’m resisting! I’ve been checking out knitting podcasts on YouTube too. I look at their time first. Most are an hour which is a bit long for me. I know though they usually podcast weekly which is why the videos are lengthy. I personally intend to make my podcasts focused on a particular topic. I do like efficiency that way.
You really have a great eye for color.. love how your ripple is looking so far. Sounds like a fun read. I just started another Rosamunde Pilcher book. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)
Beautiful colours on that ripple!