Warm Walks – it’s nearly Spring!

Burton mere lake with ducks on

Burton Mere 1st pic

I love this time of year when a hint of Spring is in the air!  After the torrential rain of the last few days it was so uplifting to see sunshine this morning.  We are lucky though, that we don’t live in a flooded area and I feel very sorry for all the families who do, it must be very miserable.

As it was so bright we went for a walk today to enjoy the air. The two photos here were taken about 40 minutes apart and show how quickly the light deteriorates in February, and with it the warmth as it went from comfy to chilly as well!  It was beautiful at Burton Mere though, it has a very quiet and peaceful atmosphere.

Burton Mere late afternoon

Burton Mere 2nd pic

I haven’t done as much of my ripple blanket (Attic 24) as I hoped as I have also started another blanket which is a pattern of mitred squares based on the pattern (here) –  which I will then make up into my own pattern for the blanket.

Mitred suares wool crochet blanket

Mitred Squares

I can’t seem to stop the beginning corners curling up so I will have to steam block them before I join them all up I think.  I must make the foundation chains too tight, but I can’t seem to not do it!

Lastly here is the Ripple!  I bought some more wool as I felt I needed more pinky, raspberry shades!

ripple blanket in multi coloured acrylic yarn

ripple-blanket-week-7

I do like colourful blanket-making when it’s cold and rainy but don’t think it will be as much fun when it’s warm when you are a menopausal hot flush machine!! – so I need to get cracking while it’s still only Spring!!

As usual I am linking up with Handmade Monday!

My comment box is still not fixed – it does work even though where you type your name and site appears not to let you – the text will be there when you publish your comment!  So please don’t let it put you off as I love reading the comments!

20 thoughts on “Warm Walks – it’s nearly Spring!

  1. Both your crochet creations are lovely, I think ripple blankets are gorgeous. I can’t wait to see the mitred square blanket, I’ve not seen this design before. Your first photo of Barton Mere is beautiful I love the reflection of the trees in the water. Have a lovely week.
    Ali xx

  2. The blankets look lovely, & such neat work.
    I’ve just started teaching myself to knit this weekend & my stitches are soo untidy.
    I’m stuck in the middle of a pattern actually – I don’t suppose you’d be able to help?

  3. I’d never heard the term ‘ripple blanket’. I think it’s lovely! As is photo no 1. Such a contrast to the second one. It was quite sunny where I live today too. Looked at the sheep in the fields. They seemed to be munching merrily. Wondered how quickly the grass gets yummy once the weather improves 😉

    • Hi – Ripple Blanket is the name Lucy from Attic 24 gave it – it’s her pattern. I have credited it each week I’ve shown the progress but forgot this week! You’d think it’d take a while in spring for grass to get tasty but who knows unless you eat it!! 🙂

  4. Thank you so much for sharing the metered square pattern. I hope to try this pattern. Your blanket is absolutely lovely the way the colors blend together. Wishing you a wonderful week,
    Pat

  5. The contract between the two photos is stunning. Mother Nature at her best 🙂

    I love the ripple blanket. The colours really work well together. Always wanted to try a ripple blanket but it looks so difficult. Just seeing your mitred corner has brought me out in a cold sweat !!! xx

    PS fingers crossed with posting this comment….

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