Have you noticed that it is getting colder in the mornings and in the evening? Where I live in Scotland seems to be getting colder and my colourful blankets aren't keeping me warm enough in the evening when I am at the computer or watching the TV. This left me wanting a chunkier blanket to snuggle under, and I had chunky light grey and dark red yarn in my stash that gave me the idea for a winter-ish blanket. I have always liked the colours that you see in some fairisle patterned jumpers which can have a lovely red, light grey and dark grey colour theme in them. Already having two of these colours, I managed to pick up a ball of dark grey yarn on my way home from work on Monday.
Later that evening once I settled down after having dinner, I managed to get my newest WIP started!! Usually when I make blankets they are in some form of granny pattern, which I decided are not suitable for a snuggly warm blanket. Keeping it simple but not too boring I decided to try out the ripple pattern, which I have never done before (other than a little bit of dabbling and messing around). I like the ripple pattern, its pretty simple but keeps you interested enough with the decreases and increases in each row.
I can't wait to get it finished so that I can use it to cosy under for the chilly evenings we have ahead of us! Are you getting ready for winter yet?
I'm taking part in Tami's WIP Wednesday, head over to her blog and check out other WIPs!!