I'm getting very close to the end of my ripple. I got a lot done over the weekend, due to the long hours in the hospital. This is where I was last week:
I had just finished one row of the dark purple (on left in picture above).
Now this week, I am a lot farther along.
As you can see in the picture above, I only have 7 colors left including the rest of the pale pink.
Doesn't it just look so scrumptious and blankety? I'm really loving my blanket and I'm so happy it is for me.
I also have a ton of the little squares completed. I'm actually going to do more than I need because I am doing all of the leftover colors that are not pink or purple. I wasn't going to put pink into a little baby boy blanket, but I was veto-ed on purple by multiple people including the mother to be. I think I'll actually have enough leftover from the baby boy blanket to do a baby girl blanket. Not sure for who, but I'll have all of the pink and purple leftovers, plus some extra squares of the blues, greens, and oranges.
I can't wait until these two are done. The baby blanket needs to be fully completed by May 6th for the baby shower. I made a schedule a while back and I have been sticking to it or doing better. I gave myself a full week to put together the little squares.
I know someone told me before that I was brave for not doing join as you go, but honestly I don't think I can handle join as you go. I need to fiddle with color placement. I enjoy that part, when all the squares are done and you can arrange and rearrange them until they are just so. Join as you go is so final.
So just like last week I am linking up with Tami's Amis, Small Things, Frontier Dreams, and Ambassador Crochet.
Also, I wanted to officially say it here, I am participating in Blog Week next week. Now I have to really do it!
ps. Thanks for all of the lovely comments on my previous post. They really mean a lot to me. I believe that I am pretty good at staying positive, but everybody has some times when they are down and your comments made me feel better.