Well, my day has been slow and uneventful. A bit of reading here and there; a little bit of writing; menu-planning and continuing on with my ripple blanket. The photograph doesn’t quite do justice to the length or the colour of the blanket. It’s actually around a metre and a bit (140 stitches), which is the perfect width for a cuddle-up-on-the-sofa blanket. I’m waiting to get some different coloured Aran wool to go with it, so that I can ripple in different colours. Having browsed around a bit, I can see that a purely blackcurrant (that’s what I’m going to name this colour) and cream combo might look a bit too stripy and plain, so I’ve decided that something along the same colour axis is needed. I don’t know exactly what colours to pair it with, but I’m going to see what the wool shop has to offer.
I am quite enjoying the feel of the Clover ‘soft touch’ crochet hook, as it’s the first time I’d ever used one. As I didn’t have a 5.00mm hook, I had to buy and was pleased to see that it was only 50p more than the usual aluminium ones, but sometimes those grey anodised hooks can rub on your finger after a while, whereas this one doesn’t.
I just watched Sleepless in Seattle for the first time and, whilst I haven’t taken it to heart quite as much as some do (maybe I came to it too late?), I thought it was a very nice film (with a lovely soundtrack!). My recollections of Meg Ryan seem to be mostly her later stuff (City of Angels and You’ve Got Mail), when she tended to portray women who were airy-fairy, indecisive and annoying! Whilst she didn’t really break that stereotype for me in Sleepless in Seattle, she came across a little more ‘clearly’ and more personable. If you are looking for a light film that has a happy ending – then Sleepless in Seattle is a very pleasant way to while away an afternoon of crochet.