Starting my first ripple blanket

I am so excited about this. I decided to take some time to make something for myself, thinking that if I started on a blanket big enough to cover a bed now, I’d have it done by the time it gets cold again.

As with any crochet project, the first row is brutal (and a lot of counting to make the ripples), but after that it gets much easier and you can kind of work on it while you’re watching TV at the end of the day.

I’m realizing, too, that in the beginning this looks like a scarf. Hmmm. I’m creating more work for myself.

I don’t mind, though.