I have now completed 26" of the Ocean Blanket and have about another 12" to knit. I'm still randomly letting the balls of wool dictate the stripes. The stripe at the top of the photo is not as green as it looks. It is more a mixture of turquoise and light blue. I completely finish one ball of wool before starting another one. That cuts down on waste and there are fewer ends to sew in....a win, win situation.
It has crossed my mind several times that I am really lucky that my circular needle has such a flexible cord. It is perfect for these ripples.
My aim is to finish this blanket by the end of May. There are 2 reasons. Firstly, I want to post it off to a charity in time for their worldwide deliveries. The other reason is that I was lucky enough to win the entrelac baby blanket pattern when I entered the giveaway on the Mack and Mabel blog. I'm really keen to start that pattern but I'm resisting until I finish the ripple blanket.