For a while now I have had a box of double knitting weight super-wash pure wool sitting in my room waiting to become a blanket, I had tried doing granny squares but got bored, especially of constant colour matching decisions. So instead I am trying my hand at the ripple pattern from Attic 24's blog and I can see why so many people have made blankets like this, it is great fun! My other projects are now suffering as I hook my way up and down the stripes. As you have to look at what you are doing more with crochet than knitting (in my experience anyway) it makes for a relaxing and immersive experience. I would recommend it. Five stripes done, only 80-something to go, hopefully I will feel as enthusiastic by row 70 or 80!
The real thing