Monday, March 5, 2007

all about my sad ripple ripping...

OK, despite mounds of fabulous snow, I did find some time to ripple over the weekend. After starting with my to-die-for Pehuen cotton, I was pulling yarn randomly out of the pile of roughly coordinated blues and tans and browns I salvaged from my stash. And I just really wasn't liking it. Actually I was hating how it clashed with the Pehuen. And worst yet, I was hating it more with each color added. And I REALLY want to l.o.v.e. what I make out of that yarn. It deserves it and so do I.

So, I frogged back almost 20 rows (and yes, at 300 stitches it was PAINFUL). And now I'm here:


...and truly in love with it in a weird 70s retro type way. It reminds me of the Caribbean in an way too. Of course we did just have 24 inches of snow dumped on our heads, so that may be a tad bit of wishful thinking. I can even handle the spikiness. Who knew?

And Kim, this is for you, Moxy loves it too:

6 comments:

Kim said...

Dawn, it looks amazing! In a few days I bet you'll forget the ripping even happened...

Ox sends a shout-out to Moxy. xoxo

Carla said...

Ouch. Frogging is NOT fun. Glad you're making a good recovery!

Susan said...

I love the colors you have. Plugging on with colors that don't suit just doesn't seem very comfortable. I kind of like pulling things out - especially when I know I will like the results better in the long run.

Moxy has good taste too!

Dawn said...

thanks guys! susan, i find a great bit of therapy in ripping too, though winding it all over again i find tedious.

...and ox, moxy is shouting right back..oxoxoxoxox!

Nana said...

I really LOVE your color combination...very earthy. Sometimes the ripple afghans look very old fashioned to me, but your colors make it very "today". Really like that.

DaniLane said...

I like the colors you've chosen too. i have to agree, working with colors you don't like takes all the fun out of it.
can't wait to see it finished!