Sunday, March 4, 2007

Hello from Connecticut

I'm another newbie, just joined, and I just wanted to stop by and say hi and thanks for letting me join. I have been reading the blog since last week and I have been enjoying the pictures of everyone's afghans. They are all beautiful!

I have been working on my ripple for a few days now, and I am very happy with how it is coming out. I have gone on and on about this afghan for the past couple of days on my blog, so I will try to keep this short.

I am using 18 colors of Caron Simply Soft randomly, and the "soft waves" pattern from 200 Ripple Stitch Patterns. The afghan measures 42.5" across and I hope to make it 60" long. 18 is a lot of colors to use, but so far I think they are blending well.

I do have one question for everyone, though. Have you thought about an edging for your afghans? I am inclined not to edge a ripple, but my corners are curling already. Since I am using acrylic, blocking isn't an option. I would appreciate any suggestions for an edging.

Thanks again for letting me join in all the fun!


Kim said...

Your colours look fantastic! I've been thinking about edging, too. Mine's not curling, but I like the idea of reinforcing the edges and neatening things up a bit. I'm not sold on it, though. Guess this doesn't help any!

Oiyi said...

I am using Caron Simply Soft Brites. I don't have any problem with curling. All my edges are straight and neat so I am not going to bother with an edging. I think that Alicia edged hers with 2 rows of double crochet in a dark gray color.

monique said...

I'm also an newbie here.And I allready love this blog!
You are using very beaitful colours.