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!

3 comments:

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.
Monique.