Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Hello - Intro and Yarn!

Hi Everyone - I've really enjoyed seeing your ripple blankets so far, all of them are gorgeous!


I just wanted to pop in and introduce myself, my name is Keri and I blog over here. My yarn is rowan pure wool dk from here.

I ordered 14 balls to start, and I used the duvet cover below as my color inspiration for the blanket. The yarn layout is also inspired by Jane's pretty posings. I did pretty good on the colors, ordering them sight unseen- except for the two random balls at the top. Can you see the bright green and burgundy? What was I thinking!?!?! I think they'll be able to work themselves in somewhere, we'll see how it goes.

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I've started rippling already, ~220 stitches with a 4mm hook is giving me a blanket that almost covers the top of my queen bed. Starting it was the biggest pain, I almost gave up crocheting into the base chain, however after that it's been smooth sailing -er- rippling. Very easy pattern and easy to memorize as well.

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Did I mention I'm a total beginner at this crochet thing? I'm having a lot of fun learning and getting comfortable with it! =)

7 comments:

amandasan said...

i like your colors! i'm using rowan pure wool dk as well. i ended up changing my color scheme a bit so i had to order more yarn. elann.com has pure wool dk for 40% off right now so if you do need more, that's a great place to get it.
i'm looking forward to seeing your progress :)

maryse said...

go with the bright green and purple there. that's half the fun of this rippling thing is throwing caution to the wind a bit.

Susan said...

Sounds like great yarn. Love the colors. You are off to a great start.

Priscilla said...

I like the bright green and purple. I think it's going to look great with the rest of your colors.

nanaofnc said...

Lovely choices. I agree with the others...go with the green and purple. I think those "accent" colors will really make the afghan. For a beginner, you're awesome.

keri said...

Thank you everyone for your wonderful comments!

And thank you also Amandasan, I had no idea Elann had it in stock now and for such a good price, I had to order more! =)

Atia said...

hi i'm also using pure wool dk - wasn't sure about spending more $$ on wool but if i'm going to invest this much time on a blanket i'd like to be able to machine wash it - there's no way i'm going to handwash a huge blanket!