Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Nisa's Ripple Blanket, Day 2

Ripple Blanket, Day 2 - wavy waves

Is it supposed to ripple/wrinkle like this? The beginning of all the other blankets I've seen look flat. I'm no knitter or crocheter - this is my first big project of either kind. I had to crochet in Grade 6 as part of Home Economics or Crafts or whatever the heck that class was in the all-girls parochial school I attended when I lived overseas for a year. We had toglue samples of various stitches into a book. Our big project was to crochet a doily! What fun! Not. And so began my lifelong disdain for crochet until recently after seeing the colourful explosion of ripple blankets and grannies pop up all over the web.

Ripple Blanket, Day 2 - waves

I'm now on Day 2 of my blanket. I added the orange stripe with a bit of trepidation - my oldest didn't really want the colour in her blanket, but I loved it and I somehow convinced her it needed to be included. Then when I finished the stripe, I didn't like it at all. I soldiered on and now that I've tempered the deep orange with a bit of the lighter pink, all is right in my world again. However, my next 4 colour choices are some variation of blue or green and so I'm a bit worried how those particular colours will work with the existing ones and in my girls' room.

Ripple Blanket, Day 2 - in living colour

While taking the progress shots of my blanket, I noticed that the colours I've used so far match the colours of my girls' laundry hanging on the rack in the background. Funny, that.

Oh, before I forget, each 2-row stripe uses up about 1/3 of a 100 g hank of wool. Ouch.

10 comments:

Raphael Guay said...

I was concerned about my ripples waving and not lying flat (and thought it was because I was crocheting too tightly as I'm new at this), but then the fabric started to flatten out somewhere between six and eight rows.

Annie's craft corner said...

It should start to flatten out a bit I agree or you also maybe crocheting too tightly, What size hook are you using.
Andrea

amandasan said...

i really like your colors. i've been second guessing some of my colors as well but as i get further along in the project, i'm starting to see it as a whole rather than individual colors.

Lisa said...

Yours makes me want to do a all red/orange/pink one! I know, you're adding other colors, but I love what you have now.

nutnoh said...

Lisa - oh I know! After starting with the light pink (called ladyslipper), I was so close to running back to the shop to exchange all my other colours for pink and orange! I can definitely see an entire blanket in those colours. Pink and orange are one of my favourite colour combos.

raphael and annie's - thanks for the reassurance! I've been trying to crochet loosely here - I'm using an H hook. We'll see how it goes!

amandasan - thanks!

littlemissmeshell said...

These colours are llloooovely =)

Lallee said...

Beautiful colors. I find myself obsessing less about the color combos as my afghan has grown. When I stand back and see all the rows instead of a few individual lines, it is all working for me.

Jenni-Raie said...

great colours! i like the way it's coming together.

Jenni-Raie said...

youknow, i'm really stumped by colours. i want to pull out and hook, but i just don't really want a mismosh.

nutnoh said...

Jenni - have you tried the random stripe generator?