Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Addicted to ripples

Here it is, loosey goosey section included. You see, the rows on the left are much neater than those on the right. ARGH .. to rip or not to rip those rows ....

11 comments:

amandasan said...

pretty! what yarn are you using?

Judy said...

I see what you mean. It's a toss-up. It's not that bad, but you do need to figure out what went funky. Why don't you try going down one needle size on the next row and see how it looks? If the looser rows stick out or look funny, then you can still rip, but at least you'll have a possible solution. You've obviously relaxed into the flow of crochet, which, in the long run, is a good thing. :)

Michelle said...

pretty colors...the ripple I am working on now is kinda loose(all of it though), I hadn't crocheted in forever and I have very loose gauge. So the next one I am going to go down a size or two in hooks. I guess you just have to ask yourself if it bothers you enough to redo it:)

moo said...

Ummm...I usually rip because I always am aware I made a mistake. But that's me (and I am obsessive).

faycat said...

You can rip out rows that you've already done? Man, I am such an amateur. I kind of want to get rid of the first two stripes that I made, but I didn't know if I could do that and not mess it all up.

Jenni-Raie said...

don't rip. just don't do it! why lose those rows? They don't even look bad. i can't tell.

Judy said...
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Judy said...

I removed my comment because I had nothing else to say, and I wanted to see if my photo would show up. The above makes it look like I said something bad. :)

Faycat--
You can rip it out, i.e. unravel it, if it's the last row you did (and on down--anyone ever see what a cat can do to something you crocheted?). You cannot rip out rows that are beneath rows that you don't want to rip. I do like that aspect of crocheting, though. I'm learning to knit, and ripping knitting scares me. Crochet? Just pull the string and start making a pile of yarn. :)

faycat said...

Thanks Judy, I was thinking that maybe there was some magical way that you could remove earlier rows without damaging newer ones. The first two stripes that I did on my ripple afghan were in a different type of yarn, and now that I've settled on using one kind for the rest of the blanket, it just bugs me that the first two are noticeably different. Oh, and also, they're both kinda screwed up...

Jill said...

I'm using Mission Falls 1824 Wool. YUMMY.

kirsty said...

Love your colour scheme! It's so hard to make that decision to rip out ALL that effort :(