Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Another newbie!

Hello! I'm another newbie to the Ripple-Along. I found the project from my SP9's blog, after she sent me a cute set of crochet hooks of my own, and I've been following you all avidly for weeks now -- everyone has such fantastic projects! I really want to crochet a ripple afghan of my own (maybe one like this eventually, though probably a pillow cover or baby blanket to start out with), and there's just one little glitch... I have no idea how to crochet! I'm a knitter but I have never seemed to be able to wrap my head around crocheting. You'd think it'd be in my blood since my mother crochets constantly and my late grandmother -- who is actually the inspiration for me to make a ripple afghan -- was never without her Red Heart Super Saver close to hand. I was wondering if any of you might happen to be in or around Chicago, and interested in helping get someone else off the ground?

I can't wait to have something charming and striped of my own to post! Have yarn, will travel!

2 comments:

She sure is strange! said...

http://home.att.net/~susanBinKC/patterns/ripple.html

Here is the pattern I'm using, it is super simple. I think once you get the feel for crochet you'll be fine. I tried knitting once and could NOT do it, then I learned to crochet and was able to go back to knitting with little problem(I had tension issues the first time around). Reading a pattern, now that's a problem!LOL

Molly

sabrina d. said...

Thanks, Molly! I think once I just see crocheting in action (preferably not at the speed of light, like my mother crochets :-) it'll probably make more sense, but for now I've sort of been staring at instructions blankly. I can crochet a really long chain but that's about it!