Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Getting a big head start on Christmas

Remember that I mentioned that I planned on making afghans for my family for Christmas? I ordered enough for 3 because that is all my budget would allow at the time. Then I had to wait for the yarn to arrive, so I started up a knitted non-ripple afghan. If you want to check it out, visit my ZenKnit blog.

The yarn for the afghans arrived and I decided to do a crochet non-ripple that looked nice from a book I checked out from a library. It turned out that the yarn was just too stiff for that pattern. I ripped it out and started up a ripple. Which I secretly desired to do anyway. Red Heart Super Saver yarn in pale yellow, cornmeal and country blue. About 52 inches wide. I decided to do a repeat of 3 colors, so that I could evenly use the 3 skeins of each color. I wanted to switch it up a bit so that it wouldn't be boring for me to crochet.

I am going to just keep on going until I run out of yarn. So far that might mean a very big afghan because I haven't run out of yarn from the 1st of 3 skeins (in each color) yet.

Ripple afghan in Red Heart Super Saver yarn

Ripples in worsted weight sure go fast! I saw comments on another post that said that Red Heart softens up after washing. Knowing that makes me very happy. I think the colors are bright and cheery and I hope the family member who gets it is happy with it too. Or that they aren't but they keep it to themselves *grin*.

Susan (aka ZenKnit)

1 comment:

Michelle said...

Very pretty!! I thought the same thing about the rh. I had read that ripples were just eating yarn, so I bought two of each colour and I think I will only use a tiny bit of the second balls. I think I'm going to make a few ripple pillow covers to match. Maybe you can add a different colour or two and make a few more blankets(or just make two in the same colours)? But isn't that a great way to justify more yarn:)