Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Hi everyone!

My name is Lynne and I'm also new to this blog... well to blogging in general. Yes, I'm a newbie!

I have also been watching everyone's progress for a few weeks now and love all of the beautiful blankets. You have inspired me to start my very first ripple. :)

The only problem? I'm on a yarn diet. I was not going to buy more yarn until I complete some of my current projects (or those just waiting to be started!) but a friend invited me to go shopping in the States (I live in Canada, near the border) and I found the Caron Simply Soft I see so often on blogs. I haven't been able to find it here. Well, I just had to buy it :)

Specs :

Soft Waves pattern from Jan Eaton
yarn : Caron Simply Soft Brites in Berry, Blue Mint, Limelight, Grape, Mango, Lemonade as well as Iris and Rubine Red (Still Simply Soft but not Brites)
I'm making baby blanket size so I chained 111 (?) to start.

So here was my first go at it :

It looked good at first but then realized it wasn't rippling :

It took me many tries to get it right. I've been a knitter for years and learnt how to crochet, mostly on my own, 2 years ago. I guess I need more practice with reading patterns!

Finally I got it right and it now looks like this :

I've never made such a flashy colourful.. well... anything! I love it!


She sure is strange! said...

I made my very first afghan out of Caron's Simply Soft Brites! I didn't know much about crochet yet, my ends are ALL funky, and I did it with varying stitches for each color. I LOVE how it turned out! You can see a pic on my blog, under Finished Projects, named Ryan's Afghan. Good luck with your project. I'm about to make a decision about my yarn and get going tonight.

kirsty said...

Flashy Colourful is GOOD :)

Courtney said...

Your blanket looks great so far! I love the colors.

babette said...

Great minds think alike! I just started my 3rd ( yes, that's right ) and I am using the *Brites* also AND I threw in Iris and Rubine Red. I will post a photo soon of my *twin* of yours!!